A Look at Golf And Leisure Trends and Alternatives to the Traditional 18-Hole Round

NOT LONG AGO, golf was the only game in town. It was what meeting attendees did for fun — the highlight of an off-site.

Not anymore. Other activities, such as spas, have gained in popularity. Newcomers are intimidated by golf, while others don't always have the time or interest to play 18 holes. Even people who picked up the game years ago — including many women — are dropping it.

“We've seen a dramatic decrease in our numbers the last two years,” says Frank Sablone, ex

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