Australia reports growth in rounds played

The Australian Golf Industry Council has issued its 2018 “National Competition Rounds Report,” and found growth of 1.8 percent over 2017.

While the growth in the number of rounds played was good news, those 10.43 million rounds played were played by a fewer number of players – 328,516, a decrease of .65 percent over the previous year.

Other findings in the report are:

  • - 34 percent of all rounds were played on Saturdays
  • - Women’s participation rose by 1.9 percent, although they still only made up 18 percent of all golf rounds recorded
  • - Nearly two-thirds of all rounds were recorded by those over the age of 60

    In comments made to the Golf Australia website, AGIC Chairman Gavin Kirman pointed out that fewer than a quarter of all rounds were played by golfers with a handicap of 10 or lower.

    “It is perhaps no surprise that the majority of golf is played by mid- to high-handicap players and clubs should consider this in their course set-ups,” he told Golf Australia

    The full report can be accessed here.

    The Australian Golf Industry Council is composed of representatives of Golf Australia, the PGA of Australia, Australian Ladies Professional Golf, Australian Sporting Goods Association, Golf Management Australia, Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association, Society of Australian Golf Course Architects and Public Golf Facilities Australia

     

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