Female golf participation has exploded in the U.S. during the past
seven years, according to the National Golf Foundation. Currently there are
about 11.5 million women and girls who play golf compared to about 8 million in
That’s an increase of 43%!
Golfers in the U.S. continue to be predominantly male, however,
that is changing. With this latest surge of women playing the game, the ratio
of male-to-female participants is 69:31.
That’s much more balanced than in years past. For example, in the
6- to 17-year-old demographic, only 14% of those golfers were girls back in
Today, more than 33% of 6- to 17-year-olds who play golf are