Occasional: The infrequent and often reluctant casual player that is lowest on the engagement scale and learning curve. This archetype can be any age or skill level and is classified into this group because they play less than 12 rounds per year. All other archetypes play more frequently.
Casual: These golfers are lower on the learning curve, lower on performance expectations and likely newer to the game. This archetype is classified into this group because of their lower skill level. They are the highest-scoring golfers that play 12 or more rounds per year and can be any age.
Sporty and Seasoned: Golfers are classified into these groups because of their medium skill level and because they play 12-52 rounds per year. The only difference separating these segments is age. Sporty golfers are younger than 50, and often picked up the golf “bug” after participating in other sports or physical activities. The seasoned golfers are 50 or older.
Avid: This group is golf’s passionate “weekend warrior.” This archetype has a medium skill level, and they play a lot of golf – i.e., more than 52 rounds per year. They can be any age.
Player and Veteran: Golfers are classified into these groups because of their high skill level. These are the best golfers with the only difference separating these segments being age. Player golfers are younger than 50. Veteran golfers are 50 or older and have strong desires to preserve the norms of the game and the integrity of classic courses.