Hit a bunker? How More or Less got it wrong on the golf stat

Avid listeners of Radio 4’s More or Less may have tuned in last week to hear their analysis of Shelter’s ‘golf stat’: the estimate that more space is dedicated in England to golf courses than houses.

In November last year, based on work by Colin Wiles, Shelter estimated that roughly 1.1% of land in England was covered by 18 hole golf courses, which is equivalent to the amount of space covered by housing. Including smaller courses and driving … Read more