Mark Herrmann of the NewsDay wrote up an interesting article a few weeks back. He tackles the declining number of teen caddies. In the write-up, Herrmann profiles Bradley Klein, former caddie and current GolfWeek editor, who gave a talk to the Long Island Golf Association’s meeting for club presidents.
In a nutshell, Herrmann posits that the number of opportunities to caddie have diminished – many private clubs have closed. Further, golf carts have claimed a fair share of caddie jobs. Other technology is keep young people in the house and off the golf course. Plus, the hard hit economy has more adults vying for rounds.
What do you think? Should we care about declining participation of among young caddies? Does it stunt golf’s growth? Comment below.
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