Where did all the golfers go?

June 3, 2017:

They went bicycling, kayaking, and hiking.  Allow me to explain with these photographs.

This is Bruce Blinkhorn who rebuilds sailboats and builds light weight trailer for bikes and kayaks.  His sailboat is in the distance as he stands by his golf substitutes.


I engaged him in conversation today at the port city of Frankfort, Michigan.  The conversation lead me to these photographs and this BLOG entry.

Society has changed and left golf behind.  Golf is expensive and time consuming.  In golf one has the purchase of the clubs and it does not stop there.  One has to buy balls and green fees to enjoy your new clubs.  You have to schedule a tee time.

By way of contrast the capital outlay for bicycle or kayak could be as much as golf clubs, but you expenses end there.  You can go when you want, where you want and stop when you want.

The enjoyment time is a far less commitment than golf.

Years ago at an orthopedic surgeon’s meetings, the scientific program had to end at 12 noon so all the members could go golfing.  Today one third bicycle, one third hike and maybe one third will play golf.

I am on my way for 9 holes to keep the game alive.