"The Great Escape WWII" by Alan Shipnuck [GOLF MAGAZINE July-August 2010] This outstanding article by golf writer Alan Shipnuck explains how interest in golf grew during World War II (1940-1945) in spite of many young men drafted and sent to Europe. My interest in the article is keen because I have been critical of the men on the PGA tours who have complained about playing in tournaments without fans. Of all things to complain about in a world facing a heald crisis! Many of our top male golfers appear to have been spoiled by fame. (The global LPGA Tour golfers take a different attitude. Led by LPGA Commissioner, they are working to play golf for a TV audience and continue to make golf the "great escape" from a world in a mess.)
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