Future of Golf: How Golf Lost Its Way and How to Get It Back

Overview

The Future of Golf reveals how the sport has been kidnapped by equipment manufacturers and knowingly deregulated by its governing bodies. A mix of commentary, analysis, and essays, the book chronicles the misguided strategies made by the once-respected United States Golf Association, showing how the momentum from Tiger Woods’s popularity is being squandered by manipulative manufacturers and celebrity worship. Author George Shackelford urges the USGA to re-shoulder its responsibilities to the game while suggesting...
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Overview

The Future of Golf reveals how the sport has been kidnapped by equipment manufacturers and knowingly deregulated by its governing bodies. A mix of commentary, analysis, and essays, the book chronicles the misguided strategies made by the once-respected United States Golf Association, showing how the momentum from Tiger Woods’s popularity is being squandered by manipulative manufacturers and celebrity worship. Author George Shackelford urges the USGA to re-shoulder its responsibilities to the game while suggesting how the PGA Tour can restore excitement to its championships. He offers solutions for making golf fun, affordable and exciting again by emphasizing course design elements, common sense ideals, and tradition-based values.
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"[Shackelford’s] proposed reforms to simplify golf and get it out of the hands of big business make this a modern version of Thomas Paine’s revolutionary best-seller, Common Sense, in 1776." --Golfweek " . . . if you have passion for the game, it’s
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570614569
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Pages: 229
  • Product dimensions: 5.81 (w) x 8.72 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Geoff Shackelford lives in Santa Monica, CA.
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