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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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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

Golf KPIs for 2020

A shot in the arm: Something that has a sudden and positive effect on something, providing encouragement and new activity. — Cambridge Dictionary I can’t…

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Special Thanks to Golf in 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, NGF President and CEO Joe Beditz expresses thanks to everyone in and around golf who helped turn a terrible situation at the start of this year into something positive for the industry.

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Record-Setting Rounds for 2020? Not Quite

The U.S. is on pace for 50 million more rounds in 2020 than 2019. Amazing, yes. Record setting? Not quite. Here’s the only year that saw a bigger jump in play.

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U.S. Facility Financial Health Update

In 2009 and 2016, roughly a quarter of U.S. public golf courses admitted to being in bad shape, financially. The NGF has re-examined the subject of facility health amid the turbulence of 2020 and here’s where things stand now, among both public and private courses.

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The Churn: Retaining and Sustaining Are Crucial

After summer spikes in play and spend, how will the industry retain new golfers and sustain increased levels of play when Covid is finally in the rear view?

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