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Golf Player Demographic Statistics

Golfer Statistics Data
A golfer is defined as anyone having played an 18-hole round in the last 12-months
Total number of golfers in the U.S. 29,000,000
Percent of the U.S. population who play golf 9.6 %
Percent of golfers who are male 77.5 %
Percent of golfers who are female 22.5 %
Percent of golfers who are married 68 %
Percent of golfer who attended or graduated college 67 %
Percent who are employed in a white collar occupation 50 %
Percent who use the internet on a regular basis 90 %
Age Breakdown Percent
Under 30 5 %
30-39 12 %
40-49 22 %
50-59 24 %
60-69 18 %
70+ 19 %
Household Income / Economics  
Average household income of a golfer $95,000
Percent of golfers who have a net worth over $100,000 79 %
Percent who own securities 83 %
Percent who have life insurance 86 %
Percent who own a credit or debit card 98 %
Percent who own a home 68 %
Golfer Purchasing Plans  
Percent who plan to purchase within 12 months
Golf equipment 53 %
Automobile 47 %
Financial Planning 40 %
Computer hardware 46 %
Furniture / Home furnishings 33 %
Office equipment 48 %
Vehicle Spending  
Spent $30,000+ on last vehicle 56 %
Spent $40,000+ on last vehicle 28 %
Percent who own or lease 3+ vehicles 32 %
Dining Out  
Percent who dine out once a week or more 73 %
Percent who spend $3,000 or more annually dining out 32 %
Statistic & Data References
Sources: National Golf Foundation, US Census Department
Date research was conducted: December 1st, 2015