Golf is not what you thought it was. So says a newly commissioned PGA report that includes some pretty surprising stats about our sport. The From the Clubhouse team are here to dissect every number
What is a golfer? Is it just a golf club member? Or can someone who has only ever struck a shot on an Adventure Golf course call themselves a player?
Golf for All, a huge research project commissioned by the PGA and carried out by IPSOS, claims that “golf is not what you thought it was”.
It reveals that 22.4 million people (some 40 per cent of adults in the UK and Ireland) are interested in the game, with 16.3 million playing any golf and 4.9 million playing on-course.
With Adventure Golf the most popular form of the game, and enjoyed by 12.6 million people, Tom Irwin and Steve Carroll dive into some of the report’s major findings, consider what makes a golfer, and ask how to bridge the gap between off course and on course golf activity.
Elsewhere, Tom’s been on a visit to ‘that there London’ and watched the pro-am at the BMW PGA Championship, He discusses with Steve Carroll the merit of golf celebrity watching. Hint: Steve is not a fan.
And after Steve dug once more into the history archives and revealed how hitting into another group was viewed by our golfing ancestors, Tom reveals two of the most incredible etiquette breaches.
They are stories you won’t want to miss.
The From the Clubhouse podcast is produced in association with TaylorMade Golf.
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