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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

August 2021


Play It Forward – Ten Years Later

NGF’s recent survey of Core golfers indicated 73% recalled Tee It Forward, but a much smaller percentage actually moved up in recent years. Here’s what they found, and what’s keeping others from moving forward a tee.

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August 2021 National Rounds Played Report

August rounds were slightly down nationwide compared to last year’s summer surges, as expected.

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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.

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Tiger’s Long Tale

Tiger Woods has had a profound impact on the golf business. But how quickly was it felt? On the 25th anniversary of his turning pro, here’s a look at how suddenly his influence took root.

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July 2021 National Rounds Played Report

Rounds played continued to see strong momentum during July even though year-over-year play was actually down compared to last year’s pandemic-fueled summer surge.

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