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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

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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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.

7 min read

How Golf Leagues Create ‘Appointment Golf’ and Boost the Bottom Line

The Pirate League has transformed Monday nights at Goat Hill Park in California.

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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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NGF Research: A New Year Brings New Opportunities (and Resolutions) for Golfers

The New Year comes with the promise of new opportunities for golfers.

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NGF’s 2017 Participation Report

Engagement with golf is evolving. It’s why the NGF introduced new measures to better gauge participation.

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GolfTEC’s Trajectory Shows Improving Golfer Is the Best Customer

Joe Assell, the founder and CEO of GolfTEC, reads the stories that paint a picture of doom and gloom in the golf industry and shakes his head. “If golf is dying, I hope it stays like this because it’s going great for us,” he said.

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