Private Club Membership Finding a New Normal – Still Desirable to Golfers
The Power of Referral – Core Golfers Introducing New Golfers
6th Annual NGF Golf Business Symposium Set for St. Louis on April 23rd and 24th
August 2012 Rounds Played Report
56 Million Golf Gamers... Let’s Get (some of) Them from the Console to the Course!
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Private Club Membership Finding a New Normal – Still Desirable to Golfers
 
 Private Club Membership Finding a New Normal
New NGF research shows that the vulnerability of current private club memberships may have peaked – and lapsed club members who resigned memberships under the financial pressures of the past four-to-six years now appear to be reconsidering their non-member status.
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The Power of Referral – Core Golfers Introducing New Golfers
 
The Power of Referral – Core Golfers Introducing New Golfers

The 27,000 PGA member professionals are often referred to as the "foot soldiers of golf" with the greatest potential to grow the population of golfers through their player development efforts.  The PGA's Golf 2.0 Strategic Plan for growing the game is spreading its reach, executing programs and mobilizing new ones.  NGF research among Core golfers revealed that, as of the end of Q3 2012, 30% of Core golfers were aware of Golf 2.0 - and awareness has been trending upward for the past three quarters.

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6th Annual NGF Golf Business Symposium Set for St. Louis on April 23rd and 24th
 
NGF Symposium

The dates and venue have been set for the 6th Annual NGF Golf Business Symposium. After two years in Chicago, the leadership of the golf industry will be assembling in St. Louis in late April for the NGF’s invitation-only Davos-style pre-season golf market intelligence briefing.

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August 2012 Rounds Played Report
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56 Million Golf Gamers... Let’s Get (some of) Them from the Console to the Course!
 
Total Golf Gamers
Every January since 1986, the NGF has surveyed a nationally-representative sample of 40,000 Americans to determine the number of golf participants. This article reports on one area of interest that NGF examined for the first time this year: golf gamers.
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