As I mentioned in this blog last week, the most recent census shows a big part of an aging Canadian population steaming towards retirement.
That holds true not only for our members and public golfers, but also for many within the Canadian golf industry, who may just have fewer than 10 years left in their careers before hitting the magic number of 65, the standard, at least for now, for retirement.
For many within the industry, retirement seems like more of a transitional word than the actual end to a career, with many of us maybe winding it down, but still staying active within golf.
In my case, assuming good health, I hope to continue GNN beyond 65, which for me is about eight years away. I also hope to continue my Sun Media golf column, but in the case of GNN, I’ll likely bring in more help to ease the personal workload.
Things can change quickly, but that’s the plan.
As I mentioned in the previous blog, both Gar Hamilton and Warren Crosbie, two highly-respected golf professionals who left their full-time positions recently, are still staying active within the game. You can hear what they had to say here and here.
What are your plans? Even if you’re not close to retirement age, as many of us are, give it some thought and let us know on this week’s GNN Poll.
Certainly, golf has been a challenge the past few years due to weather, the economy, slow play and other factors, but do you plan to just hang out the “Gone Fishing” sign or to stay involved in one way or another (playing doesn’t count)?
Maybe, you plan to work for as long as you can in golf.
Will you get right out of the game, or still stay involved in golf in your retirement?
- I plan on working full-time in golf for as long as possible (41%)
- I’ll wind it down, but still be involved (35%)
- Other than playing, I’ll be right out of it (24%)
If you have an opinion on this or any other topic, feel free to expand on it in the Comments box below.