iGolf shows the path to club membership as platform exceeds 50k

England Golf's iGolf programme has seen a 100% increase in subscribers throughout its second year.

iGolf shows the path to club membership as platform exceeds 50k
iGolf shows the path to club membership as platform exceeds 50k

England Golf has reported a 100% increase in iGolf subscribers in the past 12 months, with 6,000 people transitioning into club membership.

iGolf, which provides non-club members with a Handicap Index®, has witnessed continued success and interest from golfers since its inception in 2021, doubling its first-year numbers to over 50,000 subscribers.

The platform’s rising popularity in the golfing community has also played a pivotal role in facilitating iGolfers' transition into club memberships, which saw an impressive increase from 1,440 just a year ago, to over 6,000 people as of last month.

Notably, 1,320 different golf clubs have welcomed one or more iGolfers into their membership categories.

It has seen a lower average age of users, now at 42 years old, indicating an influx of younger participants, alongside 87% of iGolfers submitting scores to date and 75% of the community establishing an active Handicap Index®, averaging 19.7.

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iGolf shows the path to club membership as platform exceeds 50k

Furthermore, an encouraging 500,000 general play scores have been submitted by iGolfers, helping to increase their golfing activity since subscribing. This figure illustrates the platform's role in nurturing a passionate golf community that are driven to furthering their ability as dedicated golfers.

As iGolf starts its third year, golfers will also notice a refreshed brand look and feel across the platform, as well as the inaugural iGolf Open, which takes place at Woodhall Spa, the home of England Golf, on Friday 18 August.

Based on the overwhelming response to this iGolf event, golfers can expect to see more dedicated iGolfer opportunities in the future.

Richard Flint, COO of England Golf, said: 

"The growth and vibrancy we've seen in the last two years is a testament to the impact iGolf is making. We're not just increasing numbers, we're reaching the targets we set, engaging with a group of golfers who previously had no official means of obtaining a Handicap Index, increasing participation levels of the sport, as well as benefiting the network of clubs up and down the country.”

Ex-England goalkeeper, Jack Butland, is among the tens of thousands using the platform to track and improve their golf game.

Butland said: 

“For me, it’s given me a target to achieve a lower handicap, but also has become a fun tool to compete with friends, track each other’s progress and have side matches between us using the app.”

Future iGolfers can take advantage of a 30-day free trial to iGolf by heading to www.englandigolf.co.uk

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