The latest Golf Datatech National Rounds Played Report with results for October 2022 is out now.
The three-page report contains year over year results for eight regions, all states and several metropolitan areas. Rounds played were down 1.1% for the month of October, 2022, and on a YTD basis they’re down only 2.4%.
While the bulk of the east coast, from Maine to Florida, saw significant declines due to heavy precipitation, cold, and hurricanes in October, the heartland and the west coast enjoyed weather improvements and played a lot more rounds than a year ago.
On the latest numbers, Golf Datatech co-founder John Kryznowek said, “With only two months to go, rounds played continue to be in a very good place, only slightly below last years peak, even after facing some poor weather early in the season. The game remains healthy and strong even as America returns back to “normal” activities”.
2023 will certainly provide challenges if inflation continues to rage and the economy slows, but for the moment, it’s good to see golf continuing to be in a positive place.
The latest Golf Datatech National Rounds Played Report with results for September 2022 is out now.
The three-page report contains year over year results for eight regions, all states and several metropolitan areas. US rounds were down -1.7% for September 2022 and down -2.5% YTD when compared to September 2021.
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Good weather combined with enthusiasm to play the game equated to a strong month this July. Always one of the largest months of the year for rounds played, July 2022 did not disappoint, led by the Northern half of the country. Rounds were up 9.6% in the Mid Atlantic, 8.0% in New England and 7.5% in the East North Central – all regions with a strong private course presence, and private course play nationally was up over 7% for July.
On a YTD basis, rounds still trail 2021 by 3.7%, but have closed the deficit for the second consecutive month. Overall, the popularity and health of the game remains strong, up low double digits since 2019, the last full year without pandemic impact.
Rounds played +3.6% for the month of July, -3.7% YTD
Private courses +7.3% for July, Public access +2.7%
Thanks to a break in the weather, rounds played for June were up 2.7% vs. the same month last year. On a Year-to-Date basis they still remain 5.7% below 2021.