Jack Nicklaus has called for the golf industry to seize current global opportunities and for changes to be made to the game to help bring more people back to the course.
Speaking at the 2016 HSBC Golf Business Forum at the Marriott Sawgrass Resort and Spa in Florida, US, Nicklaus pointed to golf’s inclusion in the Olympics earlier this year and maiden winners of all four majors in the men’s game as being good for the game and helping to promote golf on a greater global scale.
“Because of the Olympics, and with medals won by six different countries, the game of golf has been introduced and showcased to a lot of people,” he said. “We have more than 35 golf federations around the world today than we had before golf returned to the Olympics. It was especially important to many parts of the world where golf is not predominantly played, or new and emerging markets.”