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Here’s Why the NFL’s Carolina Panthers Bought a Golf Course






The Carolina Panthers have an agreement to buy a public golf course near the new headquarters they’re planning in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The NFL team envisions the 1997 Hale Irwin design not as just a team amenity, but an opportunity to create stronger ties with the local community.







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NGF Research Snapshot: Where Should We Play?






When you’re the one deciding where to play golf, how do you pick a course? This infographic mines NGF research to examine the decision-making process.







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The Logistics of Lighting a Golf Course






Given the popularity of alternative night golf activities like Topgolf and the affordability of LED technology, the interest in lighted courses may continue to increase – particularly with smaller courses (9-hole, par-3, executive) or perhaps the final few holes of a traditional 18-hole layout. Learn more about the logistics behind it.







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Breaking Down Barriers to Golf Participation






The biggest obstacles to golf participation remain cost, time, concern about ability and a lack of people to play with. Here’s what some facility operators are doing to break down participation barriers.







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NGF Golf Instruction Report Overview






An inside look at the $1 billion golf instruction market, utilizing golfer-reported data through NGF’s Participation & Engagement Study. This special report highlights the total number of lessons taken and delves further into the demographics and characteristics of lesson-takers, from age and income to avidity and ability.







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