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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

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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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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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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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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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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The ‘Q’uestion

PGA TOUR Superstore is opening its 32nd location this month in Orlando and has tripled its store count across the U.S. in the past seven years.
So how big is the average PGA TOUR Superstore location?

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NGF Research: Winter Golf Vacations

Almost half of U.S. households (47%) took or plan to take a vacation this winter, according to a recent National Golf Foundation survey. Read on to find out how many of those getaways featured golf.

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Ask the NGF

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Golfers

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

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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From Bunker Drainage to Irrigation, Unseen Technologies Spur Golf Course Renovations

Technological advancements aren’t just changing the equipment side of the golf industry. They’re also changing golf courses themselves.

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General Interest

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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Getting a Grip on Golf’s $2.6 Billion Equipment Industry

There are 22 club, shaft, grip and ball companies in the NGF GOLF 100, the most representatives of any sector.

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Picture This! How Photography Sells Golf

From stills to drones, golf photos not only capture attention but can spur golfers to play more, take a special trip or become a loyal customer.

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