Keeping Score

U.S. rounds played jumps 9.8 percent in November, report finds

Nation is on track for first year-over-year increase since 2016, according to Golf Datatech’s National Golf Rounds Played Report

9.8: Percentage increase in rounds played in November in the U.S. compared with the same month a year earlier, according to the National Golf Rounds Played Report compiled by Golf Datatech. The increase was attributed in part to milder weather across much of the nation. The November bump pushes the total rounds played for the first 11 months of 2019 to a 1.3-percent increase compared with the same period in 2018. If the pattern holds through December (statistics for the final month of 2019 are not expected to be available until late January), 2019 would be the first year since a modest 0.6-percent uptick in 2016 that rounds played increased in the U.S., according to Golf Datatech’s research.

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