Golf Needs A Human Touch

"2 Golfers" - photo by Greg D'Andrea; GolfStinks, LLC; Copyright 2013Over the last 20 years or so I’ve noticed technology has developed at exponential rates. Yes, that is an obvious statement but often overlooked. For example, I graduated from high school 20 years ago and I can recall only one person in my graduating class that had a cell phone. Things are pretty different these days, no? And that’s only 20 years ago.

Interaction between people is declining and everything has an app. You’re lost and need directions, there’s an app. You need to do some banking, there’s an app. You and your spouse want to have a baby, there’ an app. Ok, maybe not so much the baby but you get my point. However, it’s good to know that there are still activities we can do that actually involve human interaction. Golf being one.

When it comes to learning, playing or teaching golf, technology has it’s role but it is secondary. Although there are many companies out there that are selling or promoting some golf gadget to better our game, nothing beats human assistance. Golf is too complex for an app to tell you how to play better. Granted, there are apps to help with your golf game but there is a human at the other end giving advice.

For many, golf is something passed on from a family member or close friend. It is something we share with others. When we think of golf, we usually associate it with being on the course with our buddies. There’s more of an organic sentiment rather than a technological one. Let’s keep it that way.

Hit’em long…yell FORE!!!


  1. Eric Dunn says:

    That’s the best part of golf, spending time with good friends and meeting new friends.

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