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Rounds Played

October 2020 National Rounds Played

October rounds were up 32.2% nationally year-over-year, another record-setting increase for 2020 play.

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After September Surge, Rounds +8.7% Year-to-Date

September saw the biggest monthly jump in rounds all year, up almost 26% versus a year ago, moving the industry to +9% nationally over a year ago.

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September 2020 National Rounds Played

September rounds were up 25.5% nationally year-over-year, the biggest monthly increase yet in 2020.

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Rounds +6% Over 2019 Pace

After record-setting months in July and August, play is 6% ahead of the 2019 pace entering the final four-month stretch of the year.

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August 2020 National Rounds Played

August rounds were up 20.6% nationally year-over-year, setting a new standard for the biggest increase in a peak season month since Golf Datatech began tracking rounds figures two decades ago.

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Despite Spring Shutdowns, 2020 Rounds Outpacing 2019

After significant jumps in play during the months of June and July, rounds for 2020 are now outpacing the same period from a year ago. 

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July 2020 National Rounds Played

Rounds of golf were up almost 20% nationwide in July, helping the industry continue its comeback after losing 20 million spring rounds due to the coronavirus. Entering August, play was up 3% year-over-year.

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June 2020 National Rounds Played

Rounds of golf increased by 13.9% nationally in June, a continuation of the recent surge in participation. Through the first six months of 2020, play is now down 1.7% despite the loss of 20 million spring rounds.

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May 2020 National Rounds Played

Rounds-played were up 6.2% nationally in May, with more than 90% of golf courses having reopened by the second week of the month. Entering June, play is down 8% year-over-year.

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20 Million Lost Rounds?

The coronavirus and associated shutdowns slowed a strong start to the year, resulting in the loss of as many as 20 million spring rounds. Can they be recouped?

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