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Poll: Do you play less golf than you did 5 years ago?

Island's End Golf and Country Club, a 6,700-yard

Island's End Golf and Country Club, a 6,700-yard course in Greenport. (Apr. 3, 2013) Credit: Randee Daddona

The business of golf is shrinking on Long Island. The number of courses is down to 269, from 279 in 2004,  according to the National Golf Foundation, and the number of rounds played has dropped substantially over the past 15 years.

Officials cite a variety of factors, including the weak economy and changing lifestyles that mean many people have less time for the game than they used to. But business leaders say deals still get done on the golf course.

Do you play more or less golf than you did five years ago? Or do you fall into the group who never could see the appeal of chasing a small white ball for hours?

Vote and leave a comment. Results and a selection of comments will appear in next Sunday's business section.

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