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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

May 2018

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?

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Q&A – NGF Symposium Edition

As many of the golf industry’s leaders and top executives gathered in Dallas earlier this...

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Straying Off-Course with Golf Participation

Golf remains one of the most popular U.S. participation sports and the number of green-grass...

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Golf Participation: Opportunity Knocks

In some ways, golf looks much as it did 20 to 25 years ago. The...

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NGF Issues 2018 Golf Industry Report

The National Golf Foundation’s Golf Industry Report consolidates many of the game’s key data points...

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Tim Finchem Receives NGF Graffis Award

Longtime PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem received the 2018 Graffis Award for golf business leadership...

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A Bay Area Public Golf Gem Emerges

The Bay Area of San Francisco is known for its exclusive private golf options and...

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How Golf Grew to an $84.1 Billion Industry

Golf directly drove $84.1 billion in economic activity across the U.S. in 2016, according to...

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March 2018 National Rounds Played

March rounds-played were down 3.8% across the U.S., bringing the national, year-to-date total to -5.6%...

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