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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

Tiger’s Long Tale

Tiger Woods has had a profound impact on the golf business. But how quickly was it felt? On the 25th anniversary of his turning pro, here’s a look at how suddenly his influence took root.

3 min read

Course Supply Leveling Out

NGF’s database team has seen a notable supply-based drop during the first half of 2021. Could this be the year golf course supply in the U.S. levels out?

2 min read

Rounds Played Continue at Elevated Levels

Golf’s most-asked question is whether the elevated level of golf activity would maintain in 2021. June was our first real test – comparing peak season months without operational restrictions – and the results look pretty good.

2 min read

Equipment Sales Continue Run

The 2021 first-half momentum for golf equipment sales carries over from second half of 2020. Is it better than 2019?

< 1 min read

Golf: There’s An App for That

App use is becoming prevalent in all walks of life, including the golf world. There are now hundreds of golf-centric apps available and usage continues to climb.

2 min read

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