To the editor:
Being raised in a working class family during the 1950s, golf seemed to be a “rich” person’s game played at gated private golf courses or exclusive country clubs.
As the middle class grew, disposable income and leisure time increased, and golf attracted the middle class. Public and open golf courses grew, and the golf industry flourished. Now the middle class is in decline, almost vanishing, along with it the financial resources to pay fees, buy equipment and the free time needed to play.
Like my dad, most individuals have to work harder to provide for themselves and their families, some working multiple jobs.