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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

Golfers

NGF Research Snapshot: Golf Outings and Events

In the past year, 62% of golfers played in some kind of social or competitive golf event. Find out which ones were most popular.

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NGF Research Snapshot: How Welcoming is Golf to Women?

Women make up just over half the U.S. population, but 24% of golfers. See our visual snapshot on how welcoming golfers consider the game to be toward women:

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Take Action, Invite Her to The Course

NGF research finds that nearly 30% of non-golfing women are interested in picking up the sport in the immediate future. Jane Geddes, the chairperson for WE ARE GOLF’s Women’s Task Force, on the industry’s #inviteHER initiative.

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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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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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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 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.

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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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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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