Once the target of many Internet jokes, Millennials have come into their own over the past decade. Over the past couple of years, Millennials overtook the Baby Boomers as the largest living generation, and they’re proving they’re more than up to the challenge every day.
From changes in the workforce to exciting innovations across every industry, this key generation is paving the way for a bright future while serving as a bridge to the past. And nowhere is this more apparent than in the world of golf.
Burl Oaks Golf Club in Minnetrista is a place where golfers from all generations love coming together for the love of the game in a relaxed, unpretentious environment. In this post, we’re breaking down some of the reasons more Millennials are joining golf clubs and why we love them for it. Give us a call to sign up for your golf club membership today!
Millennials and Golf
As the Baby Boomer generation has gotten older, many golf lovers worried that interest in the game would begin to slow. But with the Millennials beginning to reach their forties, the torch is getting passed, and we couldn’t be happier!
One of the great things about Millennials is that they have a way of adding a breath of fresh air to everything they take on. This tech-savvy and highly social generation loves to share their interests and enthusiasm with others, and that enthusiasm is contagious.
According to the National Golf Foundation, 36% of golfers in the U.S. are between the ages of 18 and 39. Additionally, more than 15 million Millennials have expressed interest in playing golf. As this increase continues, Millennials will eventually represent the largest presence on the golf course.
These are a few ways the Millennials golf boom is affecting the game:
● Golf apparel and gear manufacturers are responding by targeting a wider swath of age groups.
● More team sports athletes are turning to golf.
● Golf is in the process of a rebrand and taking on a bigger “cool factor.”
How Golf Looks Different for Millennials
For many older generations, spending hours on the golf course to play a game was part of the experience. However, Millennials overall seem to be less interested in completing 18 holes than previous generations, with golfers over the age of 50 playing more than 70% of rounds.
But that doesn’t mean Millennials enjoy playing golf any less. Amid busy families and work obligations, more Millennials are spending time on the driving range. Additionally, Millennials want the complete experience of participating in a golf community including great food and golf events. And what’s the perfect place to experience the best aspects of golf culture and community? With a golf club membership, of course!
Get Your Minnesota Golf Club Membership
Are you looking for a place to meet great people of all ages and spend some time on the driving range? At Burl Oaks Golf Club, we offer a fun, non-exclusive environment where everyone is welcome! Contact us to get your golf membership or call us at 952-472-7017 to find out more today!