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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

Coronavirus Effects Throughout the Golf Business

The NGF has been reaching out to representatives of the Top 100 Businesses in Golf as well as other golf companies and organizations to assess how the ongoing pandemic has affected business to this point. Here’s an industry-wide overview.

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Golf Industry Coronavirus Resources

A collection of helpful links for those seeking more information and golf industry resources related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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How State Executive Orders Are Affecting Golf

A growing number of states (and counties) have either instructed residents to stay at home except for non-essential outings or mandated the shutdown of all businesses not deemed essential during a crisis. The rules on what is considered “essential” varies from state-to-state — from governmental services, law enforcement and emergency services to grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, utilities and even golf courses, which in a number of cases are given an exemption.

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Protecting Golfers and Course Staff Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Amid the growing Coronavirus threat, golf has shown it can provide an escape. Here’s a rundown of efforts and protocols to keep golf courses open and provide a safe environment for customers and employees.

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How Is Golf Responding To the Coronavirus Pandemic?

With more golf courses throughout the U.S. than Starbucks stores and an appeal that that spans generations, the game has shown it can offer valuable physical and mental respite during the coronavirus pandemic with safe operation and proper protocols. That said, the situation is changing continually, and often rapidly.

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NGF Research Snapshot: Golf in the Sun Belt

Stretching from Florida to California, the Sunbelt is home to a wealth of year-round golf. What percentage of golfers, courses and rounds-played are in the Sunbelt?

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The 2020 PGA Merchandise Show — In Pictures

Photos from the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, which attracted more than 40,000 industry professionals and over 1,000 exhibitors.

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The Passion of PGA Show Entrepreneurs

A weatherproof golf bag cover. Golf gloves inspired by motocross. Push carts and a high-end stroller manufacturer. Those are the products. But these are the personal stories behind three PGA Show entrepreneurs.

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Topgolf CEO Dolf Berle Talks New Augusta Venue Concept

Topgolf CEO Dolf Berle discusses the company’s new one-floor venue concept that will debut in Augusta during Masters week, including what prompted the approach and how it will impact engagement in the golf industry.

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Introducing ‘The International 25’

The ‘International 25’ is an extension of the NGF’s recognition of the top businesses and organizations in golf, further demonstrating the size and scope of the industry.

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