You may have read a story on GNN, via Golfweek, recently about a KPMG report that paints a gloomy picture about rounds played and revenues at golf operations in the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East.
If you missed it, you can read that story here.
While those numbers are disturbing, they at least offer some kind of insight into what’s happening in the golf industry in another part of the world. In Canada, it’s guesswork most of the time due to the lack of any substantial and up-to-date numbers.
The last numbers I saw on a nationwide basis were collected before the economic downturn set in, so where we are now is lost. There may be some individual successes out there or operations that are at least holding their own, but it wouldn’t be overly negative to say that there are legitimate concerns across the country.
All we have to determine how good or bad it might be is gut instinct, so let’s go with that. Take a look at some of the findings in the Golfweek story and offer your thoughts about how Canada stacks up to Europe through this week’s GNN Poll below and on the home page.
You may also want to expand on those thoughts. Is it about time for Canada to start collecting data on a regular basis? Would you submit confidential numbers from your business in such an effort, such as one being organized by the National Golf Course Owners Association/Canadian PGA? You can read about that here.
Take a look at the report on rounds and revenues in Europe and tell us how you think Canada is doing by comparison.
- About the same (68%)
- Better (26%)
- Much better (5%)
- Worse (0%)
So start by casting your vote on the GNN Poll, then feel free to voice your concerns on this important topic in the Comment section below.