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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

Participation

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,...

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December 2018 National Rounds Played

Rounds of golf for December 2018 were down 7.7% nationally compared to the previous December....

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Weather to Play

Last year’s weather picture wasn’t a pretty one, particularly for golf. Rounds-played in the U.S....

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November 2018 National Rounds Played

Rounds of golf for November 2018 dropped 18.8% nationally compared to a year ago as...

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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?

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December 2018 National Rounds Played

Rounds of golf for December 2018 were down 7.7% nationally compared to the previous December. For the full year, play was down 4.8% overall from 2017.

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Weather to Play

Last year’s weather picture wasn’t a pretty one, particularly for golf. Rounds-played in the U.S. were down, year-over-year, in 10 of the first 11 months in 2018, affected in large part by colder weather and heavier precipitation than normal during the busiest months for golf.

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November 2018 National Rounds Played

Rounds of golf for November 2018 dropped 18.8% nationally compared to a year ago as four of eight geographic regions had precipitation levels surge more than 200% during the month compared to last November.

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David Pillsbury – ClubCorp CEO

ClubCorp CEO David Pillsbury talks with the NGF about the company’s growth, non-traditional forms of golf and the future of the industry.

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