NGF’s GOLF 100 is the Inaugural List of the Top Golf Businesses
Jupiter, FL – January 16, 2018 – The National Golf Foundation (NGF), the only trade organiza-tion that works with every sector within the golf industry, today released its inaugural list of the Top 100 Businesses in Golf.
This biennial list recognizes the successful companies, organizations and associations that are of fundamental importance to both consumers and facilities involved in the game of golf. With eight different industry segments represented, the U.S.-centric NGF GOLF 100 offers comprehensive insight across all sectors including apparel and equipment companies, turf equipment and supply companies, course builders and management companies, as well as industry associations, me-dia, retail and technology.
“The NGF GOLF 100 is intended to highlight the depth and vitality within the sport,” said Joe Beditz, President and CEO of NGF. “The diverse list of companies and organizations contains not only the well-known brands that golfers see on TV, but celebrates a host of other innovators and influencers throughout various business segments that contribute to golf’s almost $70 billion impact on the economy.”
Eight distinct weighted criteria were taken into consideration when assessing individual compa-nies and organizations for the NGF GOLF 100. Financial success was a key component based on an evaluation of annual revenue, overall growth rate and trajectory. Additionally, companies were assessed on their influence throughout the golf industry, their innovations, their prominence and leadership both within the sport and their category, and their contribution to the growth and vitality of the game.
The NGF GOLF 100 is not a ranking, instead grouping selected companies and organizations by sector. Created to give an overview of golf’s commercial breadth in the U.S., the list recognizes the broad array of businesses important to the game.
“We’re honored to receive this award from the NGF and feel this is the result of our passionate people all working towards a common goal, enhancing the enjoyment of the game for golfers,” Said David Schnider, President, Fujikura Composites America. “We’ve been making high-performance golf shafts here in the states since 1995 and have always kept our customers and the end consumer (golfer) in mind with each new product we develop. We will strive to be rec-ognized on the NGF GOLF 100 each year moving forward.
The NGF GOLF 100 evolved from the NGF’s expertise in research that includes market intelli-gence in the areas of golf participation, consumer behavior, course operations, facility develop-ment, travel, retail and consumer confidence. In addition, the NGF has its finger on the pulse of the golf industry through its consulting practice and continuous examination of golf supply, de-mand and trends that impact the golf businesses.
“As an organization that works closely with companies throughout the golf business, we have a unique perspective on category leadership and innovation,” said NGF Chief Business Officer Greg Nathan. “Consulting and driving business success is part of our DNA. This is our way to recognize those who enhance golf courses and the experience for golfers.”
The NGF GOLF 100 is available today at The Q (www.thengfq.com), the organization’s new communications platform focused on the business of golf.
The National Golf Foundation in 2019 plans to release an International list of the top businesses in golf that are based or do a majority of their business outside the U.S.
About the National Golf Foundation
The National Golf Foundation, founded 1936, is driven by its mission to foster the growth and vitality of the game and business of golf. The NGF holds a unique position as the most trusted and preeminent provider of market research, marketing databases, business insights and pro-grams that support every segment of the industry. For more information, please visit www.ngf.org.
About Fujikura Composites: Fujikura Composites designs and produces the world’s best performance golf shafts. Based in Japan, Fujikura maintains a research & development facility and US headquarters in Vista, California to provide ongoing professional tour support and assistance to its network of over 600 worldwide Charter Dealers.
Eric Recher, Fujikura Composites America, Director of Marketing
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