- Golf course closures exceed new courses for 8 years in a row
- Dick’s Sporting Goods is laying off 400 golf-related employees
- The number of U.S. golfers has dropped 24 percent from its peak in 2002, to about 23 million players last year
- Where are the next golfers?
I both love and hate golf. I love the business of it; I find it fascinating. (You have to be really good with your inventory!) And I enjoy the struggle at the local par 3, on which I often lose at least 2 balls to a single lake. Champ. Truthfully, I think I enjoy most the idea that I’m forced to walk a couple miles in between the shots from hole 1 to 18.
But it seems like golf is joining the ranks of horse racing as a sport that’s growing smaller with every new obituary. I’ll miss horse racing much more than golf, though.
P.S. A special someone appears in the third article. Poor ol’ Chip Brewer — can’t catch a break.