GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Golf Handicap Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"The average U.S. golfer has a handicap of 15.3 for men and 28.9 for women."

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"Roughly 77% of golfers who have official handicaps are men."

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"In 2012, the average golfer had a handicap of 14.3, which was the lowest it's been since the USGA started keeping records in 1991."

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"Texas has the lowest average golf handicap index of 13.5."

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"Arkansas has the highest average golf handicap index of 16.4."

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"Only 1 in 6 golfers in the U.S. have a handicap under 10."

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"The average 3-handicap hits their driver 250.93 yards."

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"Approximately 62% of senior golfers maintain a handicap between 10-20."

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"41% of golfers who have an official handicap play to it less than 25% of the time."

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"Roughly 58% say their average score is close to their handicap."

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"21% of golfers who maintain a handicap index are single digit handicappers."

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"0.92% of golfers who maintain a handicap index are scratch or better."

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"Male golfers with a handicap index of 5 or less make up 5% of all golfers."

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"2% of female golfers who maintain a handicap index are single digit handicappers."

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"Approximately 56% of male golfers have a handicap index between 10 and 19."

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"Over 42% of golfers who update their handicaps do so at least 10 times per year."

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"The average golfer posts 24 rounds per year to establish a handicap."

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"The average handicap for female golfers is 27.5."

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"About 1% of male golfers have a handicap of zero or less."

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"A male golfer is most likely to have a handicap of 5.4 when they are 40–49 years old."

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