Hawaii and San Francisco saw the most utilization while Raleigh/Greensboro and Atlanta saw the least.
March provided a continuation of the baffling yet benevolent weather, according to a report by Pellucid Corp., a Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based consulting firm.
March marked the 3rd successive month in 2012 of widespread, incredibly temperate weather as Golf Playable Hours registered 52% higher as compared with the same time last year. In fact, 18 regions had favorable weather against two regions with unfavorable weather (the remaining 25 were either in the neutral zone or out of season).
Weekdays were slightly more favorable than weekends and Pellucid is projecting that much of the country will get to keep a significant portion of the early season gains looking at the full-year forecast.
Looking back on February, as reported by Golf Datatech/NGF, rounds demand did responded to the favorable weather, but not on a one-to-one basis. Leading the market utilization winners, were Hawaii and San Francisco while the “biggest losers” were Raleigh/Greensboro and Atlanta.