Golf Market Upbeat Going Into 2017
Despite the retail bankruptcies that shook the golf market in 2016, the mood was decidedly positive at the 2017 PGA Show in Orlando, as exhibitors reported solid traffic and the feeling is that golf’s recovery is on track, if moving more slowly that some would like. Participation trends continued to inch higher, up 1% through Nov. vs. last year according to Golf Datatech, no doubt helped by the emergence of charismatic millennial PGA stars. And Tiger Woods’ just-announced club deal with TaylorMade renews hope that the driving force of last decade’s golf boom may not be done yet. The Golfsmith ... Log in to view full article.