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More than 5.7 million people in Great Britain and Ireland played on a golf course in 2020, up from just over 2.3 million participan­ts in 2019. The R&A worked with England Golf, Golf Ireland, Scottish Golf and Wales Golf to also determine that the average age of players reduced, while 25% more new female golfers participat­ed in the sport. Players also enjoyed both short and long forms of the game, with the use of driving ranges, par three golf, and pitch and putt just as popular. The R&A’S Phil Anderton said, “Golf has shown that it can provide significan­t health benefits and this has been important for many golfers during these very challengin­g times. It is vital that golf seizes the opportunit­y to maintain this heightened interest by offering new and returning golfers compelling reasons to stay within the sport and enjoy it with friends and family.”

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