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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’s 2019 Participation Report

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.

3 min read

Exploring ‘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

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...

5 min read

NGF’s 2019 Participation Report

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.

3 min read

Exploring ‘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?

5 min read

NGF Research Snapshot: Golf in Schools

Research shows introducing kids to golf at an early age positively influences their perceptions about golf and generates interest in the game. Here’s a look at how many kids have been exposed to golf in school programs.

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