The Future of Golf is Deep in the Rough If It Doesn't Change and Modernize - A Whittle Bit of Commentary 3/9/15

A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle

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Sunday afternoon I headed to the golf course because it was just too pretty to be inside and not in the great outdoors. Well, when I got home I read a story on the Washington Post that America has fallen out of love with golf. Now, me being a fan, I of course, have some personal interests regarding this story. That being said, I’m willing to admit that golf is a sport, like baseball, that is in decline. Most people don’t wanna spend half a day on a golf course now with all the other entertainment options out there. Plus, golf is expensive. With so many unemployed, golf isn’t just high on people’s importance list. If golf wants to survive, the PGA should consider changing some rules that will help speed up the game. For example, let the golfers ride in golf carts so they get to the ball faster. Make tournaments be weekends only, because most people aren’t watching Thursdays anyways. I know cutting Thursday out is a tough sale because they make money off of Thursdays, but it’s an idea. Don’t make golfers putt if the ball is within a few inches of the hole. Just give it to them. Most aren’t gonna miss the putt anyways. Also, golf courses should just rent more equipment to players much like a bowling alley does. If golf doesn’t change, its future is deep in the rough. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/03/05/why-america-fell-out-of-love-with-golf/

 

Posted on March 8, 2015 .