A few months ago, we noodled here on the notion that golf is in a state of decline. Memorial Day weekend is a good time to test out the various theories.
Getting a tee time? No problem. Even at the last minute (Note: I play county courses). The twosome we were to be paired with? They never showed up. Somewhere around the 5th hole at The Ponds at Battle Creek, the extent of golf’s demise became apparent: Its success depends on one’s inability to remember just how infuriating an afternoon of relaxation can be.
Your News Cut host loves golf, although there’s a limit to the depths of any romance.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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