Author Archives: Ben Bryant WGCA contributing writer

The Trump Effect

Posted on by Ben Bryant WGCA contributing writer

In 2009, early in his first term, President Barack Obama had the White House tennis court repurposed into a basketball court.  Mr. Obama is an avid basketball player and fan, and since he doesn’t play tennis, it was an easy decision.  An enthusiastic Chicago Bulls fan, Mr. Obama also made it a tradition to fill […]

Course Closures In China

Posted on by Ben Bryant WGCA contributing writer

The Chinese government sent chills throughout the golf industry last week when it announced the closing of 111 golf courses throughout the country.  The purported reason for the closing was that the courses in question had been illegally using water and developing land without permits.  But the Chinese government has a long history of opposition […]

You’re no longer alone

Posted on by Ben Bryant WGCA contributing writer

Seven years ago, while I was attending the University of Florida to earn my Master’s degree in Education, I attended the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) annual conference in Sarasota, Florida.  It seemed like a good idea to get involved in an organization dedicated to what I was about to jump head first […]