After a slow start in 2021, retail sell thru of golf apparel has been on a tear for the rest of the year. All 7 categories of golf apparel have enjoyed significant expansion vs. 2020, led by the largest product category, men’s shirts, up 44%.
On a YTD basis, total golf apparel sales are now at an all-time high thru the first 10 months of the year, 4% above 2017, which was the prior highest sales thru October.
Golf Datatech’s co-founder, John Kryznowek commented, “After a rough 2020 due to the pandemic’s negative impact on sales, the golf apparel business bounced back with strong consumer demand driving On/Off Course retail to all-time highs this year. All indications suggest there will be ongoing issues this fall into the winter and possibly even into next spring with sourcing for some products, but clearly golfers continue to purchase new golf apparel at astonishing rates.”
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