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Golf Participation in the U.S.

RECENT TRENDS AND ANALYSIS:

2015 Golf Participation in the U.S. – A Slight Dip Tempered by Strong Positive Indicators

While the latest NGF participation numbers show a slight dip in 2015 to 24.1 million (over the age of 6 who played at least once) from 24.7 million the two previous years, numbers remained strong in several crucial areas: among committed golfers, beginning golfers and in the number of people interested in taking up the game. READ MORE

GOLF PARTICIPATION IN THE U.S. REPORTS:

  • Summary of Golf Participation in the U.S. 2016

    This one-page summary includes golf participation information from 2011 through 2015. It includes breakouts for different age groups, Committed golfers, Occasional/Core/Avid, Beginners, Juniors, Women, Non-Caucasians and Interested Non-golfers.

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  • Golf Participation in the U.S. 2016

    This report provides a detailed profile of U.S. golfers in 2015. It includes the participation rate and number of golfers by gender, age, income and education. Segments profiled include Core golfers, Occasionals, Juniors and Beginners. Also shown is the trend in the number of golfers by segment from 2010 to present. A rounds played profile shows average and total rounds by demographic segment. A regional summary shows the number of golfers and rounds by U.S. census region. In addition, the Participation report includes a measure of “latent demand” for golf (or, interested non-golfers). NGF began to formally track interest in playing among non-golfers in 2010.

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    PDF: 1458 K / 13 pages

Last Updated: 3/30/2010 4:11:06 PM / Generated at: 5/4/2016 10:55:11 PM