England Golf has reported a 100% increase in iGolf subscribers in the past 12 months, while 6,000 users transitioned into club membership.
iGolf, which provides non-club members with a Handicap Index, has achieved continued success since its inception in 2021, doubling its first-year numbers to reach more than 50,000 subscribers.
iGolfers are also transitioning into club memberships, with the number of players making the move growing from 1,440 a year ago, to more than 6,000 in the last 12 months. Notably, 1,320 different golf clubs have welcomed one or more iGolfers into their membership categories.
The average age of iGolf users is 42, with 87% of iGolfers submitting scores to-date, and 75% of the community establishing an active Handicap Index – averaging 19.7. Some 500,000 general play scores have been submitted by iGolfers.
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.”