Presented with these figures

Presented with these figures, golf officials are puzzled. "I don't know how to reconcile those numbers with what we're seeing in our program," said Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., chief executive of The First Tee, an golf clubs for sale initiative of the World Golf Foundation. He suggested that while The First Tee is very good at connecting with younger kids, keeping teenagers is more challenging. "Conceivably one segment is growing and another is declining." Ishiner