Grant Ruple

Director of Research

All golf, all the time. That’s my job, and from my perspective, you cannot get any better than that. I bring a passion for golf and over 15 years of marketing research experience to the National Golf Foundation. A love of golf, Florida, and working with numbers led me to the NGF. I got hooked on the game before I was 10 years old and working in the golf industry was a goal early on. So many of my favorite memories involve playing golf, I can scarcely imagine my life without it. I recommend everyone working in the golf business to occasionally take a step back, reflect, and remain mindful of how fortunate we all are.



Favorite Course Played

Spyglass Hill

All Time Favorite Player

Tom Kite

What's Your First Golf Memory

Hitting wiffle golf balls at fence posts in my backyard (age 8)

Favorite Sports Movie?

The Color of Money (is pool a sport?)


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