Golfchat is a loose organization of keen, like-minded golfers who willingly share their views on golf. Although we do not always agree, the discussions are lively and informative. The recent theme of alternate ways to bring players to the game brought two additional articles (to my own) that I think are worth a read.
The first is from Mike Johnny from @36aday golf blog. His article titled Mike Johnny: Golf’s Own Six-Pack, discusses Jack Nicklaus’ view on changing the format of playing golf and here is a snippet of what he says:
Jack Nicklaus has likely forgotten more about the game of golf than I will ever know. And with 5 or even 6 hour rounds becoming more prevalent on and off the PGA tour, he has proposed 12-hole rounds as an alternative, for recreational golfers anyway.
The next good read is from Rodney Whitty: Alternative Traditions. He too addresses the need for how players pay for their rounds and if they can only play for 14 holes, then maybe only paying for 14 holes is a solution. Rodney has his own golf blog that can be found here. I recommend your read the entire article, but here is a little teaser:
Not having time is a popular excuse for those not getting out for golf in the evenings or weekends. Even with time off, are 18 holes in their plans?
I hope you enjoyed the articles, including mine from yesterday, and take away some differing ideas on how courses can approach golf in the future. Regardless of where you stand on the idea, it is always great to discuss and debate the merits of all golf thoughts. And that is what you get here at The Grateful Golfer.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!