Some sectors of the golf industry could be affected by proposed tariffs on $200 billion worth of U.S. imports from China, among them golf bags, hats and mower parts.
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Golf remains one of the most popular U.S. participation sports and the number of green-grass players was 23.8 million last year. Like many forms of entertainment, however, the traditional game continues to evolve given the demands like work and family. It’s why off-course participation is growing.
There may be no better time to be a municipal golfer. The NGF’s recently-released 2018 Golf Facilities in the U.S. report counts a record number of 2,497 municipal courses in the U.S.
As some golf communities have matured, new generations of homeowners seem less interested in golf and, as a result, certain courses began to struggle. The number one issue now facing NGF’s consulting practice is helping to resolve conflict between golf community residents and course owners.
The Bay Area of San Francisco is known for its exclusive private golf options and premium public facilities. In Bayland Golf Links, the area is finally getting the high-quality, affordable public option it has needed. NGF Consulting gives an inside look at a special municipal course rebirth.
A changing golf travel marketplace inspired Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday’s recent transformation into a new entity called Golf Tourism Solutions. Here’s Bill Golden’s vision for the company.
Golf is a game perfectly suited to corporate sponsorship. The game’s biggest outside investors — non-endemics like Rolex, AT&T, FedEx, Charles Schwab and Mastercard — devote millions of dollars in golf sponsorship every year.
The Q spoke to several influential women about their connection to golf, their careers, and what the industry can do to get more girls and women into the game.