Thoughts on why people are walking away from the game...

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  • CurtdrCurtdr Members Posts: 29 ✭✭
    Yep... what's killing golf is SLOW PLAY.
  • Jacob37Jacob37 Posts: 95 ClubWRX
    I stepped away for a few years. Small kids , plus work, plus other hobbies. I just about don’t hunt or fish anymore so i prioritize so i can play golf.
  • GL3GL3 NHClubWRX Posts: 53 ClubWRX
    I don't think people are walking away from the game because of equipment prices, if that's what you are implying. If you love the game, play with what you have. In my league last year I got beat by a guy playing 20 plus year old knock off irons, with an old Callaway BB Warbird 4 wood off the tee. He's a gem. IMO its more time, mobility, and course prices for me. I won't play a course that I know plays like a 5 out of 10 with a price point of a 9 out of 10. Some of these courses are asking 80 plus with bunkers that are sand packed as hard as concrete. But then the cheaper priced, moderately conditioned courses are flooded and take 5 plus to play a round.
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  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandMembers Posts: 1,588 ✭✭
    I have to step back from the game, because I'm no longer mentally strong enough to play it. I recently learned my daughter is dying of a brain tumor. I find no comfort in an activity that constantly reminds me what a hopeless failure I am.
  • GL3GL3 NHClubWRX Posts: 53 ClubWRX
    That is very upsetting, and I am sorry to hear that. I'll say this, if you suck as golf embrace it, don't fight it or get embarrassed, and let your personality shine. IMO playing with a person with a great personality who sucks beats playing with a good player with a **** personality any day of the week. I wish your family nothing but the best.
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  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭


    I have to step back from the game, because I'm no longer mentally strong enough to play it. I recently learned my daughter is dying of a brain tumor. I find no comfort in an activity that constantly reminds me what a hopeless failure I am.


    that's brutal...so sorry to hear that. Hope you find a healthy outlet man. My thoughts are with ya
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  • MarkFromTheUKMarkFromTheUK Members Posts: 4,639 ✭✭
    I’m walking away from the game. Goodbye.
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  • stimpmeterpstimpmeterp Washington DCMembers Posts: 733 ✭✭
    The most I’ve spent on a single golf purchase in recent memory is $499 for a set of premium Srixon irons. Been playing for 25 years. You don’t have to fork out that kind of dough if you know what you are looking for and search the second hand and reseller markets.

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  • BarfolomewBarfolomew #worstWRXer Members Posts: 1,216 ✭✭
    There is a direct correlation between Tiger's golf life and golfs popularity.....the graphs prove it
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  • LUMALUMA I Am My Greatest Downfall Jax Beaches, FL.Posts: 2,368 ✭✭
    The internet. No patience. Need instant gratification...
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  • Mikey5eMikey5e Members Posts: 724 ✭✭
    Let them walk, golf is better without them!
  • 3jacker3jacker Members Posts: 997 ✭✭

    The game seems to exist to support the equipment industry.
    Nothing makes sense about the economics of the industry. Declining participation? Raise prices!

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  • Jc0Jc0 ChicagoMembers Posts: 1,850 ✭✭

    @3jacker said:
    The game seems to exist to support the equipment industry.
    Nothing makes sense about the economics of the industry. Declining participation? Raise prices!

    This actually makes perfect sense economically. You've shifted left in the demand curve where there are less people but they are willing to pay more money. The price of clubs didn't change for about 10 years until about 2 or 3 years ago. Drivers were $400 for forever. Second manufacturers realized there was a new market segment for higher end clubs which pxg, homna, and others are starting to embrace.

  • 3jacker3jacker Members Posts: 997 ✭✭

    Willing to pay more money is the key part I suppose.
    Golf effectively shedding all the hoi-paloi that flocked to the sport starting in the 90s.
    But that's ok. Let's be honest, some people just don't belong. ;)

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