5 reasons why golf is in recovery

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir February 14, 2014 11:17

5 reasons why golf is in recovery

4. Demand for tee times is rising

Kingsbarns.AH.3The only data we have are for Scottish clubs, and it may be skewed by the fact that Scotland has not been as badly hit by the wet wintry weather as England and Wales, or because the country is hosting the Ryder Cup later this year.

Still, what we know is very encouraging. Kingsbarns Golf Links has reported that demand has reached record levels while North Berwick Golf Club says bookings so far for 2014 are double what they were for this time in 2013.

“Advance bookings are breaking all previous records,” commented Kingsbarns’ chief executive Alan Hogg (pictured).

“We are extremely excited about 2014.”

 

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Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir February 14, 2014 11:17
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11 Comments

  1. @tjdargs February 15, 01:15

    We all wish in the golf industry that this was true. But I am not so sure .

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  2. @Tomslocker February 15, 08:01

    Dig out those sunglasses!
    The futures looking bright!
    Can you see green shoots on your turf?

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  3. iSpyGolf (@ispygolfpro) February 17, 09:10

    Despite the weather, five reasons why golf is in recovery… needs a bit more than these 5 reasons if you ask me

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  9. Alan Walker February 20, 13:47

    The ‘5 reasons’ do not reflect the vast majority of the industry what so ever. I could equally name 5 reasons ( more like 25 reasons ) why the industry in NOT in recovery, namely, the weather, fewer golfer’s playing, fewer members, VAT distortion between private and proprietary courses, operating overheads going sky high, more supply than there is demand, the time it takes to play golf, stuffy image – shall I go on ???

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    • R Thompson February 21, 08:47

      Well said Alan… What the likes of Wentworth & Royal St Georges are doing usually bears no relevance to what is happening in the “real” golf industry.

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