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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

Questions, Answers and Insights for Everyone 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.

National Golf Foundation's Recent Articles

How the American Development Model Can Grow Golf

A new athlete development model is being adapted for golf that will change how we introduce youngsters to the game — and develop golfers for life.

3 min read

Get Motivated: Growing Women’s Golf

One in a series of informational NGF stories focused on industry exemplars that are designed to help readers Get Smart and Get Motivated.

4 min read

Welcome Newbie!

While golf keeps introducing new players to the game, facilities need to do a better job making newcomers comfortable with the whole intimidating scene.

8 min read

The ‘Q’uestion

NGF research shows that the number of “non-golfers” who say they’re very interested in playing golf on a golf course increased to a record-high 14.9 million in 2017. In taking a closer look at this vital latent demand category, how many of these people actually have some previous golf experience?

1 min read

Q&A – NGF Symposium Edition

As many of the golf industry’s leaders and top executives gathered in Dallas earlier this month for the NGF’s annual Business Symposium, The Q took the opportunity to ask a few attendees two questions — one about the game and the second about their business experiences.

7 min read

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