The other day I wrote about how the economic downturn was beginning to have an effect on golfers and golf tournaments.
Sponsorship issues and smaller crowds are currently a reality and probably will be during the coming year.
Golfers however have thus far held onto their optimism and many surmise that the economy may not take the hit that some other leisure and activities might, because in golf the passion of players and fans may be able to transcend the hard times.
A reader of mine, himself an engaging blogger, sent me a couple of depression era photos showing that even in the hardest of times, elegant golf apparel was being featured on the covers of fashion magazines. and stylish young ladies were playing leisurely rounds on the courses of New Orleans. Even if we're all feeling the effects of what's going on with the economy, these photos are fun and uplifting.