Unfortunately this is the new reality. The younger generation is not playing golf like they did 20 years ago during the dawn of the Tiger era when new courses were popping up every month it seemed like. Like him or not he created a lot of excitement and got new players into the game. Any area that was even slightly interested in golf was seeing new courses being built and participation rising. In my area and even more so at the private clubs, you are now seeing clubs closing or changing their business models in order to keep the doors open. I shudder to think what the golf landscape will look like in another 20 years as us older players fade away.