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Why a lot of new players give up the game of golf within their first two years – part three

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“Golf is the only game that pits the player against an opponent, the weather, the minutest details of a large chunk of local topography and his own nervous system, all at the same time.” – Mike Seabrook

By Ian Hardie

In the articles Why a lot of new players give up the game of golf within their first two years and Why a lot of new players give up the game of golf within their first two years – part two.

I talked about the fact that not much has changed when it comes to the remarkably high number of players.

Who give up the game of golf within their first two years of starting to play.

A problem that no one’s ever worried about too much as there have always been more people coming along to keep the golf courses going thanks to the constant stream of baby boomers taking up the game of golf.

So to a certain extent ‘ignoring’ the high drop-off rate of new golfers was probably a good solution – as if all the people that started golf around the world over the past 50 year had stayed on as golfers.

Most golf courses wouldn’t have had the capacity to fit them on anyway.

The trouble is though, the world we all live in has changed a lot in the past few years.

In fact it’s changed so much that the game of golf – which has been going pretty well for around 600 years.

Is now under attack from declining participation, rising costs and changing attitudes. Continue reading Why a lot of new players give up the game of golf within their first two years – part three