Date: May 14, 2013
Author: AGIC

Golf round numbers remain steady in April

Golf round numbers remained steady in April in new data released by the Australian Golf Industry Council. April delivered the highest number of competition rounds played in any month over the entire financial year to date while rounds growth over the April 2012 period was just less than 1%. At a state level Victoria generated the strongest rise in round numbers on April 2012 figures with a 3.2% increase to 325,007 competition rounds. For the ten months to date in the current financial year, total rounds across Australia are up 5.8% on 2011/12 figures. The Northern Territory recorded the biggest individual state increase in the year to date – up 11.7% in rounds played on 2011/12. Gender trends remained consistent with previous months. Golf Australia CEO and AGIC Chairman Stephen Pitt said the data showed competition rounds continued to trend positively. April proved to be a positive month with the largest number of competition rounds recorded for a month in the year to date, Pitt said. This regular macro data allows golf facility managers to measure their performance against the state and national market trends which helps to put their own facility results into perspective.” The Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC) was established in late 2006 to provide a forum to help unite the industry on agreed industry wide initiatives. Membership includes: Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association, Australian Ladies Professional Golf, Australian Sporting Goods Association, Golf Australia, Golf Management Australia, PGA of Australia and the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects. For more information on the AGIC visit