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NGF’s Bi-Weekly Golf Business Perspective

Golf’s Big Investment

May 12, 2022

For anyone who suggests the relatively limited number of new course openings in recent years speaks to golf’s overall health and points to limited investment in the game, the research tells a far different story.

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Golf’s Big Investment
Golf Travel ‘Ready to Take Off?’

Golf Travel ‘Ready to Take Off?’

April 28, 2022

Indications are that the overall travel industry has hit an inflection point and is primed for a big summer. So what about golf travel, a $20 billion business in the U.S.?

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Is Golf Coming Up Short?

Is Golf Coming Up Short?

April 14, 2022

Are we really in the midst of a short course movement in golf? Yes. And no…

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The Fight for Municipal Golf

The Fight for Municipal Golf

March 3, 2022

A few high-profile fights for the preservation of municipal golf courses have led some to believe that Muni golf is facing an existential threat. It isn’t. Well, at least in 49 out of 50 states it isn’t.

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Inertia – Where is it taking golf?

Inertia – Where is it taking golf?

February 17, 2022

Rounds of golf in 2020 were almost unthinkably high – the industry erased 20 years of decline in about six months. Naturally, we all wondered how 2021 would go. Would demand maintain, or regress as people presumably fell back into old routines? Emphatically, it was the former.

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Big Shift for Course Closures in 2021

Big Shift for Course Closures in 2021

February 3, 2022

Over the past year or so we’ve talked about the improving supply/demand balance for golf in the U.S. There are indications of this move toward equilibrium in the year-end 2021 data, including a slight increase in not one, but two facility types.

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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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