Does Golf Need the Olympics?
For what? To ensure it receives much-needed government funding? To give it the worthy tournament and ultimate prize it currently lacks? To establish it as a bonafide sport?
Ha! Golf needs the Olympics like Continue reading
Spoiler Alert, golf does not need the Olympics. Seemingly everyone is down on the Olympics at this point in 2016; what with the alleged IOC corruption, the billions of dollars of debt the host nation incurs in hosting the Olympics, the terrible human rights and environmental situation in Brazil and even Zika. Continue reading
…and golf doesn’t need to be a sideshow. Continue reading
Ever since the 2009 announcement that golf will be re-introduced into the summer games the outspoken golf community has been debating if golf needs the Olympics. Continue reading
Four years ago, the green jackets at Augusta National Golf Club, voted to give Condoleeza Rice and Darla Moore a blazer of their own, making them the club’s first ever female members. Continue reading
During a recent #GolfChat, we were discussing ideas to increase women’s and junior participation in golf, when 12 year old Matty Du Plessis, tweeted the following:
We’re always talking about “growing the game,” casting wider nets, getting more people into the sport of golf…and yet, I’m the only one shopping the discount racks in the women’s section at the PGA Superstore. Continue reading
Since I started golfing I have played a lot. In two years I have played about two hundred rounds and have played 81 courses in nine countries. As I travel I have the pleasure of golfing with either the club captain, the president, the pro or the general manager and always have a golf chat about what is going on with golf in their part of the world. Continue reading
For over 500 years, golf has waxed and waned in popularity. The exponential growth of golf in the 80s and 90s is being countered by the leaner years of the 21 st century. As a result, for the first time in modern history, the focus on growing golf is shifting to women and juniors. Continue reading