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 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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