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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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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.

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Mike McCarley – President, GOLF, NBC Sports Group

Mike McCarley, who oversees all of NBC Sports’ golf-related businesses and content, talks about golf ratings, the impact of Tiger Woods’ return on television and...

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NGF Research Snapshot: Professional Golf Instruction

The NGF’s latest research snapshot looks at how many golfers take instruction and how avidity plays a role.

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R&A’s Golf Around the World Report

There are almost 39,000 golf courses worldwide, with a global reach into 209 of the world’s 249 countries, according to the “Golf Around the World”...

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The PGA Merchandise Show – in Pictures

A visual look at the PGA Merchandise Show, the golf industry’s annual “Major of Golf Business.” The four-day event attracts more than 40,000 industry professionals...

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NGF Research Snapshot: How Old Are Your Golf Clubs?

Almost 1/3 of golfers bought at least one new club last year. The Q’s latest NGF research snapshot takes a closer look at the average...

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