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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

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,...

5 min read

From Tequila to Golf Balls

After building Patron into the world’s biggest ultra-premium tequila brand, Ed Brown is hoping for...

3 min read

NGF Research Snapshot: How Old Are Your Golf Clubs?

Almost 1/3 of golfers bought at least one new club last year. The Q’s latest...

1 min read

Parlaying Passion Into a Golf Career

The founder and CEO of GOLFTEC, Joe Assell offers insights on building a successful golf...

4 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

From Tequila to Golf Balls

After building Patron into the world’s biggest ultra-premium tequila brand, Ed Brown is hoping for similar success in the golf business as CEO of ClearSports, a company best known for its high-end, members-only golf ball.

3 min read

NGF Research Snapshot: How Old Are Your Golf Clubs?

Almost 1/3 of golfers bought at least one new club last year. The Q’s latest NGF research snapshot takes a closer look at the average age of clubs currently in golfers’ bags.

1 min read

Parlaying Passion Into a Golf Career

The founder and CEO of GOLFTEC, Joe Assell offers insights on building a successful golf business and advice to entrepreneurs looking to turn their passion into a career in the golf industry. Assell writes about hurdles, confidence, validation and his business philosophy.

4 min read

Millennials in Golf – as Business Owners

Young adults remain a major part of golf’s participant base, with a pool of about 6.2 million golfers that contradicts some claims that golf is losing these “Millennial Golfers.” This next generation is also making waves as business owners within a competitive market.

6 min read

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