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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

Questions, Answers and Insights for Everyone in the Business of Golf

The ‘Q’uestion

The NGF’s ‘Q’uestion for September: What percentage of kids ages 6 to 17 have been exposed to golf in a school setting at least once in their lives?

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NGF Releases 2018 Golf Participation and Facility Reports

A month after the release of the new Golf Industry Report, the NGF has issued the 2018 editions of Golf Participation in the U.S. and Golf Facilities in the U.S. are now available for download.

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Get Smart: Junior Golf

TGA Premier Golf is seeking to shape participation in golf through its after-school golf enrichment programs and, perhaps just as importantly, what happens next.

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Non-Traditional Golf Events Woo Millennials

In order to appeal to a younger demographic, some golf companies and courses are taking a non-traditional approach with their events.

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The Odds of Becoming a Junior Golfer and the Influence of a Parent Who Plays

Tony Finau had a 1-in-250 chance of becoming a golfer. Not a pro, but even playing the game at all. Here’s why.

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Straying Off-Course with Golf Participation

Golf remains one of the most popular U.S. participation sports and the number of green-grass players was 23.8 million last year. Like many forms of entertainment, however, the traditional game continues to evolve given the demands like work and family. It’s why off-course participation is growing.

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Longleaf: The Living Lab That’s Teeing Up Golf Course Changes

Dan Van Horn saw past the aging greens and maintenance cutbacks when he first visited the Longleaf golf course in North Carolina. The founder of U.S. Kids Golf instead saw the ideal spot for a living laboratory.

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Six Changes to Golf’s Brand that Will Engage Millennials

Golf has potential to grow among the vital 18-to-34 age group. However, the NGF’s Millennial Report tells us that golf requires a modernization of its brand.

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Welcome Newbie!

While golf keeps introducing new players to the game, facilities need to do a better job making newcomers comfortable with the whole intimidating scene.

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