The Pellucid Perspective - March 2018 - 11

INDUSTRY
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February golf weather impact: Double-digit decline continues

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ebruary weather results once again lagged last year's level
of Available Rounds for the month, registering -17% at
the national level vs. Year Ago (YA). That slightly improved on the uglier January results, bringing the Year-to-Date
(YtD) deficit "up" to the level of -23%. In regional breadth, we
continue to have a balanced distribution of gainers vs. losers at
1:1 with 9 weather-favorable regions countered by 10 weatherunfavorable regions (5 in-season regions were in the neutral
zone of +/- 2% with the remaining 21 regions being out-ofseason by Pellucid's rules for Golf Playable Hours). Looking at
weather impact performance by day-of-week, the unfavorability
"pain" registered across all days with the weekdays being slightly
more negative than the weekends. With 10 months (and the

February YtD 2018
Month Capacity Rds, % Change vs. YA .................... -17%
YtD Capacity Rds, % Chng vs. YA ............................ -23%
YtD Up/Down Breadth Ratio .......................................1:1
# of Regions Up........................................................ 9
# of Regions Down.................................................. 10
YtD % Utilization Rate (Jan '18) ............................... 72%
YtD % Utilization Rate Pt. Chng vs. YA (Jan '18) .. +21 pts

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core months of May-Aug) in the season yet to play, it's still
way too early to panic but Pellucid subscribers already know our
weather impact "call" for the year contained in their February
report and also in our recently-published State of the Industry
presentation. If you'd like to join them in being in-the-know
regarding where weather impact will likely land for the full year
nationally and by our 45 weather-based regions, subscribe to the
monthly Geographic Weather Impact report or our Cognilogic
web-based information service by following the instructions
and links at the end of this article.
Played Rounds data for January published by Golf Datatech produced good news/bad news if you know the context of
weather. On an absolute basis, Played Rounds for the month
registered -5% (SAD!) but that significantly beat what Mother
Nature provided us in Available Rounds which we previously
reported as down by double-digits, producing a significant Utilization Rate jump for the month (GLAD!). These results are
also the YtD figures with only one month reported. Utilization
Rate figures for the month at the National and 61 key Markets
level (including Pellucid's designated Top 25 markets) are also
available to Pellucid Publications members and Geographic
Weather Impact report subscribers.
Jim Koppenhaver comments, "February wasn't our friend
weather-wise at the national level with the only silver lining
being that Playable Rounds were "less negative" than January's
results (how's that for finding a positive spin?). Once again,
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Pellucid Perspective - March 2018

TOC
More munis embrace golf “rationalization”
Unlikely owner rescues course from closure
Toptracer bringing revenue within range
Gleneagles operator turns course into life changer
February golf weather impact: Double-digit decline continues
hilly course operators not flying high
Slow play no cause for no play
The Pellucid Perspective - March 2018 - TOC
The Pellucid Perspective - March 2018 - More munis embrace golf “rationalization”
The Pellucid Perspective - March 2018 - 3
The Pellucid Perspective - March 2018 - 4
The Pellucid Perspective - March 2018 - Unlikely owner rescues course from closure
The Pellucid Perspective - March 2018 - Toptracer bringing revenue within range
The Pellucid Perspective - March 2018 - 7
The Pellucid Perspective - March 2018 - Gleneagles operator turns course into life changer
The Pellucid Perspective - March 2018 - 9
The Pellucid Perspective - March 2018 - 10
The Pellucid Perspective - March 2018 - February golf weather impact: Double-digit decline continues
The Pellucid Perspective - March 2018 - 12
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The Pellucid Perspective - March 2018 - hilly course operators not flying high
The Pellucid Perspective - March 2018 - 15
The Pellucid Perspective - March 2018 - Slow play no cause for no play
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