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March 31, 2022

A record 6.2 million beginners have taken up golf in the U.S. over the past two years of the coronavirus pandemic. Overall participation has grown over that time, but not nearly to that extent.

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Record Beginners: Opportunities and Obstacles
NGF Responds to California’s ‘Public Golf Endangerment Act’
March 3, 2022

Municipal golf is under fire in California, misguidedly so. See the attached PDF for NGF’s full response.

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This Category Drove 2021’s Gains in Rounds Played
February 17, 2022

Nationwide, play in 2021 increased by almost 6% over 2020. The biggest gains were seen in the spring given that during 2020 over half of U.S. golf courses were shut down for more than a month. But for the year, it was this category that really spurred rounds increases.

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Rounds Played Report for 2021 Now Available
February 17, 2022

This summary report provides an overview of the record-setting 2021 play in the world’s top golf market.

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December 2021 National Rounds Played Report
January 27, 2022

Play in 2021 finished ahead of 2020 after yet another positive year-over-year gain for December. See how many more rounds that translated to.

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November 2021 National Rounds Played Report
December 22, 2021

November saw the most significant year-over-year decline in nationwide rounds-played, in large part because of […]

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Welcome2Golf and Industry Opportunity
November 18, 2021

Welcome2Golf is NGF’s effort to introduce adult non-golfers to the game of golf and improve the beginner experience to convert more newcomers into committed golfers. After all, almost 75% of the record 3 million+ beginners each of the past two years are 18 or older.

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