There’s an article in todays’ Detroit Free Press on how high fuel costs are forcing yacht owners to stay in dock all summer (my heart bleeds for them, really). And there’s another in the Lufkin (Texas) daily news on how fuel prices are cutting into golf. US News and World Report says that high prices could stall 10 million cars. Dozens of articles sound off about how high fuel prices are cutting short vacations.
What’s $4.50 a gallon gasoline doing to your game?
It really hasn’t gut back on the number of rounds played by your friendly neighborhood GolfBLogger. But it has perhaps influenced where I play them. I used to happily travel to the west side of the state in search of new courses (or favorite old ones) to play at least once a week. Thus far this summer, every round has been at a good local course that charges $15 for 18 holes walking.
However, I have an excuse that goes beyond high gas prices: an 11 year old Oldsmobile minivan with 150,000 miles and a broken air conditioner. I’ve tried not to stray too far from home in it as I grow increasingly paranoid about a breakdown.
I’d love to hear from you about how gas is cramping your golf lifestyle (or not). Leave a comment using the link below.