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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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Rounds Played

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Weather to Play

Last year’s weather picture wasn’t a pretty one, particularly for golf. Rounds-played in the U.S. were down, year-over-year, in 10 of the first 11 months in 2018, affected in large part by colder weather and heavier precipitation than normal during the busiest months for golf.

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November 2018 National Rounds Played

Rounds of golf for November 2018 dropped 18.8% nationally compared to a year ago as four of eight geographic regions had precipitation levels surge more than 200% during the month compared to last November.

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October 2018 National Rounds Played

Rounds of golf for October dropped 10.3% compared to a year ago as temperatures dipped in many major golf regions across the country. The national year-to-date total is now -3.9%

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September 2018 National Rounds Played

  Rounds of golf for September 2018 were down 7.2% compared to a year ago…

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August 2018 National Rounds Played

Rounds-played for August 2018 were down 1.6% year-over-year on a national level. With heavier precipitation levels affecting courses across the country for much of this year, rounds-played for 2018 are down 2.7 percent from the same point in 2017.

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July 2018 National Rounds Played

Rounds-played for July were down only 1.6% nationally despite increases in precipitation in many regions of the country. 

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June 2018 National Rounds Played

While rounds-played in June were down a modest 1.2% compared to a year ago, the national year-to-date total improved to -3.3%.

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May 2018 National Rounds Played

Rounds played in May were up 5.3%, marking the end of four consecutive monthly declines due unusually cooler temperatures and greater precipitation across the U.S.

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April 2018 National Rounds Played

April 2018 rounds were down -13.5% compared to a year ago, bringing the national, year-to-date total to -8.9%.

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March 2018 National Rounds Played

March rounds-played were down 3.8% across the U.S., bringing the national, year-to-date total to -5.6% compared to a year ago.

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