Spread the game to everyone, everywhere

An ad on TV for the PGA says that the mission of its members is to "spread the game of golf to everyone, everywhere."

Why? Should the world become entirely wrapped in golf courses so that we can accommodate 7 billion people teeing off at once?

If someone believes in, say, Christianity, or libertarianism, or communism, I can see why they would want everyone else to believe in it as well: they think the world would be a better place if everyone did. But does anyone "believe" in golf in this way? The world would be a better place if only everyone played golf?


  1. Golf courses are surprisingly small (150 acres according to Wikipedia. The land surface of the world is 36.48 billion acres. If my math is correct this means 240M golf courses. This amounts to over 4 billions holes. So assuming people played doubles everyone on the planet could comfortably play gold at the same time if only we invested in the infrastructure.

    1. Well, this would be a great economic stimulus package! Let's get it going!

      Also, it is very hard to build golf courses in Arctic tundra, Sahara Desert, Rockies, Himalayas, etc.

    2. There is always this:

  2. Luckily they don't really mean it (try joining a golf club sometime, and you'll see).


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