Impact of Climate Change on Golf Playable Days in the United States (WeatherBill, Inc., Feb 22, 2007).
WeatherBill, Inc. published a study today at the National Golf Course Owners Association annual conference analyzing historical weather data to determine changes and trends in annual Golf Playable Days* (GPD). The study concludes that U.S. GPD are increasing in 95 cities, primarily due to higher average temperatures. The study also identifies increasingly rainy trends in the Northeast and Southeast, a drier Southwest and West and increasingly uncertain weather in 33 cities….
“The average number of Golf Playable Days across the U.S. is 268 a year,” says David Friedberg, CEO of WeatherBill. “In the West and South, given the extended season, the average golf course can expect 297 playable days a year vs. the 226 days in the Northeast and Midwest.” The study includes a reference table showing the range of GPD in 195 cities as well as the 30 year trend in both GPD and weather certainty. The guide should be a useful financial planning tool for golf course owners and managers.
Source: Docuticker .