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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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Mike Buteau

Mike is a former senior golf business writer for Bloomberg News, where he focused on the most significant companies, organizations, people and trends in the industry. He still writes about the game as an Atlanta-based communications specialist.

Mike Buteau's Recent Articles

The Modern-Day Bobby Jones

Thanks to the efforts of a passionate group of citizens, the Bobby Jones Golf Course in Atlanta has been transformed from “an obsolete, dangerous golf course” into one with a revolutionary reversible layout, state of the art practice facilities, and programming designed to grow the game of golf.

6 min read

Youth Caddie Academies – A Growing Niche

In an era when most teenagers would rather pick up a phone than a golf bag, youth caddying has been fighting to stay as relevant as it was in years past. However, organizations like the Solich Caddie & Leadership Academy, Youth on Course Caddie Academy and the Western Golf Association’s Carry the Game advocacy group are helping to put more bags on more shoulders every year.

6 min read

New Golf Courses for 2019

A new year is a time for optimism and to look forward to what’s to come in the months ahead. The NGF’s facility database shows at least 18 U.S. facilities are scheduled to open either 9- or 18-hole courses this year. Here are some of the notable openings scheduled for 2019.

6 min read

Giving Back to Golf

PGA TOUR Superstore has one of the strongest trajectories in the game, with plans to hit 50 locations by 2020. The company is also focusing on introducing more people to the game, increasing participation and enhancing engagement.

5 min read

Leaders in Their Field: Women in Golf

The Q spoke to several influential women about their connection to golf, their careers, and what the industry can do to get more girls and women into the game.

11 min read

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