NGF Top 100 Businesses in Golf Criteria
An evaluation of a company's revenue or earnings -- in the overall industry or their particular sector -- based on information acquired through industry executives, quarterly earnings, reliable third-party data such as Dun & Bradstreet reports, or the NGF's best estimation.
This is a subjective measure of how much influence, importance or overall clout the particular company has throughout the golf industry.
Contribution To The Growth & Vitality Of The Game:
An assessment of what a company/organization is doing to help grow the game and foster golf's overall vitality. This metric is a cornerstone of the NGF's mission.
This focuses on how prominent or well-known a company, business or organization is within the entire golf industry. Is it a household name? How much does the company, brand or organization stand out?
Growth Rate & Success:
What is the overall trajectory of the company? Is it successful enough to continue growing and expanding?
Is this particular company or organization a leader or trailblazer in its category? This is looking at a specific segment rather than the industry as a whole.
Has the company or organization introduced something – an idea, method, device or technology – that’s new and different? Have they offered an original application or a solution that meets existing market needs?
Does the company or organization do something or produce a product that benefits the general public, or make noteworthy contributions to charities or the collective societal good? Is there a benefit to the environment in a meaningful way?
NGF Top 100 Businesses in Golf
The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) is regarded as one of the premier junior golf associations in the world — a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.View Company
The ASGCA is comprised of experienced golf course designers located throughout North America, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering professionalism, supporting golf design excellence, helping grow the game, and expanding opportunities to help association members better serve their clients.View Company
BASF’s products are utilized by golf course superintendents around the world to optimize course conditions. The company offers a host of solutions to combat disease, weed, and insect control – particularly with the fungicides, insecticides, and herbicides that are used to maintain any course’s conditions across all climate zones.View Company
The largest privately held management company in the United States, Billy Casper Golf (BCG) owns or operates more than 160 golf courses in 26 states. With more than 130 municipal and daily-fee golf facilities among its stable, BCG is the country’s largest manager in the public play category.View Company
Century Golf is an investment and management company created for the purpose of acquiring and managing equity and non-equity private clubs, resorts, and public golf courses. It currently operates 40 U.S. courses.View Company
DICK’S Sporting Goods offers a broad assortment of high-quality, brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel, and footwear at more than 725 specialty stores across the United States. In 2006, the company acquired Golf Galaxy, Inc., a golf-specialty retailer, which currently has almost 100 stores.View Company
The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) is the leading authority on the business of golf course ownership and management, providing information and education to owners and operators, while also serving as an advocate for their best interests.View Company
The Nicklaus Companies encompass a wide variety of services dedicated to golf, but that also transcend the game. This ranges from course design to partnering on the development of world-class communities to apparel, equipment, instruction, and the licensing of lifestyle products, including a Jack Nicklaus-branded ice cream.View Company