This article traces the history of golf from inception, through its rise in prominence in America ($70 billion contributed to the 2011 US economy), to its current decline (18% fewer players than in 2006) and identifies challenges facing the game’s effort to attract younger players.  For instance, golf’s thoughtful, slow pace conflicts with the frenzy of modern life, it is time consuming, hard to master and expensive and it is often perceived as elitist and snobby due to its country club traditions.  To read the article click here.