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America’s best cities for golfers

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What is the best city in the U.S. for golfers? It’s a subjective question, but one that Coventry Direct has looked to answer in a recent study.

Coventry Direct collected data on each of America’s 100 largest cities (based on population size) for the following factors to try and find out just what the best city in America is for golfers:

  • Cost Of Living
  • Quality of Life
  • The Average Temperature Difference From 70 Degrees Fahrenheit 
  • The Number Of Days Above 70 Degrees Annually
  • Days Of Precipitation Annually
  • Hours Of Sunshine Annually
  • Number Of Days Above 90 Or Below 32 Degrees Fahrenheit
  • The Number Of Golf Courses Per 100,000 People
  • The Number Of Highly Rated Golf Courses (4+ Stars) Per 100,000 People
  • Average Golf Course Rating

To rate the cities, each was assigned a score of 0-10 for each factor, with a mathematical formula formulating each score relative to the other cities in the analysis. Factor scores were then added together to give each city a final score on a 0-100 scale, with higher scores indicating the best conditions for golfers, and thus, the best cities.

What is the best city in America for golfers?

 

The results showed that the western part of the country dominated, with three cities in Arizona clear of the rest: Scottsdale, Glendale, Gilbert.

Here’s a look at the 25 cities in the country that ranked the highest:

Scottsdale was ranked as the best city in America for golfers

The company also created distinct rankings for each of four American regions:-the Northeast, Midwest, South, and West. For these rankings, cities were only matched up against other cities in their specific geographic region.

Northeast

Newark reigned supreme in the Northeast

Midwest

Wichita came out on top in the Midwest

South

St. Petersburg finished top in the South

West

Arizona dominated the west category

Check out the full analysis here.

 

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Gil N

    Feb 22, 2021 at 11:44 am

    This list cannot be taken seriously. Not even a little bit. Irvine? Really? Santa Ana/ Anaheim? Aside from the weather, this is a joke.

  2. Ronald W Dawson

    Feb 21, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    I was with it all the way until Myrtle Beach didn’t make the list. What’s with that?

  3. mb

    Feb 21, 2021 at 11:11 am

    if youre the first person ive met who prefers playing bermuda over bent then this list if for you.

  4. Chris Gilfillan

    Feb 20, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    No mention of Myrtle Beach, West Palm Beach or Hilton Head ? Absurd…

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Justin Rose hits epic shank during round one of the Arnold Palmer Invitational

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Hitting a shank is one of the more mortifying moments a golfer can have, and while it may be a common feature in a lot of player’s weekend rounds, it’s not often you get to see one from a pro – but day one at Bay Hill was different.

Justin Rose was the man in question who hit the shank and did so early on day one when faced with a long bunker shot.

Thank’s to PGA Tour Live, viewers tuning into action early on Thursday got to see the shank in all it’s glory, and the epic sound of the ball hitting the hosel is not to be missed.

Rose made bogey on the hole but put the shank behind him and stiffed it from a greenside bunker just a couple of holes later.

 

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Billy Horschel snaps back at heckler at Bay Hill

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Fans are back this week at Bay Hill, and with it, the odd comment from those outside the ropes to those inside.

On day one of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Billy Horschel was the target of a fan who decided that he’d give his expert opinion to the 5-time winner on the PGA Tour, telling him that he had read a putt badly.

Horschel took his time after the shout from the fan but then fired back at him, saying: “There’s a reason why I’m on that side of the ropes, and you’re on that side. I think my talent level is just a touch better.” 

Check out the incident in the video below.

It isn’t the first time the 34-year-old has put a fan in their place at an event either, as one person found out a couple of year’s ago at the Zurich Classic.

 

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Study finds golf fans are the angriest sports fans on social media

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Hop on to social media during a live sporting event, and emotions are spilling over, but when it comes to golf, the prominent feeling is often anger and frustration.

That is down to gambling, and according to a new study from OnlineGambling.Ca, golf supporters are the angriest on social media, with 42% of all tweets about the sport being classified as an angry comment.

The study also found that cricket and ice hockey fans show the most love for their team, with 38% of their social media posts being filled with love. Basketball fans seem to be the saddest with their teams’ results, with 38% of reactions being unhappy.

If you have ever gambled on golf or been on social media during an event, the results are probably less surprising to those that haven’t!

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