Getting a Grip on Golf’s $2.6 Billion Equipment Industry
There are 22 club, shaft, grip and ball companies in the NGF GOLF 100, the most representatives of any sector.
Simulated Golf, Real Results: Off-Course Participation Helps Drive Engagement
Indoor golf on simulators can be quicker, less intimidating for newcomers, and embraces the desire of some to stay connected to the world at large.
Editor’s Letter: Welcome to The Q
Welcome to the first of the many questions asked and answered by The Q: What is it and why is the NGF introducing it? It’s a simple answer with deep roots.
Teed Up With… David Abeles
David Abeles, CEO of TaylorMade, talks about his time in the golf industry, the state of the equipment market and serving on the NGF’s Board of Directors.
NGF Releases Free White Paper – Direct to Consumer Marketing for the Golf Business
The National Golf Foundation recently published a free white paper entitled Direct to Consumer Marketing for the Golf Business that shares strategies and best practices for direct marketing.
December 2017 National Rounds Played
Overall national rounds-played were down 2.7% for 2017, which is consistent with average weather-related fluctuation of approximately 2% to 3%. Here are the national rounds-played figures through December.
Joe Louis Barrow Jr. Reflects on 18 Years as CEO of The First Tee
After a successful 18-year tenure as CEO of The First Tee, Joe Barrow pens a good-bye letter to the golf industry.
Professional Course Management: Growing Market has Ample ‘White Space’
The number of U.S. golf facilities working with professional management companies has increased from 10.6 percent in 2006 to about 16 percent currently.
NGF Research: A New Year Brings New Opportunities (and Resolutions) for Golfers
The New Year comes with the promise of new opportunities for golfers.
November 2017 National Golf Rounds Played
While winter months account for a smaller percentage of total annual rounds, they can influence the annual, year-to-date figure. Here are national rounds-played through November 2017.