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UK golfer issues wake-up call to stingy U.S. politicians

Great Southern Golf Club

My wife and I are British and play golf in the States a lot (South Carolina, Florida). I agree with your commentators.

We fly across The Pond to play golf in good weather and now have some good American friends through golf.

I am frankly amazed at these people who do not recognise just how big and valuable an industry the leisure golf market is.

Every retirement or gated community now seemingly cannot be built without a golf course, and it's going that way in Europe more and more.

People want to keep fit, and a four-hour round of golf with good company is a good way of doing it. They'll spend a lot of money too.

These courses also cost a heap of money - hurricane damage (we British can only guess at) must be difficult and expensive to put right without tax incentives, aid, etc. Wake up you legislators!

Richard Hodges

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