Golf has seen an incredible rise in popularity over the past few decades, and that popularity continues to grow. From the days when
golf was consider the pastime of a select few old folks who walked the
greens in their checked pants, the sport today has a tremendous
following. It can largely be attributed to players like Tiger Woods –
charismatic players who captured the attention of everyone, including
those who have never picked up a golf club. Added to this is
Hollywood’s take with movies that have portrayed golfers as the
heroes they are.
While the following has changed significantly, so has the industry.
There are resorts, vacation packages and even housing developments
built around incredible golf courses. Finding a great place to golf has
never been easier with the number of courses growing annually and
those managing the courses set to make the most of the property
available. There’s no way to really tell what prompted the rising
popularity of the sport. But if you look at the number of young people
walking the greens with parents and grandparents, and the number of
schools with a golf program for its students, you’ll see that it’s most
likely a trend that will continue for the foreseeable future.