How many golfers are there in the world?
Everything depends on how you define a golfer, but broad estimates of 'regular' golfers (those who play at least one round on a recognised golf course per year or use a practice facility such as a driving range) put the worldwide figure at about 60 million.
A 2003 study by Sports Marketing Surveys gave a figure of 61.1 million, with the following geographical mix:
- America: 37.1 million
- Asia: 13.6 million
- Europe: 6.9 million
- Australasia: 1.7 million
- South America: 1 million
- Africa: 0.5 million