The Pellucid Perspective - January 2016 - (Page 10)

Golf industry transactions December golf weather impact: Near-record for much of Northern US! a t the national level, December weather ended with a flame as Golf Playable Hours (GPH) registered +36% vs. Year Ago (YA), which capped a 4th quarter that registered a 19% gain vs. 2014. December's weather results pushed the Year-to-Date (YtD) figure up to +4% vs. YA. The YtD regional positive/negative breadth ratio held steady at 4:1 with 28 regions having favorable weather against 7 regions with unfavorable weather. (The remaining 10 regions fall in the neutral zone of +/- 2%). Looking at YtD weather impact performance by day-of-week, weekday favorability was modestly higher than December YtD 2015 Month Capacity Rds, % Change vs. YA YtD Capacity Rds, % Chng vs. YA YtD Up/Down Breadth Ratio # of Regions Up # of Regions Down +36% +4% 4:1 28 7 YtD % Utilization Rate (Nov '15) 51% YtD % Utilization Rate Pt. Chng vs. YA (Nov '15) 0 pt 10 The Pellucid PersPecTive weekend results, with both well in positive territory. With the entire year in the books, our year end finished higher than the previous forecast year and beat the 10-year average as well. The supporting figures for the 2015 full-year comparative GPH for Total US, the comparison to the 10-year average and the day-ofweek breakdowns are available to Geographic Weather Impact Tracking report purchasers or Pellucid Publications Members via the Client Login section at the Pellucid website. (Go to to subscribe or for more information; for information-seekers we'll send you a sample of the '15 1st half actual results to review). Looking back at November rounds played as reported by Golf Datatech/NGF to calculate the facility % Utilization Rate (UR), the significant rounds demand increase lagged the near-record GPH increase, producing a decline in Utilization for the month, but we're not expected to get commensurate rounds out of unexpected Nov. favorability for much of the North/Northeast. For the YtD period, we're seeing a nice uptick in rounds demand but trailing a very favorable weather year, so Utilization will be down slightly for the year. We continue to see a continuance of the last several years' pattern: rounds following (but always slightly trailing) weather up or down. The supporting figures are also contained in the Geographic Weather Impact Tracking report or January 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Pellucid Perspective - January 2016

2015 industry tale of the tape: What will the numbers tell us?
Uneven lies in search of a level playing field
Courses denied tax deduction for conservation easements
One-year anniversary of revolutionary course management technology product
December golf weather impact: Near-record for much of Northern US!
Chicago: Bull-ish on supply, Bear-ish on demand
Braving the third party tee time wilderness

The Pellucid Perspective - January 2016