December 2019 National Rounds Played

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%.

Talking ‘Golf Biz’ at the PGA Show

Quick question: are there more McDonald’s, Starbucks or golf courses worldwide? NGF’s Greg Nathan gives that answer and more in this Golf Channel appearance, discussing the golf business and golf travel alongside Ship Sticks CEO Nick Coleman.

Q&A: Founder and CEO Tom Cox

Over the past 25 years, Tom Cox has grown from a startup that sold used golf balls found in lakes to a world leader in the online sale of customized golf products – most notably, new golf balls. now exceeds $33 million in annual sales, with 80% of its business customized in some way.

Introducing ‘The International 25’

The ‘International 25’ is an extension of the NGF’s recognition of the top businesses and organizations in golf, further demonstrating the size and scope of the industry.

10 Top Golf Course Openings for 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.

The NGF’s Top 100 Businesses in Golf — New For 2020

The start of a new decade brings the second installment of the National Golf Foundation’s Top 100 Businesses in Golf initiative, an effort that highlights the vitality, size and diversity of the $84 billion golf industry.

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The Graffis Report

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2021 Golf Participation in the US

Golf Participation in the U.S.

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Golf Facilities in the U.S.

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Golf Industry Report

The Golf Industry Report compiles many of the…

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2020 Rounds Played Summary

Rounds Played Summary

The National Rounds Played Summary provides an overview…

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Off-Course Golf Specialty Retail

Off-Course Golf Specialty Retail

NGF’s annual update on off-course golf retail store…

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2020 Golf Facilities in the US

Golf Facilities in the U.S.

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The 2020 R&A Golf and Health Report

This comprehensive report released by the R&A is…

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