The more people we get playing golf, the better for the future of the game and the industry.
Identified by the NGCOA Canada Board of Directors as a key area upon which to focus our energy; growing the game falls directly in line with the mandate of the NGCOA Canada – to help operators realize more profitable facilities – and is the key purpose of the events and initiatives coordinated by the association’s Grow the Game department.
In 2001 with the creation of Take A Kid To The Course, this arm of the NGCOA Canada is working to market golf to all demographics and striving to create more opportunities, both within NGCOA Canada initiatives and in cooperation with the National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA), for everyone in Canada to play this great game.
2012 Program Statistics
• 650 NGCOA Canada Member Course Participants
• Golfer participation up 36% over 2011
• 34,250 kids played at member courses with 34,250 paying adults
In 2010, Get Golf Ready, a nationally branded adult player development program was launched by the NGCOA Canada and the PGA of Canada with two main goals:
|• $907 average spend per student in first year|
► $55: range fees
► $355: Green Fees
► $110: Lessons
► $250: Equipment
► $137: Apparel
|• Participant Age||• Gender Split|
► 28% between the ages of 26-40
► 28% between the ages of 41-55
► 41% are age 56 or older
► 78% female
► 22% male
The NGCOA Canada is a proud supporter of the National Golf in Schools presented by Callaway and CN Future Links Programs. We encourage our members to get behind both of these initiatives to help grow the game of golf in Canada.
Click here to access the CN Future Links website
Click here to access the National Golf In Schools presented by Callaway website
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