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England Golf has reported a 100% increase in iGolf subscribers in the past 12 months, with 6,000 people transitioning from the scheme into club membership.
iGolf, which provides non-club members with a Handicap Index, has witnessed continued success and interest from golfers since its inception in 2021, doubling its first-year numbers to over 50,000 subscribers.
The platform’s rising popularity in the golfing community has also played a pivotal role in facilitating iGolfers’ transition into club memberships, which saw an impressive increase from 1,440 just a year ago, to over 6,000 people as of last month. Notably, 1,320 different golf clubs have welcomed one or more iGolfers into their membership categories.
It has seen a lower average age of users, now at 42 years old, indicating an influx of younger participants, alongside 87% of iGolfers submitting scores to date and 75% of the community establishing an active Handicap Index, averaging 19.7
Furthermore, an encouraging 500,000 general play scores have been submitted by iGolfers, helping to increase their golfing activity since subscribing. This figure illustrates the platform’s role in nurturing a passionate golf community that are driven to furthering their ability as dedicated golfers.
As iGolf starts its third year, golfers will also notice a refreshed brand look and feel across the platform. This comes hot on the heels of the inaugural iGolf Open, which took place at Woodhall Spa, the home of England Golf, on August 18.
Richard Flint, COO of England Golf, said: “The growth and vibrancy we’ve seen in the last two years is a testament to the impact iGolf is making.
“We’re not just increasing numbers, we’re reaching the targets we set, engaging with a group of golfers who previously had no official means of obtaining a Handicap Index, increasing participation levels of the sport, as well as benefiting the network of clubs up and down the country.”
Ex-England goalkeeper Jack Butland is among the tens of thousands using the platform to track and improve their golf game.
“For me, it’s given me a target to achieve a lower handicap, but also has become a fun tool to compete with friends, track each other’s progress and have side matches between us using the app,” said the Rangers shot-stopper.
Future iGolfers can take advantage of a 30-day free trial to iGolf by heading to www.englandigolf.co.uk as well as finding out more about how to obtain a Handicap Index under the World Handicap System through iGolf and receiving dedicated iGolf updates from England Golf on social media.
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