A “New York Times” featuire article notes “…design concepts are changing to make courses easier to play to accommodate the recreational golfer who does not like paying hundreds of dollars for scores in the 100s.” The story features comment from ASGC President Bob Cupp.
Cupp is quoted as saying, “People have too much fun playing on golf courses that are a little easier to play and not so long. Those two things, there is a message there that is loud and clear.”
The Times also reports on a number of industry initatives designed to bring more players to the game through programs like Tee It Forward. The full article can be found here.