Last Update :11/9/2020

Oct Weather unusually flat, September Utilization continues to impress!

Golf Weather Impact:

October GPH unusually flat, September Utilization

posts 4th double-digit gain!

October weather registered flat, an unusual occurrence for a "shoulder season" month which tend to be more volatile, as Golf Playable Hours (GPH) were up 1% compared to the same month Year-Ago (YA). That result replicated the previous Year-to-Date (YtD) value meaning that we finished October at +1% YtD.  Subscribers to either the Pellucid Publications Membership or the Geographic Weather Impact report get the 45 regional breakdowns, the 61 markets figures, the day-of-week weather impact and the Year-End National GPH forecast figure as well as our full commentary on the results every month. 


Played Rounds for September published by Golf Datatech posted a 4th consecutive month of double-digit gains (and accelerating monthly, wow!) proving that golf continues to benefit from the "COVID dividend/bounce" and, as long as other alternatives remain banned, it's the gift that keeps on giving for golf. September rounds were +26% and that edges out August for "best month" honors and makes it three consecutive months of 20%+ growth in "comps". That produced a 15 point Utilization gain for the month.


To read the extended facts on the October weather/September Utilization results as well as Jim Koppenhaver's commentary on the underlying trends, click here and click on this month's article under the Featured Items section. 

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