As one who has tried unsuccessfully to get into the game of golf over the years, I quite agree with this post-- The game-- with its drivers, clubs, shoes and tee times-- is expensive both to prepare for and to play. It's difficult, dissuading amateurs from giving it a swing, and time-consuming, limiting how much fans can play. Drew Harwell continues,
That drop-off has hit America's greens and links hard. More golf courses closed than opened in 2013 for the eighth straight year, according to the National Golf Foundation. And the number of course closures has sped up, averaging 137 closings every year since 2011, data from golf-industry researcher Pellucid show.
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