Last week’s GNN Poll illustrated that personal compensation within the Canadian golf industry has hovered around flat over the past five years, leaning to steady improvement over the past five years for most people.
As we’ve mentioned in so many blogs, the prevailing outlook going into the 2013 season is positive among many in the industry. The latest to voice such an opinion is our British Columbia blogger Kyle German. You can read what he has to say here.
As Kyle points out in his blog, there is concern among consumers and even those in the industry about some of the economic debates going on in the United States, which could have an effect on Canada, so the optimism surrounding golf is somewhat guarded.
We also can’t be sure of what kind of weather we’ll get from region to region across Canada, which is an ongoing concern in golf, but one that can have such a big impact on business.
So there are some factors that have the potential to be dampers on the enthusiasm many of us having in the early going of 2013, but it’s too early to tell. Let’s not forget the possibility of rising interest rates and decreasing house values, which could affect our mindsets.
With increased business, however, comes the reasonable expectation of improved compensation. Now that you’ve let us know how your compensation has gone over the past five years …
How would you rate your compensation from the golf industry over the past five years?
- Flat (38%)
- Steady improvement (32%)
- Decreased (15%)
- Significantly down (13%)
- Significant gains (2%)
… we’ve got a Part B to that poll this week.
How would you describe your expected personal compensation for 2013, compared to last year?
- Slightly up (48%)
- Flat (28%)
- Significantly up (12%)
- Slightly down (12%)
- Significantly down (0%)
As always, we look forward to hearing any opinion you might have on this topic in the Comments section below.