The high price of gasoline got you down? It's got a lot of people down. And unfortunately, prices are almost guaranteed to keep going up over the long term. The reason is that pumping levels are already near capacity, there's very little new, accessible oil out there to be found, and China and India have only just begun to require petroleum products for their young industries.
It's not a pretty picture. Making alternative fuels and cleaner-burning fuels cost-effective and more easily available should be a major priority for the U.S.
And a few golf courses are doing their part in a pilot program. Check out this interesting article in the Houston Business Journal: Golf Courses Take a Swing at Wind Energy. Fifteen clubs around Texas - most in the Houston area - have signed a deal with an Austin-based clean energy company to buy electricity generated by wind power.