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The National Golf Foundation is driven by its mission to foster the growth and vitality of the game and business of golf. The NGF holds a unique position as the most trusted and preeminent provider of market research, marketing databases, business insights and programs that support every segment of the industry.

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2020 Rounds Played Report Is Available

The NGF’s 2020 Rounds Played Summary, which provides a contextual overview of the 441 million rounds of golf played throughout the U.S. in 2019, is now available and free to download for NGF members.

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NGF Research Snapshot: Par 3 Courses

This infographic examines how many par 3 courses there are in the U.S., which states have the most and highlights other commonalities that give them appeal with golfers of all skill levels and ability.

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Short and Sweet: Par 3 Golf Courses

Del Ratcliffe fully appreciates the benefits of a Par 3 golf course. He grew up playing one his father built in 1960 on a farm about 10 to 15 miles outside of downtown Charlotte. Today, Ratcliffe owns or operates five facilities in the Charlotte area – four of which feature a Par 3 layout of some fashion.

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January 2020 National Rounds Played

Rounds of golf for January rose 11.1% nationally compared to a year ago, a strong start for 2020 attributable in part to warmer weather around the country.

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NGF Research Snapshot: Golf in the Sun Belt

Stretching from Florida to California, the Sunbelt is home to a wealth of year-round golf. What percentage of golfers, courses and rounds-played are in the Sunbelt?

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