Golf equipment dollar sales grew by 37 percent from January through August 2021 compared to the same period a year ago, reported The NPD Group. Year-over-year sales of golf club sets and balls grew by 37 percent and 27 percent, respectively.

“The golf industry was in a good place before the pandemic, but the interest in being outdoors and the ability to properly socially distance has contributed to the sport’s popularity,” said Matt Powell, NPD’s sports industry advisor, in a statement. “Although golf equipment sales had slowed dramatically in recent months compared to last summer when courses were fresh in reopening after lockdowns, looking at the broader picture, golf has garnered new interest since the start of the pandemic.”

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