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Is Golf Recession Proof?

August 18, 2022 Is Golf Recession Proof?

Each time a recession looms, the question arises, “Is Golf Recession Proof?” Perhaps a more important question, however, is what can golf do to prepare for the next inevitable recession?

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Mid-Year Update: Rounds Played

August 4, 2022

After a couple of great years for rounds, some might feel the pandemic ‘bloom’ might be off the rose, so to speak. NGF President & CEO Joe Beditz weighs in.

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Mid-Year Update: Equipment Sales

July 21, 2022

Despite some lingering supply chain constraints, shipments from golf equipment manufacturers in 2022 have remained strong, matching last year’s impressive growth.

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Mid-Year Update: Golf Course Closures

July 7, 2022

The downward trend in U.S. golf course closures that began in 2020 has continued into its third year. Where could it go from here?

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SPOTLIGHT

Improving the Customer Experience

8 best practices to help your business
August 18, 2022

The past several years have been generally very positive for golf operators, thanks to the “Covid boom.” But how should we be improving the customer experience to ensure we’re prepared and positioned for the future?

Assessing the Covid Rounds Boost — Two Years In

What is golf's pandemic dividend?
August 4, 2022

With the June 2022 national rounds report out, we now have a full 24 months of supporting data since golfers have been unencumbered by pandemic restrictions. Here’s a closer look:

June 2022 National Rounds Played

The midway point for rounds follows one of the highest-volume months of the year
July 21, 2022

June rounds saw a slight YOY uptick after three months of declines in national play

Equipment Market Remains Strong Midway Through ’22

Member look: Golf club & ball shipments up significantly compared to pre-pandemic
July 21, 2022

Golf Course Closures Still Trending Downward

Member report: Closures on pace for lowest total in 17 years
July 7, 2022

The ongoing correction in the world’s richest golf market began in 2006 after an unprecedented, and unsustainable, 20-year golf course building boom. The recent slowdown in closures may indicate the market is moving closer to equilibrium.

How Does 2022 Rounds Momentum Compare to Pre-Covid?

A member-only look at rounds comparisons to previous years
June 24, 2022

In assessing play levels, it can be helpful to look beyond year-over-year comparisons. Here’s how May 2022 stacks up against recent years just before the pandemic-driven play surges.

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