Korean golfers, ‘My waist is more bent than Japanese golfers’… Reasons for ‘No Caddy Round’

■ The Korean golf population is 5.64 million, more than Japan’s 5.6 million.

Although the size of the golf course market in Korea has grown to a level similar to that of Japan, it has been found that the burden of caddy fees for Korean golfers is relatively greater.

According to data from the Korea Leisure Industry Research Institute, which is based on leisure industry statistics and the number of annual golf course users announced by the National Statistical Office and the Productivity Center of both Korea and Japan, the golf population in Korea in 2021 will slightly exceed the golf population in Japan. investigated

The golf population in Korea, which was 2.93 million in 2009, has steadily increased to 4.7 million in 2019, and with the outbreak of Corona 19, it reached a record high of 5.64 million in 2021.

Japan’s golf population, which peaked at 14.2 million in 1995, is gradually declining. It decreased from 9.6 million in 2009 to 5.2 million in 2020. In 2021, the time of Corona 19, there was a slight recovery and an increase of 400,000, but it was counted as 5.6 million, slightly less than the golf population in Korea.

■ In Korea, 1 out of 10 people play golf… Only 1 out of 20 Japanese play

golf. Looking at the participation rate of golf among the total population, Korea is twice as high as Japan. In Korea, one out of 10 people play golf, but in Japan, it can be interpreted that one out of 20 people, half of Korea, plays golf.

In addition, in Korea, the proportion of the population aged 13 or older reached 10.2% in 2021, but in Japan, the participation rate in golf among the population aged 15 or older was only 5.7% in 2021. It means Korean golfers are younger. 메이저사이트

The size of the domestic golf course market continues to grow thanks to the golf boom and the influx of ‘MZ generation’ in their 20s and 30s. The MZ generation, which was only 930,000 in 2009, reaches 1.15 million, accounting for 20% of the total golf population of 5.6 million.

■ Korean golf course industry scale, KRW 8,553.3 billion, 98.5% of Japan Total domestic caddy spending in 2021 KRW 1,593.4 billion… 18.6% of the total “Caddy selection system, such as green fee reduction and no caddy rounds, should be more widespread.” As the golf population declines, the market size of Japanese golf courses is also shrinking. The market size of golf courses in Japan, which was 922 billion yen in 2011, decreased by 9.5% in 2021, 10 years later, to 834 billion yen. However, only in 2021, when it showed a sparkling recovery from the Corona 19 incident, it grew only 16.2% from the previous year.

The size of the golf course market in Korea, including golf course usage fees, cart usage fees, caddy fees, and food and beverage expenses spent at clubhouses, has grown to 8,553.3 billion won in 2021, which is close to 98.5% of Japan’s 8,685.7 billion won. done.

It is a 2.16-fold increase in 2011, which was only 3.967 trillion won in 10 years. In 2021 alone, when the golf boom arose, the size of the domestic golf course market grew by 21.6%. Sales of domestic golf courses this year have increased by about 10% compared to last year, and as the value of the yen has declined, the Korean golf course market is expected to overtake Japan.

However, the size of the golf course market in Korea is characterized by the fact that the burden of caddy fees for golfers is much greater than in Japan. In 2021, domestic golfers’ total caddy expenses amounted to KRW 1,593.4 billion, accounting for 18.6% of the total. Excluding this caddy, the Korean golf course market will decrease to 6,959.9 billion won, which is 19.9% ​​smaller than that of Japan. More than 90% of golf courses in Japan implement the ‘no caddy round’ system.

Seo Cheon-beom, director of the Leisure Industry Research Institute, said, “Although the size of the domestic golf course market has grown externally as the golf population has increased, considering that green fees for golf courses in Korea are more than three times more expensive than those in Japan and caddy fees are excessive, golf has become a truly popular sport. It is difficult to evaluate that we have caught it. In the future, along with the green fee reduction, no-caddy rounds and caddy selection systems that can reduce the burden of caddy fees for domestic golfers should be more widespread.”