September 2018

Texas Opens First New Public Golf Course in Six Years

Kissing Tree Golf Club in the Texas Hill Country of San Marcos is the state’s first brand new 18-hole public course in six years. It’s also just the second new 18-hole course to open this year in the United States.

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The Bridge Built for Golf

Separated by only about 85 miles in New York, The Bridge and the Bridge Learning Center occupy vastly different worlds but share a bond built around golf.

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Golf’s Social Circle

Golfers are increasingly staying connected with their favorite courses through social media, particularly among the younger generation. What are facilities (and brands) doing to keep pace with this trend and stay relevant?

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NGF Releases Report on $20.5 Billion Golf Travel Industry

The NGF’s first Travel Report in 11 years finds that a total of 8.2 million golfers played 57.6 million rounds of golf while traveling for business or leisure in 2017.

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The ‘Q’uestion

The NGF’s ‘Q’uestion for September: What percentage of kids ages 6 to 17 have been exposed to golf in a school setting at least once in their lives?

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Military Golf in the U.S.

Collectively, the various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces operate more than 120 U.S. golf courses. If the individual branches were grouped together to form a single management company, it would rank among the top five in the country, behind only the game’s biggest multi-course operators such as Troon, ClubCorp, Billy Casper and KemperSports.

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July 2018 National Rounds Played

Rounds-played for July were down only 1.6% nationally despite increases in precipitation in many regions of the country. 

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