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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

Golf Industry Momentum

Beyond courses and clubs, other consumer-focused sectors in golf are also thriving during the pandemic. Here’s what executives in various sectors of the industry have experienced.

5 min read

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In examining the pandemic-induced lift golf has experienced, it’s become clear that a certain 20% of existing customers are contributing disproportionately.

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September 2020 National Rounds Played

September rounds were up 25.5% nationally year-over-year, the biggest monthly increase yet in 2020.

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2021 PGA Show To Be All-Virtual

The 2021 PGA Merchandise Show will shift to an all-virtual format in January amid the ongoing pandemic.

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U.S. Golf Equipment Sales Set Q3 Retail Record of $1 Billion

U.S. golf equipment retail sales set a Q3 record in 2020 at more than $1 billion.

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Amid Golf’s Surge, Only This U.S. State Has Seen Rounds Drop

Rounds of golf were up year-over-year in every single state in the continental U.S. for the months of June, July and August. There’s a caveat there.

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Perceptions of Golf

Golf has grabbed a lot of people’s attention amid the pandemic. What is golf’s story, and how can those in the industry present a better one?

3 min read

Rounds +6% Over 2019 Pace

After record-setting months in July and August, play is 6% ahead of the 2019 pace entering the final four-month stretch of the year.

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Golf Equipment Sales Hit Record $331M for August

Total golf equipment sales were $331 million in August, extending a record-setting summer for the retail side of the business. 

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Opportunity for Golf

Golf industry leaders weigh in on the opportunity for golf and how businesses and organizations might best take advantage.

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