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Team Golf

September 21, 2023 Team Golf

About 90% of Core golfers tell us they’ve played “team golf” at some point. But with the Solheim Cup and Ryder Cup being played back-to-back and highlighting the game’s unique camaraderie, should golf have more team play opportunities?

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Golf Course Supply: No Boom, But Better

September 7, 2023

When it comes to traditional, new golf courses, what’s being built today is different than during the development boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Here’s how.

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Perceptions of Golf

August 24, 2023

Golf has a more favorable narrative going for it recently, for a variety of reasons. And that shift has a positive effect on perceptions of the game.

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The Largest-Growing Sport in America

August 10, 2023

How has the increase in off-course golf offerings and access impacted the traditional game? It’s conceivable that neither the pre-pandemic stability nor post-pandemic growth we’ve enjoyed in green grass participation happen without the catalytic effects of the “grassless” game.

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Assessing Golfer Attitudes Toward Team Golf

From participation to watching as fans, what are Core golfers saying about the team component?
September 21, 2023

The majority of say they’ve played in at least one team event within the past 12 months — not surprisingly most likely a scramble. And an even higher proportion say they’re interested in playing in a team event within the next year.

The Growth of Destination Golf

A closer look at one of golf's biggest development categories
September 7, 2023

Whether its golf destinations, destination golf resorts or destination golf in general, this niche continues to grow in popularity – on both the public and private side.

How Close is 2023 Play to Record-Setting 2021?

August 29, 2023

On a national level, rounds saw a major move after the highest-volume month of the year (July)

July 2023 National Rounds Played

Link in story to free three-page report
August 25, 2023

Nationwide play was up for a fourth straight in-season month — see just how much.

What Is Social Media’s Impact on Golf Perception?

NGF member insider: click to access report on Perceptions of Golf
August 24, 2023

It’s estimated that approximately 50 million Americans are engaged with golf today on social media, at varying levels. About 80% of them are non-golfers who have very different perceptions of golf than those who don’t engage with the game at all.

Golf’s Off-Course to On-Course Pathway

Assessing off-course impact on green grass engagement: Member Exclusive
August 10, 2023

The growth and evolution of off-course forms of golf have led to questions (and opinions) about its impact on the traditional game. Here’s a closer look at that divide and the latest research into how green-grass participation, trials and interest are being affected.


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