One club as an example however many more like it and that is where the stigma lay. Homer made a good point about sine sort of PR drive to help change that but has to be an all in situation.That’s some members of one club used as an example, I also put on link on this thread of a cheap, family club which positively encourages beginners.
We have two pros who coach little kids every week, take them around the shortened course etc
The problem is that golf is a boring & difficult game, that people only play, and carry on playing, if the like it. Other sports are far more exciting and likely to attract and keep kids involved.
As for your last point absolutely agree with you thats what turns people off especially now like you said before about consoles etc. There are many other ways to get instant gratification, thrills and enjoyment golf will never offer without time, practice and commitment. Most people can't commit to a relationship these days for longer than a quick swipe right let alone hours of practice to get good at something.