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Rounds Played

September 2019 National Rounds Played Report

Rounds of golf for September 2019 were up 4.7% compared to a year ago thanks to increases in play throughout the East Coast and Midwest. Through the first three-quarters of the year, the national rounds-played total is now up a modest 0.6% year-over-year.

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August 2019 National Rounds Played Report

Rounds of golf for August 2019 were up 3.5% compared to the same period last year, an increase attributable in part to more favorable weather conditions than a year ago. While the August increase brought the year-to-date rounds-played total up, it’s now flat compared to the first three quarters of 2018, which overall was a down year.

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July 2019 National Rounds Played Report

The number of golf rounds played nationwide during the month of July was essentially unchanged, down 0.1% year-over-year.

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June 2019 National Rounds Played Report

Total rounds played in June 2019 were unchanged from a year ago, though play was actually up in six of the eight geographic regions nationwide. The national year-to-date total actually improved slightly and is down -1% at the midpoint of the calendar year.

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May 2019 National Rounds Played Report

May rounds of golf were down 5.4% from a year ago, affected in large part by increased precipitation in many regions of the U.S. The decline dropped the national, year-to-date total through May to -1.3% compared to 2018.

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April 2019 National Rounds Played Report

Rounds-played were up 6.8% in April compared to a year earlier thanks to warmer temperatures in many northern parts of the country. Through the first four months of 2019, total play is up 1% year-over-year.

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NGF’s Rounds-Played Summary for 2018

The National Rounds Played Summary provides an overview of the total number of rounds of golf played throughout the U.S. in 2018.

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March 2019 National Rounds Played Report

Rounds-played for March were almost unchanged nationally from a year ago, improving the year-to-date total to -2.7% compared to the first quarter of 2018.

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February 2019 National Rounds Played

Rounds-played for February were down 12.1% nationally across the U.S., bringing the national, year-to-date total to -5.3% compared to a year ago.

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January 2019 National Rounds Played

National rounds-played were up 2.8% in January 2019 compared to the same period a year ago. It’s a positive start to the year after 11 of 12 months in 2018 were marked by year-over-year declines in play largely due to an increased incidence in unfavorable weather.

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