Golf Weather Impact: March GPH flat against elevated baseline, February posts different Utilization gain
After February’s national weather “trainwreck”, March bounced back as Golf Playable Hours (GPH) advanced 1% compared to the same month Year-Ago (YA and that being a healthy ’20 “base month”). That improved the Year-to-Date result which now rests at -9% for our opening quarter (down from -19% last month).
Played Rounds for February, as published by Golf Datatech, broke our 8-month winning streak registering -5% for the month reducing the YtD figure to +8%. The good news is that the decline in rounds was fractional compared to the weather carnage for the month which means that Utilization gained for the 9th consecutive month, +10 pts, registering 77% for the month!
A broader description of the March results can be found at our website in the Featured Items section or you can get the full picture by subscribing to either the Pellucid Publications Membership or the Geographic Weather Impact report. Both provide the 45 regional breakdowns, the 61 markets figures, the day-of-week weather impact and the Year-End National GPH forecast figure as well as our full commentary on the results every month.
Jim Koppenhaver, President, Pellucid Corp.