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Number of rounds played in U.S. soars in July

Compared with the same month in 2019, July rounds increase 19.7 percent, resulting in a 3-percent gain for the year, Golf Datatech reports in its monthly survey

19.7: Percentage increase in rounds played in the U.S. in July compared with the same month last year, according to Golf Datatech’s National Golf Rounds Played Report that was released Thursday. The monthly increase continues a trend in 2020 during which U.S. rounds have increased 3 percent compared with the first seven months of 2019. The jump in July was marked by double-digit gains in every region of the nation, regardless of the effects of weather. Much of the spike was driven by increased play at private clubs, which registered a 25-percent spike. Play at public-access courses was up 18.4 percent. For the year, play at private courses is up 11.2 percent compared with a 0.9-percent increase at public-access facilities.

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