The Pellucid Perspective - October 2017 - 11

INDUSTRY
SCORECARD

September golf weather impact: Flat for month, flat for year

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eptember weather results were neutral as Available
Rounds change for the month was 0% at the national
level vs. Year Ago (YA). That simply extended the previous Year-to-Date (YtD) figure which is also basically flat but
remaining fractionally in positive territory, which means it
continues to fall in our neutral range of +/-2% with 9 months
played. Regional breadth for the YtD period remained in neutral territory at 1:1 with 14 weather-favorable regions countered
by 15 weather-unfavorable regions. (The remaining 16 regions
are in the neutral zone of +/- 2%). Looking at YtD weather impact performance by day-of-week, weather countenance swung
significantly to the weekends, which should be a slight positive

September YtD 2017
Month Capacity Rds, % Change vs. YA ........................ 0%
YtD Capacity Rds, % Chng vs. YA ................................ 0%
YtD Up/Down Breadth Ratio .......................................1:1
# of Regions Up...................................................... 14
# of Regions Down.................................................. 15
YtD % Utilization Rate (Aug '17) ............................... 50%
YtD % Utilization Rate Pt. Chng vs. YA (Aug '17) .... -2 pts

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factor as it relates to revenue. Unfortunately, the full-year forecast was revised down meaningfully this month which suggests,
compared to last year's finish, the best of our season's weather
now lies behind us (even for the 12 month markets). For those
interested in knowing the extent of the weather "clawback" in
Q4, Pellucid subscribers have access each month to our forecast
for '17 year-end GPH for Total US, the comparison to the 10year average, the regional breadth details and the day-of-week
breakdowns via the Geographic Weather Impact Tracking report or Pellucid Publications suite through the Client Login
section at the Pellucid website. Cognilogic facility weather
impact subscribers also know these figures for their individual
facility. (Go to www.pellucidcorp.com to subscribe or register
for more information and in exchange we'll send you a sample
of the '17 1st half actual results to review).
Played Rounds data for August published by Golf Datatech
came in at +1%, which lagged Pellucid's previously published
Golf Playable Hours (GPH) results, producing a lower Utilization Rate for the 2nd consecutive month. For the YtD period,
this also slightly widened the Utilization deficit as rounds have
declined against marginally positive weather (which should
squelch the inevitable industry cries of "it's the weather in '17").
Figures for the month at the National and 61 key Markets (including Pellucid's designated Top 25 markets) level are also
available to Pellucid Publications members and Geographic
Weather Impact report subscribers.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Pellucid Perspective - October 2017

TOC
NGCOA casts its benchmarking lot with ORCA
The NGCOA Technology Conference: A long time coming, but worth the wait
City nixes TopGolf deal in surprise move
Credit Management a “hot” topic? Acushnet playing tough?
September golf weather impact: Flat for month, flat for year
Like the Sox, Boston course owners need better pitching
Improving, or approving, one’s lie
The Pellucid Perspective - October 2017 - TOC
The Pellucid Perspective - October 2017 - NGCOA casts its benchmarking lot with ORCA
The Pellucid Perspective - October 2017 - 3
The Pellucid Perspective - October 2017 - 4
The Pellucid Perspective - October 2017 - 5
The Pellucid Perspective - October 2017 - The NGCOA Technology Conference: A long time coming, but worth the wait
The Pellucid Perspective - October 2017 - 7
The Pellucid Perspective - October 2017 - City nixes TopGolf deal in surprise move
The Pellucid Perspective - October 2017 - 9
The Pellucid Perspective - October 2017 - Credit Management a “hot” topic? Acushnet playing tough?
The Pellucid Perspective - October 2017 - September golf weather impact: Flat for month, flat for year
The Pellucid Perspective - October 2017 - 12
The Pellucid Perspective - October 2017 - 13
The Pellucid Perspective - October 2017 - Like the Sox, Boston course owners need better pitching
The Pellucid Perspective - October 2017 - 15
The Pellucid Perspective - October 2017 - 16
The Pellucid Perspective - October 2017 - Improving, or approving, one’s lie
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