Golf is dead

Well, at least golf is dying. That's the premise of a fascinating story by Karl Taro Greenfeld in Men's Journal. He writes:

It's expensive, difficult, and demands the kind of time most people get only when they go on vacation — or retire. From the dried up fairways of Southern California to the vacant course-side condos on the Carolina coast, we survey the sport's demise — and the entrepreneurs hoping to reinvent it for a new, less patient generation.

He doesn't mention the Midwest or the Chicago area, and I'm wondering if it applies to us, here in a region that once had more golf courses than anywhere in America.   Not that I've seen a drastic reduction in green fees around here.

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  • They took away the ability for businesses to write off memberships for tax purposes, that killed many a golf course.

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