Get Golf Ready had nearly 100K participants last year
Through the golf program Get Golf Ready, 98,919 people – a record – were introduced to golf last year. That brings the six-year total to nearly 360,000. The PGA of America says that since the initiative was created in 2009, it has also raised $658 million in revenue for the golf industry. "The comfortable group atmosphere of Get Golf Ready is something that really appeals to the new golfer," Derek Sprague, president of the PGA of America, says in the article. "(It) takes the intimidation out of golf and makes learning the game affordable for the beginner, in turn developing new customers for the facility."