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The number of golf federates in Spain rises 4.8% in 2021

Golf hits the Covid-19. The Royal Spanish Golf Federation (Rfeg) concluded 2021 with a total of 284,954 federated members, 4.8% more than la


Golf hits the Covid-19. The Royal Spanish Golf Federation (Rfeg) concluded 2021 with a total of 284,954 federated members, 4.8% more than last year with an increase of 13,166 federative records.

According to the count made as of December 31, 2021, of the 284,954 licenses, 283,363 of them were for athletes amateurs while 1,591 licenses belonged to professional athletes.

For the Federation, this increase represents a positive change in trend in a period that is especially complicated by the health crisis caused by Covid-19. “Golf is a sport that is practiced outdoors and that naturally establishes safety distances; therefore, after the activity and practice of this sport was allowed to be reprimanded, a claim has been made for numerous people, who find golf a healthy activity both from a physical and psychological point of view”, explained the federation in a statement.

Golf had undergone a cycle of new years of growth, between 2010 and 2018, howeversince 2019 the trend has turned around and continues to rise, highlighting the high number of licenses registered last year: in 2019 the growth was 300 licenses; in 2020 a total of 318 tokens were registered; and in 2021, the 13,000 registered tokens highlight the exponential growth of recent years.

The Rfeg also highlights that the number of female licenses is currently over 79,000 licenseswhich represents 27.9% of all golf licenses in Spain.

Among the youngest, the base of Spanish golf is based on 24,600 boys and girls under 16 years of age and with almost 36,000 licenses if the age range is extended to 21 years. These figures represent a total of 8.6% or 12.6% of the total number of federated members, respectively.

Regarding the autonomous communities, Madrid concentrates 30.8% of the total licenses, with 87,685 federated. Andalusia follows with 48,207 licenses, which represents 16.9% of the licenses and Catalonia is in third position with 28,396 licences, a total of 9.9% of the federated.

Among the regions that exceed 10,000 licenses are: the Valencian Community with 19,791 licenses; Basque Country with 17,623 licences; Castilla and León with 13,696 licences; and Galicia with 11,455 licences.