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Is the Internet Killing Golf or is it Digital Darwinism?

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailLast month I read a very interesting post from Rory Hughes called The Internet is Killing Golf.  Originally published in Golf Chicago Magazine, the article is well written and presents a compelling argument. But after working in industries that have  been digitally disrupted, I have come to realize that the problem with golf is not the Internet, it’s Digital Darwinism. FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Read More »

Golfing for nothing – Let the kids play free!

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailI’ve developed of a bit of a reputation for beating up on some golf courses for not recognizing their responsibility in growing the game of golf.  Not all golf courses are delinquent but we still have a long way to go in North America. FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Read More »

Playing it Forward

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailMost of us were introduced to the game of golf by someone who was inspired to share their passion—whether it was a great teaching pro, an encouraging family member, or a dear friend who promised, “No seriously, it will be fun!” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Read More »

Declining participation in golf is hitting too close to home

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailIn the past 6 months I’ve played only 4 rounds of golf which is pretty sad given we can play here all 12 months of the year.  And it’s been many months since I wrote a post on this blog or really engaged with other golfers on social media.   To say I’ve been busy this year at work is an ... Read More »

What Millennials Want in Golf

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailLast fall I posted a survey on my business website to try and learn why more millennials aren’t taking up golf and what could be done to entice them to give the sport a try. It was a bit of a slog trying to get kids to respond to the survey even with targeted ads on Facebook for the 17-25 age group ... Read More »