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Golf Industry News - Simon Shibli

According to an independent report UK golfers spent £4.3 billion on their sport in 2014, accounting for 14% of all consumer spending on sport, and golf paid £990 million in taxes to the government

Official attendance at The 2010 Open Championship at St Andrews was 201,000 (compared to 230,000 in 2000 and 223,000 in 2005) but The Open is still expected to generate £35 million for Scotland in visitor spending.