Commitment to Golf: An Alternative Look at Segmenting Golfers
Weather and Golf: Forecast for 2013 is Not-So-Sunny
Second Annual NGF Municipal Golf Institute – September 3-6, 2013
March 2013 Rounds Played Report
Golf’s Largest Opportunity for Growth – Latent Demand
List of NGF's New Members in Q1
NGF TOP 5
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Don’t Miss The Mobile Connection
by Marlene Stone
Over the last several years, smart phones, and consequently mobile apps, have gained huge momentum thanks to consumers’ quick adoption of the technology.
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A Pace of Play Resource for Facility Owners/Operators
by Greg Nathan
The term “slow” in “slow play” is, of course, relative. Nobody actually plays golf slowly. truth is that golfers all play at different speeds, resulting from on a variety of factors, including physical ability, course and weather conditions, skill level and general behavior and demeanor while on the golf course.
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Commitment to Golf: An Alternative Look at Segmenting Golfers
 
Commitment to Golf: An Alternative Look at Segmenting Golfers
The currently accepted view of the golfing population, conceived by NGF in the mid-1980s, splits golfers into two groups – those who play less than 8 times a year (Occasional Golfers) and those who play more than 8 times (Core Golfers). Recently, we began to think that there might be a better way to segment golfers – by their commitment to the game, as opposed to their frequency of play.
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Weather and Golf: Forecast for 2013 is Not-So-Sunny
 
Weather and Golf : Forecast for 2013 is Not-So-Sunny
As everyone reading this article knows, there are few industries whose performance is as much at the mercy of the weather as golf. In 2012, weather conditions were very conducive to high golf demand. Can we expect a repeat of 2012’s golf-favorable conditions this year?
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Second Annual NGF Municipal Golf Institute – September 3-6, 2013
 
Second Annual NGF Municipal Golf Institute – September 3-6, 2013
The National Golf Foundation (NGF) will hold the 2nd annual Municipal Golf Institute on Sep 3-6 at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, WV. This national educational forum is designed to help municipal golf course operators improve their bottom lines, and to assist public officials that oversee these golf courses as they engage the community in issues such as taxpayer funding of operating deficits and whether municipalities should be competing against private enterprise.
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March 2013 Rounds Played Report
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Golf’s Largest Opportunity for Growth – Latent Demand
 
Golf’s Largest Opportunity for Growth – Latent Demand
As the golf season begins for many around the country, now is the perfect time to consider how to grow the game in 2013.  One of the largest, if not the largest, growth opportunities exists among those people who express an interest in playing golf, but have not yet started.
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