The Emergency Nine

By Joseph Beditz | August 18, 2020

Twilight tee times and the discounted green fees that go along are evidently in high demand. We’ve been hearing from operators that afternoon slots are selling like hotcakes. Seems many…

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Tracking New Golfers

By Joseph Beditz | August 18, 2020

It’s been two months since we reached fully-operational status at golf courses and the effects continue to ripple. Among our more recent inquiries, perhaps none has been more popular than…

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Momentum

By Joseph Beditz | August 18, 2020

The first returns for golf’s post-crackdown are in and looking pretty good. The May rounds report from Golf Datatech showed play was up more than 6% nationally. While this isn’t…

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Equipment bouncing back, golf travel still grounded

By Joseph Beditz | August 18, 2020

Hello again from Jupiter, FL, where the population noticeably dropped the past couple weeks as all of our resident touring professionals left for Columbus. NGF’s OEM shipment reports for June…

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Measuring Golfer Dedication

By Joseph Beditz | July 15, 2019

Customer satisfaction, the likelihood to recommend and the likelihood to return are the three pillars of customer loyalty research. They’re also the key components to the NGF’s new Golfer Dedication measure, which was introduced as a way to quantify the commitment of golf’s customers.

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December 2019 National Rounds Played

By National Rounds Played Coalition | January 31, 2020

Rounds of golf for December 2019 rose 8.3% nationally compared to a year ago, putting the year-end rounds played total at +1.5%.

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10 Top Golf Course Openings for 2020

By Erik Matuszewski | January 15, 2020

Around 200 golf courses were under construction worldwide in 2019. Here are 10 top layouts set to open this year that might have an impact on the $21 billion golf travel market.

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NGF Research Snapshot: Family Golf

By National Golf Foundation | January 13, 2020

Almost two-thirds of golfers say they played a round of golf with a family member last year.

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November 2019 National Rounds Played

By National Rounds Played Coalition | January 6, 2020

Rounds of golf for November 2019 rose 9.8% nationally compared to a year ago, boosting the year-to-date figure to +1.3%.

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October 2019 National Rounds Played Report

By National Rounds Played Coalition | December 12, 2019

Rounds of golf played in October 2019 were up 4% compared to a year ago, buoyed by significant increases in golf-rich states such as Ohio, Michigan, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. As 2019 draws to a close, the national rounds-played total is up 0.9% year-over-year.

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Nine New Golf Courses from 2019

By National Golf Foundation | December 12, 2019

While investment in the U.S. golf market is focused almost entirely on golf course renovations and restorations, a limited number of new courses are being built. Here’s a closer look at some layouts that debuted in 2019.

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