According to study that was commissioned by the Professional Golfers’ Association, more than 16 million people in the United Kingdom and Ireland participated in some kind of golf during the course of the previous year.
This translates to approximately thirty percent of people using driving ranges, pitch-and-putt facilities, adventure golf, simulators, or actually playing golf at a course.
Through various forms of media, an additional 6.1 million individuals participate in golf.
“This has been an enlightening exercise for us,” said Robert Maxfield, the boss of the PGA.
“It has reaffirmed our view that golf has changed fundamentally, and that there is enormous potential for the golf industry to be more inclusive of different forms of the game and the people who play them.
“The report gives us detailed insight and is a ground-breaking look into just how far the game has come, and how big the opportunity is to tap into a huge population of people who are already engaged in golf but who we haven’t had sight of in the past.” “The report gives us detailed insight and is a ground-breaking look into just how far the game has come.”
“It provides the industry with the opportunity to diversify the fan base and user base of the sport, and that is an extremely exciting prospect.”
There are currently 22.4 million individuals who participate in golf, with 4.9 million people playing traditional golf on courses and 11.4 million people experiencing the sport outside of courses.
The research, which was carried out by Ipsos, is a component of a project called “Golf for All,” the purpose of which is to gain a deeper comprehension of the environment of the sport in the UK.