All of the region’s golf courses have opened, a news release told me last week. And The Masters starts this week.
It’s a good time to be a golfer, but for the fact there aren’t all that many golfers anymore.
The Economist today looks at what happened to the sport.
It says golf’s calm place no longer fits America’s personality. Also, people are too broke to play.
Related: The State Of The Golf Industry In 2015 (Forbes).
Pirates' McCutchen: Baseball Is Dying In Economically Challenged Communities (NPR).
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.