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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 121
Click on the buttons [left] to reveal our Top 5 list. ways to keep the YOUNG'UNS KEEN How would you encourage more younger players to the game? 5 H ERE'S a real shocker: golf right now appeals to young people about as much as a game of shuffleboard or lawn bowls. Sure, it's a brilliant game, but the stats don't lie, and young people are apparently giving golf a wide berth in increasing numbers, with only a small percentage of golfers aged under 25. If you're a kid looking to choose your new sport, golf, it seems, is way down the list. Now that Aussie great Greg Norman and his chainsaw are done making a late run at a place in this year's Darwin Awards, he wants to change all that, and spoke last week about his desire to "get rid of the navy blue suits" and "think like a kid" in order to draw more youngsters to golf courses. Music, competitions on social media, making the game faster by building 12-hole courses that can be played as 18-hole layouts using different tees — no idea is a bad idea when it comes to attracting new numbers to golf's dwindling participation levels. Here are a few of our suggestions for cracking the kid market. OTG Words by Adrian Ballantyne
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