According to the National Golf Foundation, golf rounds played for the YTD period through February 2007 were down 15.8% on a same-store basis, the weakest performance in three years for the same time period. In 2006, rounds were up 15.4% through February vs. 2005. And in 2005, rounds were flat vs. 2004 for the two-month period.
In February 2007, rounds were down 10.6%. Looking at the Central/South Florida and Southwest regions (where just over half of February rounds volume occurred), the number of play days doesnt provide much guidance as to reasons for the decline play days were down only slightly in February 2007 vs. February 2006.