Our annual Trends breakfast at the PGA Merchandise Show was presented virtually on Thursday, January 28th and included brand new golfer and U.S. consumer research conducted as part of our ongoing Back to Normal Barometer, as well as with the ASGCA. This year we dive deeply into the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, the sustainability of golf’s participation surge and hone in on key trends that will impact the golf industry in 2021 across equipment, facility operations, travel and the golfer’s mindset. Results were derived from surveys and in depth interviews with active golfers and facility operators as well as numerous additional golfer research conducted by SLRG over the past twelve months. Click the link below for the presentation slides. More in depth results are also available on a custom basis. Please contact us for details.
Watch the presentation below (presentation begins at 0:20):
Our fourth annual trends study conducted in partnership with the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) reveals trends in golf facility development as well as the attitudes, business trends and perceptions of superintendents, facility operators and architects.
SLRG President Jon Last presented the latest research on what today’s golfers are looking for in their clubhouse, as well as the implications that the COVID pandemic has had on the evolution of these need states.
When Will Sports Travel Get Back to Normal?: Findings and insights from SLRG’s Back to Normal Barometer have pulsed consumer perceptions, attitudes, behaviors and expectations, twice monthly since the start of the pandemic. Virtual conference attendees gained perspective on the implications for sports related travel and the category in general.
With over 25 years of management experience, Jon Last is founder and President of Sports and Leisure Research Group, a White Plains, NY based full service marketing research consultancy that supports leading brands in sports marketing, travel, media and leisure categories as well as a host of golf, travel and consumer product company clients. Jon’s […]