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FORTNIGHT

Why Do You Play Golf?

November 23, 2022 Why Do You Play Golf?

We asked golfers what they’re most thankful for when it comes to the traditional game and the results reveal its widespread and generation-spanning appeal. But what is particularly interesting is the differentiation in responses among age groups.

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How’s It Going?

November 10, 2022

Golf is in a better place than before the pandemic. But just how good? Here’s what golf business leaders and facility operators told us.

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New Milestones in Golf’s Evolution

October 26, 2022

Golf’s evolution has been under way for some years now, long before more recent changes spurred by the pandemic, and two milestones hit this year are significant.

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The Golf Impacts of Hurricane Ian

October 13, 2022

In the wake of Hurricane Ian’s landfall in Southwest Florida, the golf industry in the game’s most heavily supplied state will show some short and longer-term scar tissue, as will the people employed at courses and golf-related businesses.

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SPOTLIGHT

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?

New On-Ramps Help Boost Golf Participation

Proliferation of off-course golf is a factor in on-course growth
October 27, 2022

Looking broadly at the game’s evolution and its overall participant base, the total number of on- and off-course golfers in the U.S. has risen to record levels because of the emergence and continued growth of non-traditional forms of the game.

September 2022 National Rounds Played

Play sees slight YOY dip after three months of summer increases
October 25, 2022

Rounds of golf for September 2022 were down almost 2% compared to the same period a year ago, the first year-over-year decline in national play over the past four months. 

As Courses, Communities Recover Post-Hurricane, Florida Rounds Could Dip

Hundreds of SW Florida courses were hit by storm surges
October 13, 2022

With over 1,000 golf courses in Florida and South Carolina impacted by the storm – some far more significantly than others – there’s bound to be a residual effect on play for at least a short window of time.

These States Drove the Biggest Summer Rounds Rebound

A summer resurgence showed 2022's slow start was attributable to poor golf weather rather than a softening in demand
September 29, 2022

“We were down significantly in April and not exactly sure what to expect… and then it came roaring back.”

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