Most golf players buy at least 3 or 4 dozens of golf balls a year.
With millions of golf players around the world, you may wonder: how many golf balls are sold each year?
In this article, we will tell you to the best of our ability, using statistics from research sources, how many golf balls are sold each year.
How Many Golf Balls Are Sold Each Year?
Overall, it is estimated that over 1.2 billion golf balls are sold each year, and that number is slowly trending on the rise year over year. 1.2 billion golf balls equates to 108 million dozens of golf balls sold each year.
How many golf balls are sold each year? There are around 25M golf players in the world, and they each purchase about 4 dozens of golf balls each year. Therefore, we can make the following estimation:
25M golfers x 4 dozens of golf balls purchased = 100M dozens of golf balls sold a year
100M golf ball dozens sold per year = 1.2 billion golf balls sold each year
A little over 1.2 billion golf balls are sold each year, a lot considering how golf balls cannot be recycled. As the population grows and more golf players come into the game, this number of sales is set to increase.
Another important point to mention is that golf players remain golf players for a very long time, longer than for almost any other sport. This means that the player base composed of golfers grows faster than players drop out, resulting in more yearly sales.
An interesting fact to note is that some golf ball manufacturers are known to produce half a million golf balls a day, which equates to about 182.5M golf balls sold a year per big company.
An example of a big golf ball manufacturer is Callaway. You can see the golf ball sales numbers for Callaway in the following graph:
Golf balls sales for Callaway are clearly trending on the rise overall as time progresses. In 2021, Callaway sold around 235M$ in golf balls. Callaway balls tend to cost on average about 25$ per dozen.
We can then estimate how many golf balls Callaway sells each year by the following calculation:
(235M$ of golf balls sold per year)/(25$ per dozen balls) = 9.4M dozens sold per year
(9.4M dozens of balls sold per year)*12 = 112.8M golf balls sold each year by Callaway
Therefore, Callaway alone sells about 112.8M golf balls a year, with that number growing year over year. There are many golf ball manufacturers in the world, such as Titleist, Bridgestone, Taylormade, Nike, Pinnacle, Srixon, Top Flite, Volvik and many more, so you can imagine the impressive number of golf balls sold over a single year.
US Golf Ball Exported Sales Statistics
Every year, the United States actually exports millions of dollars worth of golf balls to countries all over the world. The main exportation destinations for United States golf balls are:
34M$ of golf balls to Canada
28.91M$ of golf balls to Japan
25.72M$ of golf balls to United Kingdom
12.27M$ of golf balls to Republic of Korea
8.76M$ of golf balls to Australia
6.66M$ of golf balls to Mexico
6.51M$ of golf balls to Netherlands
Millions more worth of golf balls to other countries
You can see from all these numbers that the golf ball selling market is a big market worth billions of dollars worldwide each year.
There you go! After reading this article, you learned that over 1.2 billion golf balls are sold worldwide each year, and how this was determined.
You also learned some production numbers of some golf ball manufacturers, as well as discovered how big of a market golf balls represent in United States exports.
How many golf balls did you buy this year? Let us know in the comments down below!