Washington, DC, United States: WE ARE GOLF – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – has announced that the 12th annual National Golf Day will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 on Capitol Hill.
National Golf Day celebrates the game’s US$84.1 billion economy, nearly 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 to discuss golf’s 15,000 diverse businesses, two million jobs impacted, tax revenue creation and tourism value.
Returning for 2019, golf industry leaders will arrive on April 29 to participate in a community service initiative on the National Mall the morning of April 30. The project will focus on beautification, preservation and helping the National Park Service with turf deferred maintenance.
“Golf plays a substantial role in stimulating the American economy, as the industry impacts US$58.7 billion in annual wage income,” said Steve Mona, Chief Executive Officer of the World Golf Foundation, administrator of WE ARE GOLF. “In addition to the nearly 24 million US golfers, a record-high 14.9 million are ‘very interested’ in playing the game, further cementing why it is vital to advocate on behalf of golf’s interests with our country’s lawmakers.”
In April 2018, more than 300 industry leaders held a record-high 230 meetings with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and federal agencies representing 40 States.
Globally, the #NationalGolfDay Twitter campaign eclipsed 77 million impressions, including nearly 200,000 total interactions, representing a 148 per cent increase versus 2017. National Golf Day’s official hashtag trended internationally for the fourth consecutive year during the event.
To join the conversation, use #NationalGolfDay and tag @wearegolf on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to show your support for the golf industry.