Reader’s view: Golf has done much good for everyone in AmericaThis is in praise of professional golf, which I believe provides more money for charity and good causes than all other sports combined.
By: Arthur C. Barschdorf, Duluth News Tribune
This is in praise of professional golf, which I believe provides more money for charity and good causes than all other sports combined.
While there is little or no coverage of pro golf in the News Tribune, this sport demonstrates a code of dress and conduct (except for one or two participants who seem to want to draw attention to how they look rather than to how they play the game). Lately, golf is drawing bigger crowds of onlookers and spreading real interest among children of all colors, both poor and rich.
At 97-plus years of age, I know how much golf has done for me, beginning with when I was a young teenager caddying for rich men and women at Mount Anthney’s nine-hole golf course in my hometown of Bennington, Vt. My good and strong feelings for this sport have stretched from then to my time as an office clerk, followed by laundry truck driver, to soldier and writer/journalist to business executive and now retirement.
What is important about this present writing is that the sport and value of golf have spread to all in America, whether rich, middle income or poor, and among all of the USA’s people, white, brown or black.
Duluth itself has two very good public and private golf courses within the city limits. Golf is good for all in our U.S. and our really exceptional nation.
Arthur C. Barschdorf