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

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

2 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.

6 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

NGF’s 2017 Participation Report

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

6 min read

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.

5 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

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.

6 min read

Time, Money & Difficulty – Fun Conquers All

Easing golf’s intimidation while making it less serious, more dynamic and more fun for new players may very well be golf’s most critical priority.

4 min read

The Changing Face of Junior Golf

At this year’s Golf Business Symposium, the NGF presented its latest findings on the junior…

3 min read

Getting Into the Game

With millions of interested non-golfers who aren’t paying customers, golf isn’t facing an interest problem, but issues related to activation and retention. In other words, plenty of people want to play, but most aren’t aware or perhaps comfortable enough with the path to the game.

6 min read