St Augustine, United States: WE ARE GOLF – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – will hold its ninth annual National Golf Day on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on May 18.
National Golf Day celebrates the game’s nearly US$70 billion economy, US$4 billion annual charitable impact and many environmental and fitness benefits.
Industry leaders will meet with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and federal agencies on Capitol Hill to discuss golf’s 15,000-plus diverse businesses, two million employees, tax revenue creation and tourism value.
“With 2016 being an election year, it’s even more important for political leaders to understand the impact our industry has on local communities and millions of Americans,” said Steve Mona, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of World Golf Foundation, administrator of WE ARE GOLF.
“Since our first event in 2008, National Golf Day has educated our nation’s lawmakers about the countless benefits of the game and we look forward to continuing this agenda in May.”
In April 2015, National Golf Day was the most successful to date with more than 120 scheduled Congressional meetings in one day. Globally, the #NGD15 Twitter campaign eclipsed 37 million impressions and reached 19.8 million accounts, including 3.3 million users in a one-hour span.
Organisations who participated include the Club Managers Association of America, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Ladies Professional Golf Association, National Golf Course Owners Association, PGA of America, PGA Tour, United States Golf Association, United States Golf Manufacturers Council, World Golf Foundation and others.
Asian Golf Industry Federation members who are also members of WE ARE GOLF include Bayer Crop Science, Jacobsen, John Deere, Rain Bird, Reed Exhibitions, Toro and Troon Golf.
To join the conversation, you can visit the WE ARE GOLF social media hub. Use #NGD16 and @wearegolf on Twitter and Instagram to show your support for the golf industry.
Created in 2010, WE ARE GOLF is an industry coalition that communicates the economic, charitable and environmental impact of golf, as well the health and wellness benefits of the game and the affordability and accessibility of golf, to Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and regulatory agencies.
The goal of WE ARE GOLF is to ensure that laws and regulations that impact the golf industry are fair and appropriate to the industry.
Tokyo, Japan: The Professional Golfers’ Association of Japan, one of Asia’s eldest and most respected sporting organisations, has joined the Asian Golf Industry Federation.