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Unformatted text preview: o Create alternatives from the traditional private country clubs • Create public golf courses o Changed from an elitist game to one that was available to all • After WW2, incomes began to be spread more broadly and people began to have a little bit of a cushion • Many people spent money on past times such as golf • Golf became an amenity rather than a restricted opportunity • How do these changes reflect larger cultural changes in the U.S.? o Golf carts affected the game of golf… • Larger, longer courses • Faster travel around the course • Use of cart paths to protect grass and greens • More elderly participants/anyone with some disability towards walking the course • No caddies • More income for the course owners • People can bring bigger bags - more clubs, balls, etc. • Seasonality - broadens length of golf season, thereby producing more money • Loss of place and environment • Loss of exercise...
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- golf course, Country Club, distinctively different sport, Robert L. A., elitist game