Hey, folks. I wrote to The New York Times
today. Why don't you?
I wrote in response to this article: More Americans Are Giving Up Golf
- note that it is currently the Number One Most Emailed NYT article today!
Here's what I said:
Re: More Americans Are Giving Up Golf
Environmental concerns, time, cost: It is certainly understandable that there is a decline in "ball" golf. But disc golf has been increasing in popularity at a steady 15 percent, or more, for twenty years. Same game, different equipment: More fun!
You may never have heard of disc golf, but there are 2,500 disc golf courses in the Professional Disc Golf Association's course directory. Since it is very inexpensive and takes far less time to play a round, there may be as many rounds of disc golf played in 2008 in the United States as there are rounds of ball golf, or more.
Be aware: It's a little more athletic than ball golf (no carts) and more egalitarian, too, so you may actually meet people on the course who are different than you.
. . .
What would you say?
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