“I use to swing a golf club,” said Jeremy Stubbens a former member who now practices his marshal arts skills on week nights while shooting his new AK-47 at a nearby rifle range on Saturdays.
“Unless you like playing in water hazards you’re up a creek without a paddle,” said another golfer, Stan Bobolinker, from San Diego, California, who grew up on the links in Hoboken, New Jersey and whose favorite golfing song is Frank Sinatra's My Way. “Even regions that were once golf Meccas like California, Arizona, Nevada and Florida have been hard hit,” said Bobolinker.
“I had to make a choice between paying my church tithe, which we pay right off the top and which comes out to about 1% of our annual family income after taxes and expenses,” said Mrs. Monica Constantine Pope, an avid woman’s golf enthusiast from Dominion, Florida.
In Southern Idaho the Sioux Nation has offered a similar proposal at its Little Big Horn Country Club where Fortune 500's leading executives are offered a buy-one-get-one-free membership at the Sitting Bull Club. "We shoot the bull on the course and sit in the club and shoot the bull some more," said Little Big Horn's director of development, John Custer "Rising Red Feathers" Cushing, who traces his lineage to both George Armstrong Custer and Sitting Bull.