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Golf Emerges From Polar Vortex to See Green Sprouts of Recovery

  • Rounds played rise 2.2 percent in first 6 months of 2015
  • Industry has lost five million golfers in past decade

Golf is back, maybe.

Rounds played by golfers in the U.S. during the first six months of the year rose 2.2 percent per facility to 10,888 from 10,651 over the same period in 2014. The industry has been in decline, losing about 5 million golfers in the past decade.