Right now, golf retailers are slap bang in the middle of the season. It’s one of the busiest times of year for pro shops, and all too easy to lose track of how the market, and your business, is performing. The April retail statistics were recently released, so let’s stand back to look at the picture so far, .
2019: the story so far
By all accounts, it’s been a good start for both golf retail, and golf, in general. Both Winter and Spring were very kind, (no snow), allowing lots of play in relatively warm, and dry, conditions.
People out on the course have been spending money, while Tour Professionals have been generating a good deal of media interest. Tiger Woods winning his first Major in 11 years was, perhaps, one of the greatest comeback stories ever. Everyone seemed to be talking about it: even my football-obsessed builder!
Rory McIlroy returned to his winning-ways: taking the unofficial 5th Major at the Players Championship. While Brooks Koepka retained his PGA Championship title, in dominant style, with an imperious win. All great stories from interesting players, capturing a lot of screen time and news updates.