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Balls and Wedges Sales Ahead for July

The retail sales numbers have now been released for durables, clubs and distance devices for July 2022.  Total golf equipment sales were less than 1% below July 2021 and 51% ahead of pre-pandemic 2019 levels

Total July 2022 US Equipment Market (On-Off Course)

On-Off Course July ’22 vs ’21: Dollars -0.9%
On-Off Course July ’22 vs ’19: Dollars +51.0%

On-Off Course YTD ’22 vs ’21: Dollars -4.7%
On-Off Course YTD ’22 vs ’19: Dollars +40.3%

On a Year-to-Date basis, 2022 is down 4.7% vs. ’21

Golf balls were the big winner in consumables for the month, up 12%, benefitting from some good weather and improved availability of product.  While wedges led the durables side of the business, also improving by close to 12%, riding the wave of new products.

Woods, which are one of the largest product categories, tumbled by 13% for the month, however sales remain 35% ahead of 2019 levels.