Golf Weather Impact: August GPH dips, July Utilization soars
August weather represented a slight dip as Golf Playable Hours (GPH) fell 2.1% compared to the same month Year-Ago (YA).
Played Rounds for July published by Golf Datatech posted a 2nd consecutive month of double-digit gain providing more support for the industry’s anecdotal reports that we’re getting a sizeable “COVID dividend/bounce”. July rounds were +20% and that blows away the flat GPH results we had previously reported for the month. For the year that now puts us at a national level ahead of YA at +3% (the one “lookout” being the fact that it’s comprised of Private being +11% and Public only +1%).
To read the more detailed commentary on the results, click here.
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