Over the last two decades the game of golf has been in decline with courses closing every day. Why?
From my perspective, a teaching professional with 45 years playing experience, golfs’ decline is due in part to availability of quality instruction at an affordable price. I started teaching ‘Beginning Golf’ at LSU for Leisure Courses, and was often asked, ‘what books should I read’ and ‘where can I find some videos’ on golf. So I started this Website and have continued to add and update is with 99% of its’ content on the basic fundamentals of the golf swing and how to play golf.
City Park Golf Course | Qualified surveys site the growing cost of play, higher equipment cost, and the amount of time necessary to play 18 holes were the main contributors to golfs decline and the closing of hundreds of golf courses.
The National Golf Foundations recommends that golf courses should be tailored to meet the different caliber of players by setting up shorter courses; lessen the rules of golf for amateurs; advocate playing 9-holes; and setting up short-game practices areas for easy public access. City Park is the ideals setting, especially for newbie golfers, because of central location, pitching area for short game practice, short par 4 and par 3 holes that can be played in little more than an hour.
NEWBIES … When playing golf at City Park follow these simple rules: 1.) play from the short tees; 2.) return the ball to center of fairway when your ball comes to rest under any of the trees, especially the grand oaks; 3.) play one ball and keep pace with the players in front; 4.) don’t search for a lost ball longer than 3 minutes, and help other players find their balls; 5.) and play ready golf so long as another player is not in front of you.
And … help support Historic City Park by joining the Friends of City Park Golf.
Friends of Historic City Park is a nonprofit group dedicated to the preservation of Historic City Park golf course, built in 1926 by the noted Scottish course designer, Tom Bendelow. It is listed on The National Register of Historic Places. We believe that the course should be protected, preserved and maintained for future generations.