photo credit: Robert S. Donovan Sometimes we forget how fortunate, as Americans, we really are when it comes to the game of golf. Stop and think ; We can travel freely to any destination of our choosing and play any public course we wish to play. Here in the Phoenix metro area we have over 300 golf courses, mostly public.
We can go to mega-stores, that stock every sort of golf item and purchase any one of dozens of brands. As far as golf is concerned, it's a land of abundance. Make a phone call, apply for a tee-time and soon you're playing the game.
Today is the perfect time to stop and give thanks to have the freedom to enjoy the sport we all love.
photo credit: Justin Tallaksen Ever since Tiger Woods' career blew up, the ratings of televised golf have deflated like a flat tire. Let there be no mistake about it, Woods created the biggest boom in golf since Arnold Palmer and his army of loyal fans. Now what?
The PGA needs to take a hard look at how they can stimulate more interest in the game. They need to leap out of the stagnation of the same old venues and get creative. One of the ways to do so might be to hold several tournaments that pit the PGA Tour against the Champions Tour and/or the LPGA Tour.
Another way to stimulate viewers is to hold match play events. Why not hold tournaments that include club pros?
The PGA should realize it's time for some major changes.
photo credit: Garycycles4 Golf is: trying your best but your best just isn't good enough. Golf is: tempting fate most of the time. Golf is: both physical and mental, it's physically stimulating and mentally baffling. Golf is: a way to make great friends. Golf is: a way to make mortal enemies. Golf is: a way to win money. Golf is: a way to lose money. Golf is: a fun day in the sun. Golf is: a miserable day in the rain. Golf is: maintaining composure. Golf is: losing your head. Golf is: praying for an on-course restroom. Golf is: hitting a little white ball into eighteen, 4 inch holes and paying big bucks to do so. Golf is: the greatest game in the world.