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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

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Golf Travel Shows Signs of Roaring Back

Limitations on golf trips in 2020 have created a bottled-up demand to return to golf travel. NGF surveyed golfers and resort operators to quantify the interest.

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Harold Varner Sees Opportunity to ‘Give Back’ Through Youth on Course Partnership

Harold Varner III knows first-hand the importance of affordable access to golf. Now, Varner is giving back through an expanded partnership with Youth on Course.

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How Has Working From Home Affected Golf?

Working remotely has provided greater schedule flexibility for many people over the past year. It’s also had a significant impact on golf.

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Cracking the Code

There’s a multi-million dollar question floating around the industry these days: How do we retain more golfers, particularly in light of the extraordinary inflow of returners and first-timers in 2020 (+27% vs. ‘19)?

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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

A shot in the arm: Something that has a sudden and positive effect on something,…

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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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