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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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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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Equipment Sales Continue Run

The 2021 first-half momentum for golf equipment sales carries over from second half of 2020. Is it better than 2019?

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Interview: Troon President & CEO Tim Schantz

Troon’s Tim Schantz, a member of the NGF’s Board of Directors, discusses the impact of the coronavirus on the golf industry, investment and opportunity in golf, and his company’s continued growth.

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Golf: There’s An App for That

App use is becoming prevalent in all walks of life, including the golf world. There are now hundreds of golf-centric apps available and usage continues to climb.

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Golf Apps Continue to Gain Adoption

More than three-quarters of Core golfers have at least one golf-specific app on their phone, up from 56% in 2018 and 37% in 2011. It speaks to the evolution of golf as well as the effort to enhance the golf experience for an ever-connected segment of consumers.

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May Rounds Climb as Summer Months Loom as Measuring Stick

May rounds were up year-over-year. Now, with summer upon us, is when it really starts getting interesting – in terms of comps – for the golf industry.

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May 2021 National Rounds Played Report

National rounds played for May 2021 were up over a year ago, when golf operations were still limited due to the coronavirus in some parts of the country.

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Game of a Lifetime?

Is golf really the game of a lifetime? The recent increase in the number of golfers age 65+ gives a pretty good indication. So, how does golf stack up against some other participation sports?

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Interview: Pinehurst Resort President Tom Pashley

Pinehurst President Tom Pashley on golf travel’s rebound, the opportunity that exists for golf, and positive change – both throughout the game and at Pinehurst.

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First Period Done, Two to Go

Consider that the golf year, like a hockey game, really has three distinct periods. After our ’21 first period, rounds and equipment sales are up considerably over 2020.

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