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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

A Mountain State ‘Muni’ Spreads Its Wings

An obstacle turned into an opportunity for this Montana municipal course, which re-imagined its clubhouse to create year-round revenue and engage the local community.
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Troon’s Transition

Dana Garmany has created a legacy of success during almost 30 years leading Troon Golf and now turns over the reins to the world’s largest golf management company to Tim Schantz.
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One Hole at a Time

One of the oft-repeated problems affecting participation is the time it takes to play. A number of companies have introduced systems that allow golfers to pay by the hole. It’s a way for golfers to potentially squeeze in some golf when they have a window. For facilities, it’s a chance to boost incremental revenue. So, are these “solutions” gaining traction?
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Golfers

The Bridge Built for Golf

Separated by only about 85 miles in New York, The Bridge and the Bridge Learning...

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Straying Off-Course with Golf Participation

Golf remains one of the most popular U.S. participation sports and the number of green-grass...

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Get Smart: Junior Golf

TGA Premier Golf is seeking to shape participation in golf through its after-school golf enrichment...

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Golf Courses

Golf’s Social Circle

Golfers are increasingly staying connected with their favorite courses through social media, particularly among the...

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The ROI on Course Renovations

The biggest form of investment for golf facilities over the past decade — and particularly...

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Driving Revenues with New Approaches

With the success of Topgolf and the increasing consumption of golf in non-traditional formats, many...

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General Interest

Weather to Play

Last year’s weather picture wasn’t a pretty one, particularly for golf. Rounds-played in the U.S....

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Military Golf in the U.S.

Collectively, the various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces operate more than 120 U.S. golf...

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The PGA Merchandise Show – in Pictures

A visual look at the PGA Merchandise Show, the golf industry’s annual “Major of Golf...

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NGF News & Reports

R&A’s Golf Around the World Report

There are almost 39,000 golf courses worldwide, with a global reach into 209 of the...

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GolfMAP – Explained

GolfMAP is one of the most robust data-driven analytical tools available to NGF members, delivering...

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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...

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