Britain’s Amateurs Turn Their Back On Golf

Rough times for golf according to The Independent. Their article states how more and more Britons turn their back on this once very famous sport.

Scotland’s  593 golf clubs are trying to hold on to their members. According to new numbers  from the Scottish Golf Union golf memberships in the nation dropped 14 per cent between 2004 and 2013.

The Scottish Golf Unions’s deputy chief executive, Andy Salmon, said one reason for the decline is due to a shift away from club membership to “pay and play” by what calls “nomadic” golfers.

But it’s not only those players who are a reason for a decline in membership numbers. Overall participation has also declined.

As for England, club membership there dropped 20 per cent between 2004 and 2013 according to England Golf.