Participation and Engagement Rise Again

Participation and Engagement Rise Again

January 20, 2022

Heading into year three of Covid-19, the virus seemingly continues to benefit golf even while hampering parts of the economy and frustrating millions ready to be ‘done’ with it. Here’s what golf participation looked like for 2021 from a high level.

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Looking Back at 2021… Looking Forward to 2022

January 6, 2022

After a 2021 that was special for golf, 2022 brings more opportunity. Among the exciting news from NGF: a newly redesigned website filled with new content.

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We Did It… We Will Beat Last Year’s Rounds

December 16, 2021

Coming into the year, only the most optimistic thought the industry could beat 2020 rounds. Here’s how 2021 play shaped up.

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Santa Is On the First Tee

December 2, 2021

Consumer surveys indicate that gift-giving for all things golf – including equipment, apparel and accessories — is projected to remain strong this holiday season, even as manufacturers and retailers wrestle with production, inventory and shipping challenges.

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2021 Play Looks to Finish on December Upswing

NGF member-only rounds analysis
January 12, 2022

What do early returns on December’s nationwide play show after the final month of 2020 had a 37% jump?

November 2021 National Rounds Played Report

December 22, 2021

November saw the most significant year-over-year decline in nationwide rounds-played, in large part because of […]

October 2021 National Rounds Played Report

November 25, 2021

October rounds-played almost matched the late-season surges seen in 2020, as total play remains up year-over-year.

Welcome2Golf and Industry Opportunity

What it is, Why it's important for golf, and How it works
November 18, 2021

Welcome2Golf is NGF’s effort to introduce adult non-golfers to the game of golf and improve the beginner experience to convert more newcomers into committed golfers. After all, almost 75% of the record 3 million+ beginners each of the past two years are 18 or older.

Military Golf in the U.S.

Golf is an important recreation and rehabilitation outlet for those who serve and protect our country.
November 11, 2021

Collectively, the various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces operate more than 150 U.S. golf courses. If the individual branches were grouped together to form a single management company, it would rank among the top multi-course operators in the country.


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