« on: April 19, 2017, 12:58:58 PM »
I was involved with golf in a business sense. Golf is also failing because the younger generation can not afford to play it. Check out what greens fees and cart rental and clubs run for one-half days play. It makes a trip to Disney world look affordable at a per person price. They have shut out a large portion of the population and everyone is watching their pennies in today's world.
that has a huge amount to do with it. It's why I've never played a round of "real" golf in my life- no way I can justify the amount of money I would spend on it, let alone to attempt to learn how to actually play it for real. I know a good number of people college to middle age that wouldn't mind trying it out, might be interested, but aren't going to spend the large amounts of money it takes just to start let alone continue to play. Not exactly something you do on a lark.
Exactly!!!! I went through I time when I tried to learn golf. He a buddy who lived at one of the apartment complexes around here with the 9-hole courses (played for free) - so we went out and tried to teach ourselves. Then had a pro/am guy we worked with from Bella Vista take us out a couple of times (with a first timer guest discount because of his membership).
I was terrible at it but still had a decent time playing....but when they started wanting to play more and the non-discounted fees started to kick in....I (with family of 5) could not afford to pay theme park ticket price every week to go hang for 2-4 hours chasing a ball around trying to get better.
Maybe one day I'll get the room in the budget and schedule to pick the clubs up and try again.