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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

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National Golf Foundation

The NGF is widely regarded as the foremost authority in the golf business for data, research and consulting. The foundation serves members across every sector in the golf industry, with an expertise that includes market intelligence in golf participation, consumer behavior, course operations, facility development, travel, retail, consumer confidence and more.

National Golf Foundation's Recent Articles

The ‘Q’uestion

NGF research shows that the number of “non-golfers” who say they’re very interested in playing golf on a golf course increased to a record-high 14.9 million in 2017. In taking a closer look at this vital latent demand category, how many of these people actually have some previous golf experience?

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Q&A – NGF Symposium Edition

As many of the golf industry’s leaders and top executives gathered in Dallas earlier this month for the NGF’s annual Business Symposium, The Q took the opportunity to ask a few attendees two questions — one about the game and the second about their business experiences.

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NGF Issues 2018 Golf Industry Report

The National Golf Foundation’s Golf Industry Report consolidates many of the game’s key data points in a single publication and is intended to provide the most holistic view of the business of golf and the health of the game to stakeholders and the media.

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Tim Finchem Receives NGF Graffis Award

Longtime PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem received the 2018 Graffis Award for golf business leadership and contributions to the growth of the game.

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How Golf Grew to an $84.1 Billion Industry

Golf directly drove $84.1 billion in economic activity across the U.S. in 2016, according to a study commissioned by the World Golf Foundation. The findings reflect a 22% increase from $68.8 billion in 2011.

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