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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


NGF’s State-of-Industry Graffis Report Now Available

NGF’s Graffis Report, a overview of an unprecedented year for the golf business in 2020, is now available for NGF members.

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Who Wants ‘In’?

The flood of new faces on U.S. golf courses in 2020 was noteworthy, even if some gains were offset by the ones who went absent. Who were these new people? And who wanted “in” last year?

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Golf KPIs for 2020

I can’t think of a more appropriate description of the year 2020 and its effect…

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December 2020 National Rounds Played

Play in 2020 finishes 14% ahead of 2019 as December rounds see +37% year-over-year jump.

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Amid Golf’s Surge, Play in Hawaii Has Dropped

While rounds of golf were up year-over-year in every single state in the continental U.S. from June through October, Hawaii’s play was down over 40%. Here’s why.

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Special Thanks to Golf in 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, NGF President and CEO Joe Beditz expresses thanks to everyone in and around golf who helped turn a terrible situation at the start of this year into something positive for the industry.

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Part of Golf’s Rebound: Better Weather

After two years of record-setting precipitation that hampered rounds played numbers, the weather has cooperated (for the most part) in 2020.

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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.

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80 / 20

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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