June 7, 2020
MARTY CARR COMMENTS TO THE IRISH TIMES ON THE SPIKES IN GOLF MEMBERSHIP
Marty Carr speaks to the Irish Times.
Marty described the increase in membership applications as “an unforeseen benefit” but one that had come after a difficult period for clubs. “You had no real March, April, May, so it was nice to see some compensation on the other side. A lot of golf clubs would have really struggled in losing those months. Historically, from St Patrick’s Day to the Masters at Augusta is when the golf season launches and that’s gone this year . . . people are thinking, I am not going away this summer, I am going to end up playing a bit more golf. Things aren’t going to move indoor very quickly, look at soccer, rugby and stadiums and concerts, so it is just a shift in people’s mindsets that this is around for a while and golf is a very safe activity. It is a commitment, it is a positive sign.”