The staggering numbers behind golf’s pandemic boom

Surveys carried out by Great Britain and Ireland's leading governing bodies - and led by the R&A - have shown the impact Covid had on our game...

We all know golf's pandemic surge meant our courses were busier – now the huge scale of it has been revealed by the R&A. A staggering 2.3 million extra golfers got on course in Great Britain & Ireland last year, with the average age of participants decreasing by five years. More women are playing golf and the sport played a huge role in helping people through the impact of lockdown and Covid-19. The research was led by the governing body, together with England Golf, Golf Ireland, Scottish Golf and Wales Golf, and two reports were produced by Sports Marketing Surveys....
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