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.
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.
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.
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.
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.