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The National Golf Foundation is a community of individuals and golf businesses committed to being the most well-informed advocates for the growth of the industry. With the world’s largest research team dedicated to golf, NGF provides members with the most accurate and objective insights on the game. We help golf businesses better understand their market and grow their businesses. The NGF is the only association for everyone in golf, and we advocate for growth by educating and connecting our members.

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Golf Around the World

Based on research from the NGF’s definitive international facility database, the R&A’s biennial Golf Around the World Report is back and counts golf courses in 206 of the world’s 251 countries — with more than 38,000 courses globally.

2 min read

Interview: Troon President & CEO Tim Schantz

Troon’s Tim Schantz, a member of the NGF’s Board of Directors, discusses the impact of the coronavirus on the golf industry, investment and opportunity in golf, and his company’s continued growth.

4 min read

Golf Apps Continue to Gain Adoption

More than three-quarters of Core golfers have at least one golf-specific app on their phone, up from 56% in 2018 and 37% in 2011. It speaks to the evolution of golf as well as the effort to enhance the golf experience for an ever-connected segment of consumers.

3 min read

Interview: Pinehurst Resort President Tom Pashley

Pinehurst President Tom Pashley on golf travel’s rebound, the opportunity that exists for golf, and positive change – both throughout the game and at Pinehurst.

5 min read

April Rounds Surge 81% YOY, Stay In Line With Pre-Pandemic Average

While April’s rounds this year are obviously up dramatically due to last year’s course shutdowns, here’s how they compare to the pre-pandemic numbers.

2 min read

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