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SBD Global/November 7, 2012/Events and Attractions

New Research Shows Golf Gaining Popularity in Australia, Germany

A new report shows a 3.5% growth in competitive golf in Australia ahead of the approaching summer months, which could deliver further momentum. According to the 2012 Australian Golf Industry Council Competition Rounds Report, more than 12 million rounds of golf have been played since the same time last year. The report also noted golf has grown by 5% each of the past three summer periods (AGIC).

GERMANS ALSO GOLFING: reported that new research has found that golfers from Germany and Scandinavia are "the most likely to have taken an int'l golf holiday" in the past 12 months. The survey, commissioned by Reed Travel Exhibitions, found that more than 85% of regular golfers in Scandinavia and Germany had taken a "non-domestic golf break" over the past year, compared to 79% of regular golfers in the U.K. and Ireland, and 70% in France. The findings also indicate German golfers "tend to stay the longest," averaging 7.5 days for golf breaks, compared to 7.2 for French golfers, 5.8 for Scandinavians and 5.7 for British and Irish golfers (, 11/6).
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