HomeGOLF

Golf grew in Spain in 2021 in the heat of Rahm’s successes

Spanish golf ended the year 2021 with 284,954 federated, 4.8% more than in 2020, according to data from the official count offered by the Royal Sp


Spanish golf ended the year 2021 with 284,954 federated, 4.8% more than in 2020, according to data from the official count offered by the Royal Spanish Golf Federation (RFEG). In total, 283,363 of these licenses correspond to amateur athletes and 1,591 to professionals. The figure represents a significant absolute increase of 13,166 licenses – compared to 300 more licenses in 2019 and 318 more in 2020 – during the past year, 4.8% more than in 2020.

This increase constitutes the third consecutive year of growth, breaking a prolonged nine-year streak of decline experienced in the period between 2010 and 2018, coinciding with the prolonged economic crisis.

In addition, the number of female licenses is over 79,000, which represents 27.9% of the total. Of all of them, 44,471 correspond to women over 50 years of age, 22,465 to women between 21 and 50 years of age and 12,060 to those under 21 years of age, with special mention for 8,547 children under 16 years of age.

The Spanish golf quarry is based on 24,600 boys and girls under 16 years of age and 35,938 under 21 years of age, which in percentage terms represents 8.6% or 12.6% of the total number of federated, respectively.

Among the Autonomous Communities, all have increased licenses, while the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla have lost 2 and 15 federated, respectively. In absolute terms, Madrid, with 87,685 members, accounts for 30.8% of the total licenses, followed by Andalusia, with 48,207 (16.9%), and Catalonia, with 28,396 (9.9%). The Valencian Community (19,791), the Basque Country (17,623), Castilla and León (13,696) and Galicia (11,455) are the other Autonomous Communities that exceed the 10,000 federated barrier.

The one that has added the most licenses during the year 2021 has been Madrid, 4,725 federated (5.7% more), followed by Andalusia (2,602 federated, 5.7% more), Comunitat Valenciana (733 federated, 3.8% more), Castilla and León (723 federated, 5.6% more), Catalonia (679 federated, 2.4% more), Galicia (616 federated, 5 , 7% more) and the Basque Country (608 federated, 3.6% more).