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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

Consumer Spending

April 2020 National Rounds Played

With more than half of U.S. golf courses shut down for most of April, national rounds played were down 42% during the month compared to a year ago. Through the first four months, play is down 15.6% from the same point in 2019.

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Studying Golf Consumers: COVID-19

As of late May, the NGF’s ongoing consumer research indicates that the personal financial outlooks for golfers continue to improve, although spending habits remain largely unchanged amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

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NGF New Members of the Month

The NGF extends a warm welcome to the newest members of its growing community, both facilities and businesses.

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85% of Golf Retail Stores Now Open

Approximately 80% of golf retail stores are now open nationwide, up from 4% in early April. More than 60% of pro shops have also reopened at courses around the country.

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April 2020 National Rounds Played

With more than half of U.S. golf courses shut down for most of April, national rounds played were down 42% during the month compared to a year ago. Through the first four months, play is down 15.6% from the same point in 2019.

2 min read

Studying Golf Consumers: COVID-19

As of late May, the NGF’s ongoing consumer research indicates that the personal financial outlooks for golfers continue to improve, although spending habits remain largely unchanged amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

2 min read

NGF New Members of the Month

The NGF extends a warm welcome to the newest members of its growing community, both facilities and businesses.

3 min read

85% of Golf Retail Stores Now Open

Approximately 80% of golf retail stores are now open nationwide, up from 4% in early April. More than 60% of pro shops have also reopened at courses around the country.

3 min read

Studying Golfer Sentiment Amid Crisis

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, NGF has surveyed thousands of golf’s best customers. Here’s what core golfers have to say about spending, their financial situation and anxiety levels about going into a golf retail store or pro shop.

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