Retiring to Florida? This company helps match you with a golf club
By Joe Logan
October 29, 2015
Jason Becker, head pro at a private club in Naples, Fla., was working on a masters degree in adult education a couple of years ago when he got an assignment for another paper.
Because much of his work day was spent on the lesson tee, Becker had written about 25 papers on teaching the golf swing by that point. It’s what he knew. When he proposed another paper on teaching golf, his professor balked. Please, not another one.
“I wondered what else I could write about,” Becker said last week.
That’s when Becker began to wonder about the 300,000 people who move to Florida each year, many of them “snowbirds” looking for a soft landing in retirement. How do those folks decide where to live in the Sunshine state? And for the golfers among them, how do they choose from the 400-odd clubs in South Florida?