- Jan 18, 2013
Confirm here, too. Club membership this year is 136% of what it was in 2022, our highest year ever. Course play, according to UDisc, is on pace to be 125% of last year's total.
To comments that there's a ton of plastic on the shelves, I'm curious at the amount of plastic being produced now compared to, say, 2019.
I think many are simply overlooking the impact of inflationary forces and the economic slowdown over the last year, coupled with the sheer amount of government stimulus that was showered on Americans in 2020 that has long since run out.
People had a lot more discretionary income in 2020, and bought a lot of plastic. Today, not so much. Irrespective of that, the amount of newer players has not stopped or slowed. I'd just say they are a little bit more cash strapped than they were, say 3 or 4 years ago. Newbies are still buying starter packs, but I'd say less of them are buying Zuca carts and stacks of premium plastic as their second purchases, and probably a lot more are raiding the used bin at PIAS.