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Research & Reports

Golf Australia and the Australian Golf Industry Council conduct extensive research in partnership with the industry and also draw on other relevant research to assist golf with developing evidence based strategies to ensure that the sport remains relevant and is able to adapt to an ever changing sporting and recreational landscape.

Below is a selection of reports that cover a number of key areas for golf and sport in general:

Competition Rounds

National Competition Rounds Report Jan to Dec 2020
2020 Australian Golf Competition Rounds Trends & The Impact of COVID-19
National Competition Rounds Report Jan to Dec 2019
National Competition Rounds Report Jan to Jun 2019
National Competition Rounds Report Jan to Dec 2018
National Competition Rounds Report - 2013 to 2017
Melbourne Public Rounds Report, 2013

Participation

Golf Club Participation Report, 2020/21, Golf Australia
Australian Golf Landscape Research, 2021, Australian Golf Industry Council
2020 New Member Demand in Australian Golf Clubs
Golf Club Participation Report, 2019, Golf Australia
Golf Club Participation Report, 2018, Golf Australia
Golf State of Play Report, 2019, Sport Australia
Golf Club Participation Report, 2017, Golf Australia
Golf Club Participation Report, 2016, Golf Australia
Golf Club Participation Report, 2015, Golf Australia
Australian Golf Landscape Research, 2015, Australian Golf Industry Council
The Opportunity to Grow Golf: Female Participation, 2014, Syngenta
The Opportunity to Grow Golf: Youth Participation, 2014, Syngenta
Golf Participation Report, 2014, Golf Australia
Golf Participation Report, 2013, Golf Australia
The future of Australian Sport, 2013, Australian Sports Commission
The Right Invitation: Research to Guide the Industry in Women’s Participation & Satisfaction
Women’s Involvement in Golf, 2008, Smart Connection Company

Facility Operations

Club Attrition & Retention Report, 2009, Golf Queensland
Club Attrition & Retention Report, 2010, NSW Golf Association
Club Benchmark Report, 2009, Golf Australia
Issues & Challenges for Golf Clubs in Victoria, 2005, Victorian Golf Association

Economic

Community Impact of Golf in Victoria, 2021, Golf Australia
Community Impact of Golf in NSW, 2021, Golf NSW
Community Impact of Golf in the ACT, 2021, Golf NSW
Golf Community Impact Study, 2017, Australian Golf Industry Council
Community Impact Study of Golf in NSW, 2017, Golf NSW
The Community Impact of Golf in Victoria, 2016, Golf Victoria
Global Value of Increased Female Participation in Golf, 2016, Syngenta
The Value of Golf Tourism to Australia, 2014, Australian Golf Industry Council
The Economic Value of the Golf Industry, 2010, Australian Golf Industry Council

Environment

Golf: Benefits to the Environment, 2020, Australian Golf Industry Council

The new value of golf's green spaces, 2020, Syngenta

Golf Retail

The Golf Retail Industry in Australia, 2004, Ernst & Young

Golf Consumer

Golf Consumer Attitudes & Travel Insights, 2013, Sports & Leisure Research Group
Canadian Golf Consumer Behaviour Study, 2012, National Allied Golf Associations
Golf Consumer Study, 2005, Australian Golf Union

Health

International Consensus Statement on Golf and Health, 2018, Murray AD, et al. Br J Sports Med
Golf: a game of life and death – reduced mortality in Swedish golf players, 2008, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports

Other

Golf’s 2020 Vision: The HSBC Report, 2012, The Futures Company

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