I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts regarding the game and its ebbs and flows in popularity. I'm referring specifically to golf in the USA. This is an issue that I have observed and see regularly as a 26 year old who is a product of the millennial generation. We've seen the game increase in popularity with the rise of Tiger, the inception of organizations such as the first tee, drive chip & putt, pga golf leagues and the general growth of the game abroad (China, Korea, Etc.) We are now returning to the era of golf courses closing (this is a result of economic issues obviously) but also a lack of growing the game in the suburbs and rural areas. The First Tee does a great job of growing the game in the inner-city and in some suburbs but rural environments (population density issues?) and other suburbs are neglected. It's a great opportunity to instill values but my generation at times missed the mark even with the coming of Tiger. Its expensive and time consuming. Most people in my generation lack the desire to pursue a practice regiment and won't devote 4 hours to a round of golf. I don't understand it. It might be a result of the tweet, text, instant world or a stereotype of the game. The game isn't instantly gratifying but neither is soccer or any other sport. I just thought I'd write some thoughts down for my first post. Please excuse the lack of organization, its the product of an ADD mind (lol). These are all large issues and I just want to hear thoughts I guess.
Edited by shoot4par, 15 November 2018 - 05:50 PM.