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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

January 2018

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The NGF’s Inaugural Top 100 Businesses in Golf: from Acushnet to Yamaha

The NGF GOLF 100 was created to recognize and celebrate the most successful, influential and innovative companies, organizations and associations in golf.

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Getting a Grip on Golf’s $2.6 Billion Equipment Industry

There are 22 club, shaft, grip and ball companies in the NGF GOLF 100, the...

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Simulated Golf, Real Results: Off-Course Participation Helps Drive Engagement

Indoor golf on simulators can be quicker, less intimidating for newcomers, and embraces the desire...

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Editor’s Letter: Welcome to The Q

Welcome to the first of the many questions asked and answered by The Q: What...

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Teed Up With… David Abeles

David Abeles, CEO of TaylorMade, talks about his time in the golf industry, the state...

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NGF Releases Free White Paper – Direct to Consumer Marketing for the Golf Business

The National Golf Foundation recently published a free white paper entitled Direct to Consumer Marketing...

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December 2017 National Rounds Played

Overall national rounds-played were down 2.7% for 2017, which is consistent with average weather-related fluctuation...

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NGF Research: A New Year Brings New Opportunities (and Resolutions) for Golfers

The New Year comes with the promise of new opportunities for golfers.

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Professional Course Management: Growing Market has Ample ‘White Space’

The number of U.S. golf facilities working with professional management companies has increased from 10.6...

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Joe Louis Barrow Jr. Reflects on 18 Years as CEO of The First Tee

After a successful 18-year tenure as CEO of The First Tee, Joe Barrow pens a...

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The ‘Q’uestion

The PGA Tour opened up the year with back-to-back tournaments in Hawaii. So how many...

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November 2017 National Golf Rounds Played

While winter months account for a smaller percentage of total annual rounds, they can influence...

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