Could Tiger’s Win Boost Golf Course Turnout?
All eyes focused on Tiger Woods when he won his 5th Masters and 15th major tournament in Augusta, GA.
Meanwhile, 1,249 miles away at Brookland Golf Park in Brooklyn Park, Tiger’s win could bring more people to the course. Yes, something that happens in the deep south can affect the bold north. Just call it a “Tiger bounce,” because Tiger clearly moves the needle.
“Yes he does,” said John Lindman, the course manager at Brookland.
Thanks to Tiger’s recent heroics, Brookland hopes for a spike in golf popularity.
“I expect that more people will come out,” Lindman said.
Lindman says anytime there’s a good “feel good” story, it gives people a renewed interest in golf.
The course re-opened for the season on Tuesday. Another way the course hopes to attract more golfers is through “Golf 2.0”
In 2013, the PGA created Golf 2.0. Greens had two holes, including one that was double in size.
Brookland was a trial balloon in an effort to generate more interest in the sport. It was one of the first courses in the nation to offer 2.0
“I think it did,” Lindman said. “We don’t have it out on the course 100 percent of the time. But we do have it if people want to use it.”