Virtual Golf Makes Sport More Accessible for South Koreans
South Korea lays claim to one of the highest concentrations of golf simulators in the world; around seven of every 10 machines sold around the globe wind up in the Asian nation. But the phenomenon is expanding overseas, too. James Day, director and founder of Urban Golf in the U.K., says more than 1,000 enthusiasts visit one of his two London golf cafes each week. Crediting the accessibility of this new craze, Days says, "[We] don't have a membership or a dress code and we provide the equipment so it is accessible to more people."
We realize that golf can be one of the more pretentious sports, but there are still places for the average Joe to play on a Saturday morning. Whatever happened to you and your friends riding around on golf carts at the local public course with a cooler full of beer? [From: CNN]