Port Washington, NY, August 8, 2018 – With both the 2018 PGA Championship and US OpenTennis Championship coming up, the golf and tennis equipment markets have something to celebrate. U.S. retail sales for both categories have made a comeback in the 12 months ending June 2018, with golf and tennis/racquet sports experiencing respective dollar sales increases of 8 percent and 7 percent across the combined athletic specialty/sporting goods, national chain, mass, and e-commerce channels, according to global information company The NPD Group

Golf sales reached $2.5 billion in the 12 months ending June 2018, after a 6 percent sales decline experienced the prior year. It was also the category to contribute the most dollars gained to the overall team sports equipment industry.* Golf products for all users grew, including women’s sales increasing by 7 percent and juniors being the smallest yet growing the fastest, +31 percent.

Source ; NPD Group