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Number of rounds played in U.S. rises in January

Play jumps 11.1 percent compared with the same month in 2019, extending a positive trend in the game, according to Golf Datatech’s research

11.1: Percentage increase in U.S. rounds played in January compared with the same month in 2019, Golf Datatech reported in its monthly National Golf Rounds Played Report. The increase, largely attributed to mild weather on both coasts and throughout much of the sunbelt, followed a strong December that pushed the year into positive territory for the first time since 2016, Golf Datatech reported last month. Play in January rose sharply in the Mid-Atlantic region (New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania), by 71 percent, from the same month last year, and rounds jumped 57 percent in New England. Only the mid-section of the country, where precipitation was up, recorded a decline in January.

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