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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

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Erik Matuszewski

Erik is the Editorial Director for the NGF. Before joining the National Golf Foundation, he spent more than two decades with Bloomberg News, both as a writer and editor, with a focus on sports business and the golf industry. The New Jersey resident has also written about golf for outlets that include Forbes, LINKS and the Met Golfer.

Erik Matuszewski's Recent Articles

10 Top Golf Course Openings for 2020

More than 500 new golf courses were under construction worldwide in 2019. Here are 10 top layouts set to open this year that might have an impact the $21 billion golf travel market.

6 min read

Is CBD Gaining a Foothold in Golf Retail?

Given the challenges that golf presents, it’s no wonder that many CBD companies are aggressively pushing into what they see as a bountiful market. Golfers seem the ideal demographic for the product. So what are golf retailers seeing?

5 min read

Saved From the Chopping Block

In an era when golf course closures far outweigh new openings – a market correction that’s the result of oversupply in the industry coupled with a strong demand for real estate — here’s a look at facilities that have escaped the chopping block. From the posh Wynn Golf Club on the Las Vegas Strip to a 9-hole layout in Nebraska that costs just $9 to walk on weekdays.

5 min read

Inside an $11 Million Maui Makeover

Maui’s Plantation Course is shutting down for a nine-month renovation in February. In the short term, the Kapalua Resort will lose out on almost 30,000 rounds, approximately $8 million in playing fees and even more in retail and food & beverage revenue. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the decision-making process at one of the flagship public facilities in the Troon Golf portfolio.

3 min read

From Tequila to Golf Balls

After building Patron into the world’s biggest ultra-premium tequila brand, Ed Brown is hoping for similar success in the golf business as CEO of ClearSports, a company best known for its high-end, members-only golf ball.

3 min read

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