The overall participation rate for Europe has remained stable since 2015. In fact, when taking a closer look at Europe’s golf markets, 54.5% of local golf associations indicated that the level of participation in their country in 2018 had either stabilized or increased. The remaining 45.5% of European markets experienced some decline, including prominent markets such as England, Scotland and the Scandinavian countries.
The research shows that the number of registered golfers decreased slightly, by 0.6% (-24,396), while the number of affiliated golf courses in Europe remained stable (-3).
Based on our survey, the gender distribution of registered golfers in Europe is constant, 68% of them are male, 25% female and 7% are junior.
As with previous reports, we have analyzed the relevant data compiled directly from the respective golf associations across 46 countries on the continent.
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This year we have complemented the launch of our report with the creation of a new interactive platform powered by Microsoft Power BI, which allows interested parties to analyze the current and historical results of our participation study in an interactive and dynamic fashion.