Ryder Cup Task Force Co-Chairman and PGA President Derek Sprague Statement:
"The Ryder Cup Task Force met today (Dec. 9) at PGA of America Headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. for more than four hours. It was a very productive meeting where all Task Force members were engaged in thoughtful dialogue. We discussed a wide array of issues including the selection process for Captains and Vice Captains and more. Today was the beginning of a process that is designed to create the conditions for long term Ryder Cup success. We have more work to do and look forward to gathering again to complete the work of the Task Force. Once we have significant news to report from these meetings, we will be happy to share that with you."
Ryder Cup Task Force Members: Derek Sprague, Co-chair; Pete Bevacqua, Co-chair; Paul Levy, Vice President, PGA of America; Raymond Floyd, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Tom Lehman, Davis Love III, Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods.
Rounds played for October 2014 were up 1.3% nationwide over October 2013 with year-to-date (YTD) rounds played improving by two-tenths of one percent to down 1.2% for the year. As we continue to adjust for weather's impact on days open, we noted that YTD October 2014 is maintaining its trend as the highest number of rounds played per day open in the last 5 years.
In terms of facility revenues, all four key revenue indicators showed increases for the month in comparison to October 2013 with the largest year-over-year increase for the month in Food & Beverage Revenue followed by Total Revenue, Golf Merchandise Revenue and Golf Fee Revenue.
A total of 23 states reported rounds played increases for the month of October. Based on the Performance Factor, the top performing states for the month are: North Dakota, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska and Minnesota.
Click here to access PerformanceTrak News which provides rounds played and revenue results for October and YTD 2014.