Golf Magazine

Uk Golf Participation Figures

By Golfrefugees

Golf’s steady decline. Here are the latest participation figures for golf in the UK.
Play once a week aged 16 years and over.
889,100 in 2005/06 710,400 in 2013/14
These figures represent a reduction in the number of golfers aged 16 + playing once a week of 178,700 (20%) in eight years.
Play once a week aged between 16–25.
67,800 in 2005/06 43,700 in 2013/14
A reduction of 24,100 (35.5%) in eight years.
What can the army of blazers at the R&A do to help prevent golf’s dwindling participation figures?
Will the same ideas and personnel prevail, or does golf require some new people with new ideas?
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