September 2022 U.S. golf rounds played were down 1.7 percent vs. September 2021 according to the monthly report from Golf Datatech. This follows the August 2022 reading which was up 3.9 percent and July 2022 reading that was up 2.5 percent.
We are now past the belly of the rounds played months, so after September we would expect the volatility of the rounds played readings to increase. Year-to-date through September, rounds played declined 2.5 percent compared to the January-September period in 2021. Looking at Exhibit 1, the September 2022 reading was up against an 8-percent decline in September 2021. When we walk through the calculation, we find that September 2022 YTD is still tracking almost 16 percent ahead of YTD September 2019.
U.S. Monthly Golf Rounds Played Monthly Comps: 2021-September 2022
Source: Golf Datatech, National Golf Foundation, Compass Point Research
Regional results were skewed to the downside with five out of eight regions down Year over Year. The strongest regional contribution came f...
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