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FORTNIGHT

Participation Rises Again…

January 26, 2023 Participation Rises Again…

Traditional, on-course golf participation in the U.S. was up again in 2022, and off-course gains were even more significant.

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The Latest NGF Golf 100

January 12, 2023

A number of years back, we introduced the NGF Top 100 Businesses in Golf to recognize the most influential, successful, prominent and innovative companies on the commercial side of golf. Now we’ve released the latest version of this unique list.

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Rounds Played: Almost, But Not Quite…

December 21, 2022

Questions lingered throughout the year when it came to rounds: Would demand dip? Would golf’s Covid dividends begin to wane? As 2022 winds down, here’s how national play is stacking up.

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Is New Course Construction Picking Up?

December 8, 2022

With increases in golf participation, play and popularity in recent years, one of the questions we’ve gotten recently is whether there’s been a rise in new U.S. course construction since the onset of the pandemic.

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SPOTLIGHT

The 2023 NGF GOLF 100 Revealed

Some changes come to the biennial Top 100 businesses in golf
January 12, 2023

An effort to highlight the vitality, size and diversity of an almost $100 billion-a-year industry, the NGF GOLF 100’s mission is to recognize the most successful, prominent, influential and innovative companies in the commercial golf business.

Golf’s Year in Search


January 5, 2023

What does search engine data for golf from 2022 tell us about 2023 and beyond?

November 2022 National Rounds Played


December 23, 2022

Thanks to less-than-favorable golf weather in many parts of the country, November rounds were down notably compared to a year ago.

Tracking New Golf Course Development


December 8, 2022

Among the U.S. golf courses in construction or in-planning, almost one-third of the projects are located in two states. But as history shows, not every project in golf’s developmental pipeline opens for play.

October 2022 National Rounds Played

Play in October still trended ahead of recent pre-pandemic years
November 28, 2022

Rounds of golf for October 2022 were relatively flat nationally compared to a year ago, with a slight change within the range of typical weather-related fluctuation. 

Top Takeaways: Golf Executive Sentiment Survey

Golf leaders weigh in on their business, state of industry
November 10, 2022

Rising inflation, labor challenges, supply chain issues, the threat of an impending economic recession… How do golf business leaders feel about growth potential for their companies and organizations in years ahead? And how does that compare to CEOs more broadly?

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