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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

GolfMAP – Explained

GolfMAP is one of the most robust data-driven analytical tools available to NGF members, delivering detailed information about golf micro-economies across the country. Here’s a look at how GolfMAP works and how it can help your bottom line.

3 min read

Mike McCarley – President, GOLF, NBC Sports Group

Mike McCarley, who oversees all of NBC Sports’ golf-related businesses and content, talks about golf...

5 min read

NGF Research Snapshot: Professional Golf Instruction

The NGF’s latest research snapshot looks at how many golfers take instruction and how avidity...

1 min read

One Hole at a Time

One of the oft-repeated problems affecting participation is the time it takes to play. A...

5 min read

GolfMAP – Explained

GolfMAP is one of the most robust data-driven analytical tools available to NGF members, delivering detailed information about golf micro-economies across the country. Here’s a look at how GolfMAP works and how it can help your bottom line.

3 min read

Mike McCarley – President, GOLF, NBC Sports Group

Mike McCarley, who oversees all of NBC Sports’ golf-related businesses and content, talks about golf ratings, the impact of Tiger Woods’ return on television and the game overall, the future of streaming golf coverage, and the public appetite for the sport.

5 min read

NGF Research Snapshot: Professional Golf Instruction

The NGF’s latest research snapshot looks at how many golfers take instruction and how avidity plays a role.

1 min read

One Hole at a Time

One of the oft-repeated problems affecting participation is the time it takes to play. A number of companies have introduced systems that allow golfers to pay by the hole. It’s a way for golfers to potentially squeeze in some golf when they have a window. For facilities, it’s a chance to boost incremental revenue. So, are these “solutions” gaining traction?

5 min read

R&A’s Golf Around the World Report

There are almost 39,000 golf courses worldwide, with a global reach into 209 of the world’s 249 countries, according to the “Golf Around the World” report published by the R&A and based on NGF research.

2 min read

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