Date: June 25, 2013
Author: AGIC

Golf rounds numbers stable in May

rounds numbers experienced stable growth in May according to new rounds data released by the Australian Golf Industry Council.

The month of May delivered only 12,000 fewer rounds than the record figures in April with mild growth of 2.3% on May 2012 results.

All states except Queensland and Western Australia recorded growth for the month.

For the 11 months to date in the current financial year, total rounds numbers are up 5.4%. The strongest state/territory growth has been in the Northern Territory – up 12.4% for the financial year to date.

South Australian rounds numbers increased 5.4% on May 2012 results while Victorian figures increased 4.5% on the same period.

The majority of the growth for the year has been experienced in the metropolitan regions, up 6.2% for the year against 4.9% in the regional areas.

Golf Australia CEO and AGIC Chairman Stephen Pitt said the data showed competition rounds continued to demonstrate stable growth.

“After our record month in April, growth in May has continued at a steady level as we move into the peak of winter across Australia,” Pitt said.

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.