This statistic depicts the number of golfers in the United States from 2006 to 2018. Golf had around 24.2 million participants (aged six and over) in 2018. Golf participation in the United States from 2006 to 2018. (in millions) * Unlimited access requires a premium account.
Golf is the most popular sport in the United States among men and women combined. In 2018, there were about 5 million more women than men playing golf. The majority of players are aged 55 or older. The most common age group for players is 45-54 years old.
Golf is played worldwide by individuals and groups for fun or money. The game is played on specially designed golf courses with specific rules that define how the balls should be played. There are four main types of holes on a golf course: par 3, par 4, par 5, and downhill/slope. The longer and harder they are rated, the better for players' scores. Holes usually range between 150 and 250 yards in length. The average player has around 200 good shots per round. That's why it's important not to rush your shots and avoid making bad decisions when playing golf.
Golf is played as either an individual or a team sport. In individual play, each player takes their own shot without any help from their partner.
In 2019, there were roughly 24.3 million golfers in the United States. Americans aged 30–49 are the most likely age group to play golf, with roughly 12% saying they do in a Statista study. Women are more likely than men to play golf.
The majority of American golfers live on the east coast, with New England being the most popular region. Florida and California also have large populations of golfers.
Almost half of all golfers in America live in just four states: Texas, Florida, California, and Arizona. These states account for more than 70 percent of all golf played in the country.
Golf is widely played among adults in the United States. One in five people who play golf say they play at least once a week. However, less than 1% of U.S. citizens claim to be professional golfers.
Golf is played as often by women as by men- approximately equal numbers of men and women play golf. However, unlike men, most female golfers do not play at a professional level but instead focus on having fun while exercising their mind as well as their bodies when playing golf.
The most common reason given for playing golf is because it's one of the only opportunities many people get to meet up with others from their community.
25 million individuals The figures According to the National Golf Foundation, almost 25 million individuals in the United States will play golf on a golf course in 2020. That equates to almost 8% of the overall population of the United States, which is a sizable proportion by any standard.
The number of golfers has been increasing steadily for several decades, and this trend appears likely to continue. One reason for this is that more people are learning to play golf. Education programs are available at local clubs for people of all ages who want to learn how to play. There are also many video games with golf content so that even non-golfers can have some fun practicing their swing.
Another factor behind the growth in golfing activity is the growing popularity of the sport itself. More people are playing golf because it is easy to learn and enjoyable, which makes it more attractive than other sports such as football or baseball. In addition, there are many opportunities to improve your game by taking lessons from a professional coach or by visiting courses with better facilities than yours so that you can learn what changes need to be made.
Last but not least, greater awareness of health benefits associated with playing golf can also help attract new players. Some studies have shown that golf can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia, and cancer. This means that golf is actually good for you!
Part of the decline in overall players can be attributable to a shortage of new, younger golfers aged 18–35. According to the National Golf Foundation, 465.5 million rounds of golf were played in the United States in 2013. This is a decrease from the 518.4 million rounds played in 2000.
The most popular form of golf in the United States is nine holes called "holes" or "rounds." Holes usually range in length from 180 to 290 yards (165-260 m). A player should take about 45 minutes per hole.
Golf is played as either an individual game or by teams. An individual plays one round with another person acting as his or her caddie. In four-person teams, each member plays one round with his or her partner. In five-person teams, two members play together and three others compete against each other.
Golf has become very popular among adults in the United States. The number of adult golfers has increased by more than 30% since 2000. Women now make up approximately 17% of all golfers.
The most common reason for not playing golf is because there is no one available to play with. Other reasons include it being too expensive, not having enough time, and not liking the weather.
Non-golfing young people have a high level of curiosity in taking up the game, with more than 5.3 million indicating they are "extremely interested." In 2018, the number of persons who played golf on a course remained relatively consistent in contrast to previous years, varying between 2.5 million and 3 million.
Country Rank Number of Registered Golf Courses in 201 1 England 1,923 2 Germany 727 3 France 599 4 Scotland 597
In 2018, a record-tying 2.6 million golfers played for the first time, matching the all-time high achieved in 2017, the fourth straight year that number grew. These new players are more varied and younger than the total golf population, with 31% being women and 26% being non-Caucasian.
The number of people who have ever played golf is estimated to be around 30 million, with about 5 million playing on America's courses at any one time. About 2% of Americans call themselves "golfers", which means there are roughly 100,000 regular players.
Golf is much less popular in Europe, with only 15 million people playing. Asia too has relatively few golfers - about 7 million - with most countries having less than 1 million players.
Almost without exception, every country in the world has clubs or organizations dedicated to promoting golf. These groups work with government agencies, local businesses, and even individuals to promote golf as a sport and identify future players.
Clubs range from small associations with just a few members to large corporations that employ many people. They may have their own courses or use public ones. Some clubs collect money to help finance golf facilities or educational programs while others receive government assistance for their courses. All clubs award handicaps based on how well players can hit balls under various conditions; these ratings determine how many holes each player takes.