5 reasons why golf is in recovery

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

5 reasons why golf is in recovery

1. BTME was record breaking

BTME 2014 Busy HallThe usual barometer of how the year will shape up is the BTME exhibition in Harrogate in January, where companies showcase millions of pounds-worth of products for golf clubs.

The last few years have been disappointing, but this year the show had 8,751 visitors, the highest number in its history.

One exhibitor said: “This has been the best show for many years in terms of numbers and quality of visitors. On the Wednesday, for four hours, we just didn’t stop. It was literally customer after customer.”

Another said: “The footfall, orders and enquiries exceeded anything seen in the last four years. Confidence is certainly returning.”



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Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir February 14, 2014 11:17
  • http://twitter.com/tjdargs/status/434496270070460416/ @tjdargs

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

  • http://twitter.com/Tomslocker/status/434598443286552576/ @Tomslocker

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

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    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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  • Alan Walker

    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 ???

    • R Thompson

      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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