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Q&A: PGA TOUR Superstore President & CEO Dick Sullivan

PGA TOUR Superstore President Dick Sullivan is the first executive from the golf retail side of the industry to ever serve as chairman of the NGF’s Board of Directors. In an in-depth Q&A, Sullivan talks about Superstore’s momentum and growth, the evolution of golf retail, the impact of Amazon and EBay on golf, and challenges facing the golf industry.

6 min read

Better Understanding Municipal Golf

There’s often surprise expressed by journalists, politicians and the general public that a municipal golf course, or system of courses, might actually “lose” money for a government entity. But making money isn’t the primary motivation that drives a municipality to offer golf as recreation for its residents. Still, the reality is that the majority – about 67 percent — of public-agency golf courses and facilities report making enough revenue to cover all on-site operating expenses.

4 min read

Isao Aoki on the State of Japanese Golf

Japan’s global golf ambassador, Isao Aoki attended the NGF’s Golf Business Symposium to share an insider’s look on the state of the game and the business of golf in Japan.

3 min read

Q&A: Discovery Golf President Alex Kaplan

Discovery Golf President Alex Kaplan talks about the company’s major push into the golf media world, from GolfTV and a partnership with Tiger Woods to the recent acquisition of Golf Digest. Read about Discovery’s big-picture view on golf, long-range vision and aspirations to deliver content, particularly digital, to avid golf fans around the world.

5 min read

NGF’s Rounds-Played Summary for 2018

The National Rounds Played Summary provides an overview of the total number of rounds of golf played throughout the U.S. in 2018.

2 min read

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