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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

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NGF Research Snapshot: Family Golf

Almost two-thirds of golfers say they played a round of golf with a family member last year.

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Golf Participation Shows Positive Trends

The NGF’s annual Participation Report provides the latest data on golfers both on and off...

3 min read

The Good and Bad of Strong Latent Demand

Latent demand is a measure of “non-golfers” who say they’re interested in playing golf —...

5 min read

NGF Research Snapshot: Mini-Golf

Miniature golf remains a popular pastime for family and friends, though it’s not as in...

1 min read

NGF Research Snapshot: Family Golf

Almost two-thirds of golfers say they played a round of golf with a family member last year.

1 min read

Golf Participation Shows Positive Trends

The NGF’s annual Participation Report provides the latest data on golfers both on and off the course, including detailed information on segments such as beginners, women, non-Caucasian, juniors and a closer look at the growing pool of non-golfers who say they’re very interested in playing the game now.

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The Good and Bad of Strong Latent Demand

Latent demand is a measure of “non-golfers” who say they’re interested in playing golf — a number that’s risen to 14.7 million. But how many have some previous experience versus none at all? And how can the industry bring back those who have played before and welcome more beginners?

5 min read

NGF Research Snapshot: Mini-Golf

Miniature golf remains a popular pastime for family and friends, though it’s not as in demand as traditional golf, which was played by more than 24 million Americans last year.

1 min read

Off-Course Golf: How Big Can It Get?

The number of off-course golf participants and off-course venues continues to grow, from golf entertainment facilities like Topgolf, Drive Shack and BigShots to commercial simulator locations popping up around the country. So, how big can the off-course golf market get?

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