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NGF Executive Membership

Executive Membership

Executive membership is for those leading golf-related businesses who support the work of the NGF at the highest level and, in return, receive maximum access to NGF's industry resources. The majority of golf's most significant brands, executives, owners and course operators rely upon their NGF Executive membership to ensure that they are the golf market knowledge leaders. Executive Membership provides independent and objective market intelligence and support Business Executive members' internal staff with highest priority, "on-call" service.

Current Executive Members

NGF Executive Member Benefits

NGF is Your Golf Market Research Department, Without the Overhead

Make NGF your internal research department. As a Executive member, you have access to all of NGF's statistical databases and primary member research. We are happy to conduct custom analyses using these files, providing you with information that does not appear in our published reports. For example, you might want a demographic profile of female golfers between the ages of 35 and 54. Other examples: changes in golf participation by decade, names of owners of off-course golf specialty stores in the Midwest, growth in private golf clubs for the past 100 years. Whatever your need, if it is in our files, we will deliver it to you.

Golf Facility Database and other Supply-Side Metrics

NGF's database of the nation's 16,000 golf facilities is the gold standard in the industry, licensed by leading associations and businesses in the game (PGA of America, USGA, GCSAA,, NavTeq and many more). NGF Executive Members have access to this database, as well as best-in-class data on golf retail stores, practice facilities and golf-related businesses. Information on openings, closures, conversions, transactions and other trends are provided to the Executive class of membership.

Executive-only State-of-Industry Updates

Twice annually, you will receive a report on the trailing and leading indicators of the golf industry directly from NGF president & CEO Joe Beditz. This is an exclusive NGF Executive Member benefit. Keep on top of key industry metrics, including: golf equipment sales, rounds played, golf consumer confidence, golf retailer confidence, golf participation, golf course openings and closings, golf course operations, and more.

Presentation Support

When making important presentations to your board, your employees, customers or industry groups, NGF will help you make your presentations more effective. Whether you just need to add supporting statistics for your existing presentation, or even if you’re starting from scratch - call us. Strengthen your presentations with reliable golf data, trends and insights that only NGF can provide.

NGF Speakers Bureau

At your request, NGF senior staff will personally deliver a live presentation tailored to your needs. Add substance or context to your annual meeting, strategic planning retreat or other event with an NGF presentation of the latest golf industry trends, direct from the golf business's most trusted source.

Golf Business Symposium

Each year, NGF presents the Golf Business Symposium, an intimate educational conclave reserved for the directors and officers of golf's leading companies. Executive members receive one complimentary admission to the symposium (non-Executive admission fee is $895). Of course, other members of your senior management team are also invited to attend.

Other Benefits

You will also receive the standard NGF business member benefits, including all published reports and the member-only, password-protected research archive at Reports cover Golf's Pyramid of Influence, trends in the behavior of Core golfers, travel trends, participation and course supply information, NGF Dashboard monthly e-magazine, rounds reports, golf course and golf business database searches, use of the NGF member logo, and more.

Special Data Subscriptions, Free Only for Executives

This highest membership level even provides free access to the Golf Facility Construction Report, Operating & Financial Performance Reports and Facility Transaction Report, all of which carry a la carte pricing, even for other members.

Also afforded to every business member is a free company profile on this NGF-powered site featuring solutions and best practices for golf course operators. These profiles help promote member companies to thousands of golf course owners, operators and buyers.

NGF Executive Member Contacts:

Greg Nathan, Senior Vice President, Membership
Direct office line: 561-354-1622

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