I just wanted to direct you all to this considerate article by Rod Morri over at Golf Australia: Golf. A Rich Person’s Sport?
It came about on the back of a tweet about the inaccurate link between golf and wealth.
“Disappointingly, a small minority took the bait and reacted with abuse (hardly helpful to improve the image of the game they profess to love) but an encouraging majority instead attempted to engage with reasoned and reasonable responses.
Sadly, despite requests from several different quarters, the original poster elected not to elaborate on how they had come to their conclusion but in some ways that is a moot point.
The reality is that for the statement ‘Golf. A rich person’s sport ‘to stand up to scrutiny would require a definition of’ rich ‘so broad that most in the community would refuse to accept it.
Despite that, though, there remains in the non-golf population a mythical link between wealth and golf that is a serious problem for the game. ”
The piece outlines the situation thoughtfully and constructively and it’s well worth your time to read through it.
As Adrian Logue pointed out: “When an issue like this cracks open his cold black heart, golf is well served to have Rod Morri writing about it.”