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  • Type: Document
  • Date: 07/23/2013

Golf participation in Europe 2013

Following 20 years of stable growth, Europe’s golf market experienced its first downturn in golf participation in 2011. The decrease in the number of registered golfers can be partially attributed to the economic crisis but also to the change in golfing patterns. In some countries, where players don’t need to be registered to play, many club members changed to casual players.

Golf participation in Europe 2013

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Europe’s golf market has reached a challenging stage with the development of the game slowing down or being entirely stagnant in several regions. After two consecutive years of decline, a slight increase was recorded in the number of registered players in Europe in 2013. Which countries have contributed to this growth and how? This snapshot report provides an insight into recent trends across Europe.

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