Greg Norman has a few radical ideas to shake-up golf

The Shark has a few ideas on how to get millennials into golf.

Greg Norman has never been afraid to speak his mind and when he was recently interviewed by the Australian Financial Review he didn’t hold back on his thoughts to shake-up the game of golf in Australia when so many golf courses are in financial trouble.

“Bring the kids in by letting them put speakers in golf carts, putting headsets on or playing in their board shorts or getting on an electric skateboard or something like that to take their clubs around, have fun with the game, speed it up, do what the kids like to do,” the straight-shooting Norman says.

“I’m a big proponent of increasing the speed of the game. Building 12-hole golf courses, reducing the time. Why do we have to build these 7000 metre long golf courses for maybe one week a year or not even one week when the cost of constructing and maintaining these ridiculous clubhouses gets out of hand. We’ve really got to get our crap together.”

We love the 12-hole golf course idea and while not a new idea (from us or The Shark) it still faces some resistance in the golf industry. Something we may expand upon in a post in the next week or so.

Read the full interview with Greg Norman at the AFR.

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