Golf Travel Centre have reported a 3005% year-on-year increase in interest on their website, signifying a boom in British golf.
According to their statistics from 2019 to 2020, the number of British people who played a round of golf increased from 2.9 million to 5.2 million.
What is even more encouraging is out of these figures, the number of new female golfers increased from 400,000 to 1.46 million.
It is always encouraging to see such a large increase in participation in our sport and Golf Travel Centre have got some tips for new golfers to follow in their game.
Their key points of advice are to take up golf lessons with your local professional and stay patient with your game. Golf is not a sport where you experience instant success.
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The popular website has also seen an 814% increase in golfers searching for trips to Spanish golf resorts and a 472% increase in searches for Portuguese trips.
As restrictions are more lenient on European travel, more and more golfers are keen to take advantage of this and Golf Travel Centre are very pleased by such an influx in interest for the game.
The site also reported a 150% increase in the search term 'ladies beginner golf lessons near me', which is more evidence to suggest that the ladies game is booming in its own right.
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"As a nation, we spend thousands of pounds, and hours and hours on golf courses, improving our game, socialising and keeping active all at the same time," said Patrick McCaghy, the managing director of Golf Travel Centre.
"Over the past two years, with the pandemic affecting all sports, it’s really refreshing and amazing to see an increased interest in golf. Golf has been a godsend for many who wish to get outside in the fresh air and stay active, whilst practising social distancing.
"Hopefully, if you follow our advice you will be working towards getting your golf handicap in no time, but most of all having fun playing a sport that we all love."