Golf hits the rough as interest falls

Clubs encouraged to make game shorter and more accessible to stem slide in numbers

All week at the SMBC Singapore Open, many of the world’s top golfers praised the Sentosa Golf Club, calling it one of the best they have played at.

Former world No. 1s Adam Scott and Ernie Els observed that the award-winning Serapong Course, which has hosted the US$1 million (S$1.4 million) tournament since 2005, keeps getting better through the years.

Yet the same cannot be said of the game in Singapore. Whereas once it was thriving on several fronts, golf’s lustre has faded.


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