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I continue to track all the latest news and updates as it relates to coronavirus in The Villages.
This week, The Villages released a terrific video highlighting the past, present, and future of golf in The Villages.
I must say, I think the future looks pretty bright:
A few weeks ago, a reader wrote in with the suggestion that I attempt to chart the population growth vs. the number of golf holes over the years in The Villages.
This particular reader wrote that they got the feeling the amenities in general have not kept up with the growth but they weren’t exactly sure.
I’ve often pondered this question too, particularly during the busy season when you hear some complaints about how busy the golf courses are and how challenging it can sometimes be to get your desired tee time.
I thought this sounded like an interesting challenge to take on, and here’s what I’ve got so far:
Now, obviously I’m missing some data from the early years of The Villages, and I haven’t seen 2020 population data come through yet.
But, going off of the information I do have, it appears that for about the last decade The Villages has held steady at approximately 0.005 holes of golf per person.
It will be interesting to see how they keep up in the years ahead, but judging by the video above, there are plenty more holes of golf in the pipeline.
Agree or disagree with my findings? Let me know in the comments down below!
Here’s what else I’m reading this week:
A groundbreaking ceremony was (finally!) held for the First Responders Recreation Center, a project that’s been in the works for years:
Construction begins on recreation center (The Villages Daily Sun)
Just what we need…another story about Villagers “horsing around” 😉 :
From Marion County to racing’s biggest stages (The Villages Daily Sun)
Last, but certainly not least, a Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at Veterans Memorial Park of The Villages on Monday, May 31 at 10 AM.
Here’s the order of events if you plan to attend (Veterans Memorial Park of The Villages)
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That’s all for this week!