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September 21, 2017
Ignore TV Ratings: Golf Is Healthier Than It Appears
The New York Times just posted a new article on the growth of the game and its increasing diversity:
The game is becoming more and more diverse. Along with its graying group of well-heeled enthusiasts, there are the Topgolf participants looking for a low-key evening out and a rainbow coalition of young beginners.
According to Golf Digest, a 2016 study of golf participation by the National Golf Foundation, found that the number of beginning golfers had grown to 2.5 million, a record. Nearly a third of the 2.9 million junior golfers last year were girls, nearly twice the number 20 years ago. And more than a quarter of all junior golfers are non-Caucasian, a fourfold increase from 1995.
Check out the full article.