Golf is back! Maybe. Fingers crossed.
It’s been beat into our head that golf is making a comeback, and it has...kind of. The pandemic created the perfect storm (not ideally perfect):
- People couldn’t travel
- Some people lost their job (more time on their hands)
- People wanted to be outside
- Social distancing was/is required
Enter golf, with it’s big breazy wide open spaces n’stuff.
There were some big year-over-year numbers that came out:
- 24.8 million people played golf in 2020
- May - 6.2% increase
- June - 13.9%
- July - 19.7%
- August - 20.6%
That’s a lot of green fees but those aren’t the big numbers. The big number comes from beginner golfers at 3 million, a new record in the US. These new golfers need clubs, bags, gloves, balls, ball retrievers. Cha-ching!
Will these newly purchased clubs collect dust in a garage once the pandemic subsides.
If these golfers are anything like us, they’ve been bitten by the bug, and subsequently, a nasty 40 yard slice. If memory serves right, they’ll have night terrors for two weeks while they obsessively try to cure it.