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USGA encourages golfers to Play 9

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DOVER, YORK COUNTY –  For the second consecutive year, the United States Golf Association is reminding people about the fun of playing a nine-hole round.    FOX43 stopped by Grandview Golf Course in Dover for the USGA Play 9 Day.

“Golf is time-consuming.   Playing nine holes cuts than in half,” said York golf George Flickinger.  “Particularly for people starting out, 18 holes can be frustrating.  Nine holes is a good amount of golf to play and it’s not as tiring of course.”

30 percent of golf courses in the country are nine-hole facilities and 90 percent of courses offer a nine-hole rate.    The average nine-hole greens fee in the U.S. is only $22.