Happy ’22 golf stakeholders
Welcome to the New Year, we hope that all of you had a fun, relaxing and healthy celebration ringing in ’22. While other golf publishers and writers struggle to come up with content during the PGA TOUR offseason, we’ve got a bumper crop of info and insights with the December/yearend numbers which was a 2nd consecutive year of “up” on top of the stellar ’21 results. Publisher Jim K headlines with our projection that COVID added another ~$3B (yes, that’s billion) in just golf revenue from operations at Public, regulation-length US facilities in ’21 compared to the ’19 baseline. Contributing Editor Stuart Lindsay turns his attention to trendspotting in preparation for the upcoming State of the Industry (SoI) presentation covering a range of topics from NFTs to DAOs (you’ll have to read his article to get the secret decoder ring to all the acronyms behind these fads and Fintech.
Jim’s article and the SoI will feature the collective data and expanded capability in industry performance tracking enabled by our Golf Market Research Center (GMRC) pioneers; they’re getting easier, better facility performance tracking and the Pellucid is getting a broader scorecard of industry health which we can share with our clients and make better projections. That said, trying to predict ’22 will be challenging after two great years and an unclear COVID future but we’ll be putting it out there at the SoI and will share some of that here in February. Read on for January’s info & insights…
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