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GolfClubAtlas.com => Golf Course Architecture => Topic started by: Mike_Young on December 05, 2017, 09:01:09 PM

Title: GOLF BY THE NUMBERS...oh my....
Post by: Mike_Young on December 05, 2017, 09:01:09 PM
Want to have some fun....check these numbers out published in a magazine I saw today and produced by the WORLD GOLF FOUNDATION
"  The game of golf remains strong.  As these statistics form ASGCA, Golf 20/20 and WE aRE Golf illustrate, more golfers are playing more often and likely on a course touched by an ASGCA member."

And here are their facts:
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BUSINESS
70 billion dollar Golf Industry U.S. Impact
2 million- job with direct ties to golf
$3.9 billion-  annual amount raised by golf industry more than all sports combined...
76% golf played on public courses
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PLAYERS
25 millon golfers in the US
2 million- those trying golf for first time in US in 2015..more than anytime since 2002
29%- increase in number of youth golfers ages 6-17 in last three years
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ENVIRONMENT
22% reduction in water use by courses since 2005
65%- golf courses who have upgraded irrigation systems in the past 10 years
77%- US courses who have taken steps to conserve energy
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ASGCA
42- average number of new courses designed by an ASGCA member
96%- advised clients on water quality/availability
93% helped clients expand / improve practice facilities
93% added tees to accomodate juniors, women and new players.
DATA COURTESY OF WORD GOLF FOUNDATION

THINK about some of these numbers...total BS....my favorite is in Red....   you can make numbers say whatever you wish...
Title: Re: GOLF BY THE NUMBERS...oh my....
Post by: Tom_Doak on December 09, 2017, 11:38:00 AM
Those business numbers about economic impact are just a straight up b.s. way to inflate the truth by 5x or 10x.


I'd like to believe in the water reduction number but I wonder to what extent it is based on real data ... and whether all the closed courses count as "savings" ?