A New York Times/Associated Press 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.” ASCGA President Bob Cupp is quoted, as well, noting, “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 article notes efforts across the golf industry to bring new players to the game, including Tee It Forward and other programs. The complete article can be found here.