“I hope that clubs can get enough memberships to make ends meet and survive,” said McGovern. “I’m the oldest of our four-ball and the rest are no spring chickens either. Young people have too much to do now. The time involved in playing a round of golf is too long.”
He added: “I’m looking forward to serving the Union as an ambassador, meeting new people and listening to people to find out their views on how golf can be improved.”
McGovern assumes the presidency after years of voluntary service within the game.
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