It’s amazing to think how many people confidently subscribe to the well-known “Three Predictors” regarding golf. These gurus confidently predict that the future of the game of golf will be characterized by continuous growth in performance, a flattening of scores, and an end to the long years of dominance of any one player or team. They also predict that the dominance would continue for at least another 10 years. These experts are also very confident that the current crop of young upstarts is well on its way to fulfilling these glorious expectations.
But are these experts’ Three Predictions really realistic? Would it be possible for a newcomer to carry the banner of excellence and dominance from the current crop of golfers? Is it really possible that time will move forwards and the sport of golf would stop being what it has been and start becoming what it was meant to be – a relaxing, enjoyable recreational activity for the millions of people who enjoy it and look forward to enjoying it year after year? And would it be true that this new crop would somehow be different from all the other upstarts that have mushroomed on the back of golfing’s success in the recent past? Or were the three predictions true?
Let’s see first what these so-called experts are actually saying. They are basically predicting that the next generation of golfers would indeed be able to sustain and even improve upon their present performance in the sport. Their three predictions are: The sport will become more exciting, more challenging, and less dependent on the skills and knowledge of the players. Also, they would see that golf will finally become a truly national sport with a huge fan base all over the country and would regain its once glorious status.
So let’s take a closer look at these Three Predictions. The first one is quite obviously false. Yes, there has been much development in golf entertainment and technology and therefore the game itself has become more thrilling, more challenging, and more competitive but it’s not that these things have totally changed the game itself. There are still plenty of long and exciting games of golf that you can enjoy during weekends and in between tournaments. What has changed is the level of playing ability of some players, particularly the younger ones.
The second prediction would be that golf will once again regain its place as a favorite among sports fans. Maybe the game’s dominance over the previous generations has been exaggerated but it’s not impossible that it could still happen. Also, there are some people who would say that because of the technological developments there are better ways of enjoying the game and it wouldn’t be dependent on your ability. It’s true that nowadays every player now has a laptop, camera, and TV that he can use to watch his games or even get some tips and advice from some of the best golf experts. But the fact remains that some of the fanciest and most expensive gadgets in the world are not always useful in improving your game.
And the third prediction would be that the future of the game would continue to change and evolve based on the views and opinions of the experts. Some would say that the golf boom was just a passing phase that would soon be over. Some would also suggest that it might already be time to adapt to some new rules and regulations by the government. These suggestions are definitely not wrong from a statistical point of view but it’s also true that the experts are the ones who really shape the future. They are the ones who make it what it is today.
Of course, you should not be mistaken that these three predictions are something that can be true at any given time. The past, present, and future aren’t fixed. They’re actually very much affected by the current and the future changes all the time. Therefore, you should take a look at all the factors that can affect the future and take note of them. If there are certain developments that you think can affect the game then better do your share of research so you’ll be able to warn other golfers of those things. By doing this, you can also inform them of possible changes that can happen in the near future.
If you want to take your game up to another level then you should definitely consider taking some lessons from the professionals. You can always visit their websites and see if there are any new products or techniques that they are using to improve their game. In addition, you can look into their books or videos. These two are quite important tools that can help you with your golf game. These three predictions about the future of golf aren’t just mere opinions; they’re facts and evidence which can be backed up by all the hard work and years of experience that these golf professionals have had.