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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

Golf Travel – What’s the Impact?

Three out of four golf travelers say they’re willing to drive more than four hours each way for a golf getaway, and those with a trip still planned for 2020 indicate they’ll spend an average of six to seven hours in the car just getting to their destination. It’s why U.S. golf resorts and destinations should — and are — continuing to aggressively target their drive-in markets.

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An Intersection of Two National Pastimes: Baseball and Golf

As MLB moves forward with its abbreviated 60-game season, it got us to thinking — which MLB stadium has the most golf courses within a 5-mile radius (as the crow flies)? After all, the vast majority of stadiums are built close to major metropolitan areas, which usually also have a wealth of golf options.

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June 2020 National Rounds Played

Rounds of golf increased by 13.9% nationally in June, a continuation of the recent surge in participation. Through the first six months of 2020, play is now down 1.7% despite the loss of 20 million spring rounds.

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Studying Golf Consumers: July 2020

As the number of coronavirus cases have increased nationwide, core golfers have expressed a heightened…

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Golf Travel – What’s the Impact?

Three out of four golf travelers say they’re willing to drive more than four hours each way for a golf getaway, and those with a trip still planned for 2020 indicate they’ll spend an average of six to seven hours in the car just getting to their destination. It’s why U.S. golf resorts and destinations should — and are — continuing to aggressively target their drive-in markets.

4 min read

An Intersection of Two National Pastimes: Baseball and Golf

As MLB moves forward with its abbreviated 60-game season, it got us to thinking — which MLB stadium has the most golf courses within a 5-mile radius (as the crow flies)? After all, the vast majority of stadiums are built close to major metropolitan areas, which usually also have a wealth of golf options.

2 min read
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June 2020 National Rounds Played

Rounds of golf increased by 13.9% nationally in June, a continuation of the recent surge in participation. Through the first six months of 2020, play is now down 1.7% despite the loss of 20 million spring rounds.

< 1 min read

Studying Golf Consumers: July 2020

As the number of coronavirus cases have increased nationwide, core golfers have expressed a heightened anxiety regarding the pandemic. Compared to mid-June, those who say they are extremely concerned — whether financial, health-wise or for family and friends — has jumped by 8% in July. In addition, one in five core golfers now say their…

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NGF New Members – June 2020

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

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