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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

September 2019

Ted Eleftheriou Joins NGF as VP of Player Development & Engagement

Ted Eleftheriou has joined the NGF as VP of Player Development & Engagement and will lead efforts to reconnect with the organization’s player development roots. Eleftheriou spent the previous five years as the PGA of America’s Director of Program Development.

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NGF Research Snapshot: Professional Golf Instruction

The NGF’s latest research infographic looks at the size and scope of the golf instruction market and examines how avidity influences the likelihood of taking lessons.

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Retirees Save the Day for These Course Maintenance Staffs

While the age 60-and-over set has traditionally served as starters or marshals at the golf course, this demographic is filling a vital maintenance need for part-time and seasonal work at facilities in the Midwest and beyond.

4 min read

Golf’s Sweet Spot: Gen G

While there’s significant focus on Baby Boomers, Millennials and Juniors, it’s ‘Gen G’ that’s the most significant age group for the golf industry. One presentation at the 2019 NGF Golf Business Symposium took a closer look at the importance of this generational impact.

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How 7 Golf Courses Addressed Environmental Challenges

Seven golf course projects were honored by the ASGCA for their innovative environmental efforts that have made their facilities more sustainable and profitable. See what was done:

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How Golf is Helping Hurricane Relief Efforts in the Bahamas

While golf is an afterthought during a humanitarian crisis, the game plays a vital role in the Bahamas, where more than 60 percent of the gross domestic product is dependent on tourism, the most of any Caribbean nation. And several prominent companies within the golf business are helping deliver financial support through their Abaco 501(c)3 charities to provide relief for the people of the northern Bahamas. Pro golfers are also stepping up to lend support and here’s how you can help as well.

4 min read

July 2019 National Rounds Played Report

The number of golf rounds played nationwide during the month of July was essentially unchanged, down 0.1% year-over-year.

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