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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

NGF Research Snapshot: Family Golf

by National Golf Foundation

January 2020

 

While golf can be a solitary game, golfers play with family or friends more often than not.

Approximately two-thirds of golfers say they played golf on a course with a friend/colleague in the last 12 months and a similar percentage reported playing with a family member.

Family plays a major role in the game of golf, particularly in the early stages. NGF research finds that kids in a household where dad or mom plays golf have a 1-in-4 chance of playing the game themselves. But for those children without a parent who plays golf, the odds of playing is 250-1.

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