England Golf has reported some key gains that have taken place during 2023 on the back of golf’s continued post-pandemic boom.
Since introducing interoperability to the MyEG app, which allows players to input scores across all golf clubs in GB&I, 50,115 scores has been submitted by EG members on Welsh, Irish or Scottish courses, representing an 82% increase compared to the same period in 2022. Rounds played by members of other GB&I countries at courses in England was also up by 23%.
Since the inception of iGolf, England Golf has now seen over 60,000 people sign up for the platform, which allows casual golfers to maintain a Handicap Index. The introduction of iGolf was designed to create a pathway for individuals to go on to club membership – with over 7,700 people (12%) having done just that.
A survey of 11,000 England Golf members and iGolf members has revealed some key trends, including that 86 per cent played for ‘social purposes’, such as spending time with friends, while 83 per cent play for individual reasons such as improving physical health.