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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

General Interest

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.

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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.

5 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

The Q’s Holiday Golf Gift Guide

NGF research finds that one in 10 Americans plans to purchase a golf-related gift for a friend or family member this holiday season. Here’s a look at some “must have” gift ideas for any golfer.

6 min read

Giving Back to Golf

PGA TOUR Superstore has one of the strongest trajectories in the game, with plans to hit 50 locations by 2020. The company is also focusing on introducing more people to the game, increasing participation and enhancing engagement.

5 min read

NGF Research Snapshot: What Are Golfers Buying?

From clubs and bags to balls and shoes, here is what golfers have spent their money on in the past year.

1 min read

The Bridge Built for Golf

Separated by only about 85 miles in New York, The Bridge and the Bridge Learning Center occupy vastly different worlds but share a bond built around golf.

6 min read

Golf’s Social Circle

Golfers are increasingly staying connected with their favorite courses through social media, particularly among the younger generation. What are facilities (and brands) doing to keep pace with this trend and stay relevant?

5 min read

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