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In contrast, Sports Marketing Surveys Inc published its ‘Rounds Played’ figures for the third quarter of 2019, highlighting a fall in total rounds played nationally as compared with the same period in 2018. In a stark comparison, BGL saw a positive variance as compared with the group’s own 2018 figures, for each individual month, adding up to a cumulative 7.2% growth in all rounds played at its 10 UK golf venues.
This comes off the back of a sustained period of growth for the group which, in August, announced an increase of 25% across all membership categories at its venues since 2015. In 2019, BGL has continued to surge forward, outpacing the market, which has bounced back from 2018 with national growth of 4.2% in rounds played, achieving a remarkable 10.4% increase to 468,043 total rounds through three quarters of the year.
The group’s desire to repeatedly re-invest in its golf venues, from building new facilities to funding water sustainability measures, has paid off, providing a first-rate on-course experience to members and visitors alike. BGL’s commitment to developing the game on a local level and bringing new golfers to the sport, especially with regards to women and juniors, is reflected in the 14% growth in rounds played on the group’s short courses year-on-year. "I am thrilled with the results which show the hard work and effort that goes into running a successful business from the management level through to everyone at our individual clubs,” commented BGL CEO, Colin Mayes. "We have made it a point of emphasis to continually look to enhance our on-course experience and the figures demonstrate the strong position the group has taken in what have been challenging times for all golf course operators.
” For more information on Burhill Golf and Leisure Ltd visit www.bglcompany.co.uk or follow @BGLGolf on LinkedIn. ## For more press information, contact Sam Elder on +44 (0)1438 718399, or firstname.lastname@example.org. ## About BGL Golf Burhill Golf and Leisure Limited (BGL Golf), founded at the Burhill Golf Club in 1926, operates 22 golf courses across six golf centres and four golf clubs situated throughout the UK. Since 1982, the Company has become a major player in the UK’s Pay and Play market. BGL Golf now offers accessible, affordable golf in a relaxed environment at the following locations: Abbey Hill Golf Centre (Milton Keynes), Aldwickbury Park Golf Club (Harpenden), Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club (Dartford), Burhill Golf Club (Walton on Thames), Hoebridge Golf Centre (Woking), Ramsdale Park Golf Centre (Nottingham), Redbourn Golf Club (St Albans), The Shropshire Golf Centre (Telford), Thornbury Golf Centre (Bristol), Wycombe Heights Golf Centre (High Wycombe).