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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

Golfers

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.

5 min read

The Female Factor in Golf:

The American golf industry has spent an impressive amount of time and resources on initiatives designed to bring more women to the game. Unfortunately, those efforts have yielded little. What are other countries doing differently?

7 min read

Get Motivated: Growing Women’s Golf

One in a series of informational NGF stories focused on industry exemplars that are designed to help readers Get Smart and Get Motivated.

4 min read
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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.

2 min read

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.

8 min read

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.

5 min read

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.

5 min read

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.

4 min read

How Topgolf Has Become One of the New Driving Forces in Golf Participation

Two decades ago, golf was invigorated by the “Tiger effect,” with a transcendent player sparking record participation levels. Today, the industry is experiencing the “Topgolf effect.”

6 min read