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The NGCOA partners and participates with industry experts and other organizations to provide members with timely, business-critical reports, studies and other research content.

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2022 golf business pulse report

NEW 2022 Golf Business Pulse Report

Emerging trends, issues and insights into your golf operations

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compensation and benefits study

Golf Industry Compensation & Benefits

Learn how your comp & ben package compares with others in the industry 

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Golf Business LIVE: June 2022 — Jay Karen (NGCOA CEO) and Don Rea, PGA (Secretary, PGA of America) welcome special guest Jon Last, President of Sports & Leisure Research Group! SLRG’s critically acclaimed “Back to Normal Barometer” research has been tracking customer tendencies and attitudes since 2020. What are the current readings and how will they impact your future tee sheets? PLUS, we’ll take a sneak peek at NGCOA’s “2022 Golf Business Pulse Report” sponsored by the USGA and react to eye-opening data SLRG aggregated over the past year.




Golf Business LIVE: March 2022 — Jay Karen (NGCOA CEO) and Don Rea, PGA (Owner, Augusta Ranch GC + Secretary, PGA of America) dive into data with Jim Koppenhaver of Pellucid golf. What were the positive changes in customer behavior to learn from during the pandemic? With 2.9 people picking up the game of golf for the first time, what changes do golf course owners need to make to keep these new golfers coming back?