Australia’s golf round numbers remain solid

Golf rounds numbers experienced stable growth in May 2013, 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 – following Adam Scott’s memorable Masters victory – with mild growth of 2.3% on May 2012 results.

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

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.

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.