The NGF extends a warm welcome to the newest members of its community, a diverse group that spans all sectors of the golf industry.
These businesses share our common vision of being the most well-informed advocates for the growth of the game and their membership, like many others, helps to underwrite the many research projects, publications and initiatives that NGF produces and undertakes on behalf of golf.
Ben Hogan originally founded his company in 1953, the same year he won the Masters, U.S. Open and Open Championship, and promised to manufacture clubs as near perfect as modern-day tools can perform. The Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company, which relaunched its brand in 2016, continues to be inspired by Hogan’s philosophy and commitment to innovation. The Fort Worth, Texas-based company keeps its price structure relatively low by selling directly to consumers through its website and cutting out middlemen and retail markups.
Cadian Capital Management (Cadian) is a global long/short equity manager that invests across technology, media, telecommunications, healthcare, industrials, retail, consumer, and other related sectors. Stock selection is driven by fundamental research with a value oriented long-term approach. Their goal is to employ a deep industry focus when identifying long and short investments.
GreatLIFE is a Golf and Fitness Club that focuses on bringing families together through sports, fitness and healthy lifestyles, and introduced the low-cost membership model to the private club market in the Midwest. GreatLIFE owns golf courses in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa, has affiliate courses and also introduced a franchise system that offers facilities and management systems that extend beyond golf – to fitness centers, bowling, food and bar operation, wellness and weight loss, golf simulators and several other forms of recreation and healthy lifestyle opportunities. With three different memberships, the company seeks to make golf accessible and affordable for the whole family, offering free weekly golf clinics and unlimited access to their fitness centers.
Founded in 1947 by Everett Kircher, Boyne Resorts is a collection of mountain and lakeside resorts, ski areas, and attractions spanning from British Columbia to Maine. The company has 10 championship golf courses that span three resort properties in Northern Michigan. An industry leader in multiple U.S. regions, operations include snowsports and year-round mountain recreation, golf, an indoor waterpark, spas, food and beverage, lodging and real estate development. Today, with continuing operational growth driven by a team of more than 11,000 employees, the company is still led by the Kircher family and remains headquartered in Northern Michigan.
A pioneer in business strategy when founded in 1963, Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG’s diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change through leading-edge management consulting as well as data science, technology and design, digital ventures, and business purpose. They work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization to deliver results that help clients thrive.
Holtzman Appraisal has over 35 years of real estate experience, working in both the public and private sectors, as an appraiser/consultant and a developer/investor. The company’s unique skill helps clients navigate a variety of complex valuation issues, with a staff that serves all of Virginia, including Richmond, Charlottesville, Hampton Roads, Williamsburg, Rural Counties, the Northern Neck, and the Washington D.C. suburbs in Northern Virginia, as well as much of Maryland and North Carolina. They are also available for nationwide assignments, as well, having appraised in over half the states nationwide.
Medalist Inc. is a technology development company focused on the use of artificial intelligence disciplines and cloud-based processes to help athletes improve technique in their given sport. The Medalist team has spent the last year developing a method utilizing computer vision and machine learning to help golfers better understand how to improve their swing and overall golf game. Our strategy is to repeat this method across multiple sports to help athletes all of types improve their overall performance.
For over 30 years, Petro-Canada Lubricants has researched, developed and produced world-class advanced lubricants, specialty fluids and greases. They take a comprehensive view of their customers’ operational and enterprise needs and provide unparalleled access to technical expertise and industry knowledge to make their businesses better and their lives easier. Petro-Canada has been an industry-leading developer of horticultural sprays, with products that include Civitas One fungicide and insecticide popular in the golf turf world.
Southworth Development, LLC
Southworth Development is a privately held company based in Newton, Massachusetts, specializing in the development of residential resort and hospitality-branded real estate communities throughout the world. Founded by CEO David Southworth in 1991, the company’s six luxury golf communities include the Abaco Club on Winding Bay in the Bahamas, Creighton Farms outside Washington D.C., and The Village at Machrihanish Dunes in Scotland. Southworth is committed to creating unique and memorable experiences within sustainable communities, while striving to exceed the expectations of owners, members and guests.
Founded in 1984 and is located in downtown Tuscaloosa, across from the historic Capitol Parkland, Tanner & Guin provides legal services to small- and medium-sized businesses across the Southeast. Tanner & Guin serves clients who operate in the industries of construction, real estate development and property management, health care, retail, and manufacturing, among other areas of business. Clients range from emerging businesses to large publicly-held corporations operating on a regional, national, and international level.
Boone County operates two public golf courses just 20 minutes from Cincinnati and the Northern Kentucky International Airport. Formerly Boone Aire Country Club, Boone Links was re-opened in 1979 and designed by Robert Von Hagge. A third nine at the facility, Ridgeview, was added by Dr. Michael Hurdzan and debuted in 1989. Hurdzan’s Lassing Pointe opened in 1994 and has been ranked as the #1 public course in Kentucky by Golfweek Magazine.
The North Palm Beach Country Club is home to the Jack Nicklaus Signature course that was redesigned and opened to the public for play in the fall of 2006, then upgraded again in 2019 with new turf throughout the entire course. This links-style course is one of only two Nicklaus Signature Municipal courses in the U.S. The undulating terrain, superbly conditioned greens and setting on the Intracoastal Waterway make this course stand out among other area greats. North Palm Beach’s design features elevation changes, rolling fairways and undulated well-bunkered greens. The par-71 course was lengthened to over 7,000 yards from the back tees. With five sets of tees, Jack designed flexibility into the course to cater to every level of golfer, making it playable and challenging at the same time.
Valencia Golf & Country Club is an 18-hole public golf course in Naples, Florida. Since 1997, Valencia has been known for its wide fairways, actively contoured greens, sparkling lakes, and lush strands of palm, pine and cypress trees. Newly renovated in 2018, the redesign plays to its strengths while improving playability and providing enjoyment for all ages and skill levels.
The National Golf Foundation is a community of individuals and golf businesses committed to being the most well-informed advocates for the growth of the industry. With the world’s largest research team dedicated to golf, NGF provides members with the most accurate and objective insights on the game. We help golf businesses better understand their market and grow their businesses. The NGF is the only association for everyone in golf, and we advocate for growth by educating and connecting our members.
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The National Golf Foundation is a community of individuals and golf businesses committed to being the most well-informed advocates for the growth of the industry.
With the world’s largest research team dedicated to golf, NGF provides members with the most accurate and objective insights on the game. We help golf businesses better understand their market and grow their businesses. The NGF is the only association for everyone in golf, and we advocate for growth by educating and connecting our members.
Thousands of members throughout the golf community continue to support NGF initiatives and have privileged access to a catalog of NGF research reports, including the Golf Industry Report, as well as more in-depth individual studies on golf participation and facilities.
Readers who enjoy and benefit from the NGF’s unique research, data and perspective are encouraged to consider a variety of membership options and levels starting at $250 annually for a golf facility and $550 a year for a golf business.
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