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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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Rethinking the Retention Question

One of the overarching questions prompted by increased golf engagement over the past 18 months is whether the industry will be able to hold on those new golfers who have taken up the sport. But our research shows a notable difference between retention and conversion.

2 min read
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Play It Forward – Ten Years Later

NGF’s recent survey of Core golfers indicated 73% recalled Tee It Forward, but a much smaller percentage actually moved up in recent years. Here’s what they found, and what’s keeping others from moving forward a tee.

2 min read
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Golf Around the World

Based on research from the NGF’s definitive international facility database, the R&A’s biennial Golf Around the World Report is back and counts golf courses in 206 of the world’s 251 countries — with more than 38,000 courses globally.

2 min read

Tiger’s Long Tale

Tiger Woods has had a profound impact on the golf business. But how quickly was it felt? On the 25th anniversary of his turning pro, here’s a look at how suddenly his influence took root.

3 min read
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Rethinking the Retention Question

One of the overarching questions prompted by increased golf engagement over the past 18 months is whether the industry will be able to hold on those new golfers who have taken up the sport. But our research shows a notable difference between retention and conversion.

2 min read
,

Play It Forward – Ten Years Later

NGF’s recent survey of Core golfers indicated 73% recalled Tee It Forward, but a much smaller percentage actually moved up in recent years. Here’s what they found, and what’s keeping others from moving forward a tee.

2 min read
,

Golf Around the World

Based on research from the NGF’s definitive international facility database, the R&A’s biennial Golf Around the World Report is back and counts golf courses in 206 of the world’s 251 countries — with more than 38,000 courses globally.

2 min read

Tiger’s Long Tale

Tiger Woods has had a profound impact on the golf business. But how quickly was it felt? On the 25th anniversary of his turning pro, here’s a look at how suddenly his influence took root.

3 min read
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June 2021 National Rounds Played Report

In the first real test of the sustainability of the 2020 summer surge, June 2021 rounds were essentially equal to June of last year.

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