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Mid-Year Update: Rounds Played

August 4, 2022 Mid-Year Update: Rounds Played

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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The Evolution of Miniature Golf

June 23, 2022

It’s more than windmills these days. We weigh in on the mini golf movement, Millennials, latent demand and… Winston Churchill?

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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.

May 2022 National Rounds Played

A year ago, May rounds were +18% across the U.S.
June 24, 2022

Rounds of golf were down slightly, again, on a nationwide level in May. How did they compare to 2021?


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