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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

General Interest

Leaders in Their Field: Women in Golf

The Q spoke to several influential women about their connection to golf, their careers, and what the industry can do to get more girls and women into the game.

12 min read

Why a Top 100 Golf Company Changed Business Models

A changing golf travel marketplace inspired Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday’s recent transformation into a new entity called Golf Tourism Solutions. Here’s Bill Golden’s vision for the company.

5 min read

The ‘Q’uestion

How many off-course golf specialty stores (PGA TOUR Superstore, Golf Galaxy, etc) are there in the U.S. right now?

1 min read

Golf’s Biggest Outside Investors

Golf is a game perfectly suited to corporate sponsorship. The game’s biggest outside investors — non-endemics like Rolex, AT&T, FedEx, Charles Schwab and Mastercard — devote millions of dollars in golf sponsorship every year.

6 min read
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NGF Releases 2018 Golf Participation and Facility Reports

A month after the release of the new Golf Industry Report, the NGF has issued the 2018 editions of Golf Participation in the U.S. and Golf Facilities in the U.S. are now available for download.

2 min read

How the American Development Model Can Grow Golf

A new athlete development model is being adapted for golf that will change how we introduce youngsters to the game — and develop golfers for life.

3 min read

A Super’s View: After the U.S. Open

Shinnecock Hills’ recovery from hosting the U.S. Open may take considerably longer than many realize, particularly in the areas that were covered by grandstands, corporate tents and restroom facilities.

2 min read

NGF Issues 2018 Golf Industry Report

The National Golf Foundation’s Golf Industry Report consolidates many of the game’s key data points in a single publication and is intended to provide the most holistic view of the business of golf and the health of the game to stakeholders and the media.

4 min read

The ‘Q’uestion

What percentage of “golf’s best customers” said they have watched golf instruction videos on a computer or mobile device in the past year?

1 min read

Golf Participation: Opportunity Knocks

In some ways, golf looks much as it did 20 to 25 years ago. The game is also different in many respects and participation is evolving. NGF President Joe Beditz weighs in on the changing face of golf, Millennials in the sport and generational risk.

4 min read