I recently uncovered a public data set on liquor license issuance. I found it very interesting to note that liquor licenses seem to be up almost seven fold from the "peak Tiger" years for golf.
From 2005 - 2011, the average number of liquor licenses issued to establishments with "Golf" in the name averaged pretty close to 200. In 2012, that number doubled to just over 400. In 2013 and 2014, it exploded to nearly 1,400 (and 2014 isn't over yet).
Is golf getting so bad that it is driving people to drink? Are more establishments adding liquor sales to bolster their bottom line? What is your opinion? Share a comment.
About the Data
Everyone who reads this blog knows I am really into golf and data. I recently found a great data source called Enigma. It has tons of public data sets and cool tools for easy perusal. The graph above is from a liquor license database on their site filtered by company name including "Golf".
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