Some sports are young and some sports are old. Examples?
Basketball is young; baseball is old.
Snowboarding is young; skiing is old.
Skateboarding is young; roller-skating is old.
And golf is old. So old I can’t even think of something similar-yet-different (miniature golf? no; croquet? nah) to put on the young side of the equation
Why? Expensive, is one big reason. Slow. Not all that strenuous. Outfits not very cute. And the shoes!
Plus, golf takes planning: You need to reserve the course days, weeks, or even years in advance. And it takes patience, a quality that tends to increase with age.
The only thing about golf that has any youth appeal are the carts. I would like to ride around a golf course in one of those carts. I just don’t want to have to wear shoes with cleats or hit any little balls out of the sand.