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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

Author Profile

Joe Beditz

Joe is in his 35th year with the NGF and has served as President and Chief Executive since 1989. One of the industry's leading experts on the business of golf, Joe has published a myriad of studies and reports about the state of the game and, as a speaker, is frequently asked to provide insight and information on consumer and economic trends affecting golf's present and future.

Joe Beditz's Recent Articles

Women in Golf – Progress and Opportunity

Seven years ago, the proportion of all female golfers was 27%. Since then, the volume of female participants has grown by 43%. And more opportunity exists.

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First Period Done, Two to Go

Consider that the golf year, like a hockey game, really has three distinct periods. After our ’21 first period, rounds and equipment sales are up considerably over 2020.

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Golf is Getting Off Course

As golf’s overall participation base has increased, we’re left with three closely-sized and mutually-exclusive groups.

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How Has Working From Home Affected Golf?

Working remotely has provided greater schedule flexibility for many people over the past year. It’s also had a significant impact on golf.

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February Rounds Down; Indicators Still Good

February’s decline in play was the first notable year-over-year drop in rounds (outside of last year’s course-shutdown period) since May of 2019.

2 min read

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