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

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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 Is Open in All 50 States, But It’s Not Business as Usual

Golf courses are allowed to be open in all 50 states, but that doesn’t mean it’s back to “business as usual.” Operational rules and safety protocols vary from state to state and, in some instances, from county to county.

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NGF New Members of the Month

The NGF extends a warm welcome to the newest members of its growing community, both facilities and businesses.

3 min read

Approximately 80% of Golf Retail Stores Now Open

Approximately 80% of golf retail stores are now open nationwide, up from 4% in early April. More than 60% of pro shops have also reopened at courses around the country.

3 min read

Studying Golfer Sentiment Amid Crisis

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, NGF has surveyed thousands of golf’s best customers. Here’s what core golfers have to say about spending, their financial situation and anxiety levels about going into a golf retail store or pro shop.

2 min read

All 50 States Allow Golf Courses to Reopen

Golf has always been well-positioned as a safe, healthy activity during this time of crisis – provided safeguards for golfers and golf course employees are in place. Its why all 50 states have approved golf operations in some form.

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