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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

Golfers

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June 2020 National Rounds Played

Rounds of golf increased by 13.9% nationally in June, a continuation of the recent surge in participation. Through the first six months of 2020, play is now down 1.7% despite the loss of 20 million spring rounds.

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Golfers and Physical Distancing

Golf is a sport that by its nature is conducive to social distancing. Here’s how the physical distancing trend among golfers has changed over time.

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Studying Golf Consumers: July 2020

As the number of coronavirus cases have increased nationwide, core golfers have expressed a heightened…

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What Golf Operators Said About the June ‘Surge’

The early returns for golf’s post-crackdown are in, with rounds up more than 6% nationally in May. Here’s a look at what course operators are seeing and experiencing in June from a participation and engagement standpoint.

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Tracking the COVID-19 Effect on Rounds

Using Sagacity Golf data, we take a deeper, data-driven look at engagement in several key golf markets, comparing 2020 weekly rounds volume to the same period over the previous three years.

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Golfers Scratch the Itch to Play

In a recent consumer survey, 86% of core golfers reported that they’ve teed it up in the past couple of weeks.

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Studying Golf Consumers: COVID-19

In early June, as the pandemic wears on, the outlook seems to improve for golf. Fewer “core golfers” show serious financial vulnerability and are adding to discretionary budgets.

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Golfers and Social Distancing

Golf is a sport that by its nature is conducive to social distancing. Here’s how the physical distancing trend among golfers has changed over time.

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Studying Golf Consumers: COVID-19

As of late May, the NGF’s ongoing consumer research indicates that the personal financial outlooks for golfers continue to improve, although spending habits remain largely unchanged amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Studying Golfer Sentiment Amid Crisis

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, NGF has surveyed thousands of golf’s best customers. Here’s what core golfers have to say about spending, their financial situation and anxiety levels about going into a golf retail store or pro shop.

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