Calling it a “retention problem,” the National Golf Foundation announced today that research shows golf participation is continuing its declining trend. Since 2005, 4.7 million golfers have been lost.
“Many people believe that golf has a problem attracting new blood to the game, but the truth is golf has a retention problem – we’re losing more people than we are gaining,” the NGF said in a release.
The causes go beyond time and money, the NGF’s research concluded.
“The ‘fun factor’ looms large when it comes to retention. “Two thirds of lapsed golfers just weren’t having any fun,” the NGF research showed.
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