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Exclusive NGF Articles and Reports

June 1, 2023

Amid the Covid-driven changes throughout the golf industry, one of the participation segments seeing the most significant growth is one that makes up just over half the U.S. population.

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NEW Report: Female Golf Participation & Engagement
April 2023 National Rounds Played
May 24, 2023

April play was up nationally compared to a year ago thanks to more favorable golf weather in a number of golf-rich Northern states.

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Get Golf’s Newest Economic Impact Reports
May 18, 2023

The first new report of its kind in six years reveals that golf now has a direct impact of almost $102 billion on the U.S. economy, a 20% increase over 2016. Several individual states have commissioned economic impact reports as well.

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Rounds Roundup: Weather-Related Risers and Fallers
May 4, 2023

While rounds on a national level are relatively level year-over-year, there’s been some significant swings based on geography… and weather.

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March 2023 National Rounds Played
April 24, 2023

Play on a national level was relatively stable for March 2023, a normalization for what’s been one of the most inconsistent months for U.S. rounds in recent years.

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Tracking “Resurrections” – Closed Courses Get New Life
April 20, 2023

New golf course openings in the U.S. remain limited, averaging about 13 over the past decade. But the number of “new-to-you” properties in the U.S. market is considerably higher when considering renovations, reconstructions and another category: “resurrections,” or closed courses given new life.

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February 2023 National Rounds Played
March 27, 2023

Despite significant weather-related swings in a number of golf-rich regions, February play was down only minimally compared to a year ago.

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