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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

Questions, Answers and Insights for Everyone in the Business of Golf

How Technology is Changing a Traditional Game

From Topgolf, Toptracer and Trackman to Arccos and 18Birdies, technology is helping golfers improve and have more fun.
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NGF’s New Golf Industry Report to be Released in May

The NGF’s new Golf Industry Report – a comprehensive state-of-the-industry overview – is scheduled for a May 2 release at the NGF’s annual Golf Business Symposium.
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The $9 Billion Market Under Golfers’ Feet

The essentials needed for course preparation add up to big business. It's why 18 turf and course suppliers can be found among the NGF GOLF 100.
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The ‘Q’uestion

Every year, millions of golfers travel far from home every year to play golf. So what percentage of golf travelers prefer to play with their own clubs rather than rent or borrow?

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NGF’s Golf by Region

Do you know which spot in the Northeast ranks fifth nationwide in the number of golfers per 18 holes? The NGF database has a wealth of information beyond the number of courses in a given region — from the number of golfing households and golfers to annual rounds-played projections.

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National Golf Day Set for April 25

The 11th annual National Golf Day 2018 is scheduled for April 25, as industry leaders meet with members of Congress, the Executive Branch and federal agencies to discuss the more than 15,000 diverse businesses involved with golf, two million jobs impacted, and topics such as tax revenue creation and tourism value.

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The NGF’s Inaugural Top 100 Businesses in Golf: from Acushnet to Yamaha

The NGF GOLF 100 was created to recognize and celebrate the most successful, influential and innovative companies, organizations and associations in golf.

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How Golf Leagues Create ‘Appointment Golf’ and Boost the Bottom Line

The Pirate League has transformed Monday nights at Goat Hill Park in California.

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The Odds of Becoming a Junior Golfer and the Influence of a Parent Who Plays

Tony Finau had a 1-in-250 chance of becoming a golfer. Not a pro, but even playing the game at all. Here’s why.

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How Topgolf Has Become One of the New Driving Forces in Golf Participation

Two decades ago, golf was invigorated by the “Tiger effect,” with a transcendent player sparking record participation levels. Today, the industry is experiencing the “Topgolf effect.”

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Golf Courses

Saving Municipal Golf in Detroit

Detroit has a number of outstanding public golf courses with interesting designs and history. Here are the recommendations from NGF consultants about how to save municipal golf in the Motor City.

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Professional Course Management: Growing Market has Ample ‘White Space’

The number of U.S. golf facilities working with professional management companies has increased from 10.6 percent in 2006 to about 16 percent currently.

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In the Pipeline: What’s New and Next for U.S. Golf Courses Under Construction

There are places in this world where the length of the journey is quickly overshadowed by the reward of the destination.

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General Interest

Simulated Golf, Real Results: Off-Course Participation Helps Drive Engagement

Indoor golf on simulators can be quicker, less intimidating for newcomers, and embraces the desire of some to stay connected to the world at large.

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James Ledford – Golf Pride, President

Ledford talks about his time in the golf industry, Golf Pride’s history, evolution and approach, and the construction of the company’s new corporate headquarters in Pinehurst.

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Teed Up With… David Abeles

David Abeles, CEO of TaylorMade, talks about his time in the golf industry, the state of the equipment market and serving on the NGF’s Board of Directors.

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