Golf is more than just a gameGolf – a major industry with a positive impact on America’s economic, environmental and social agendas – remains misunderstood by too many of our nation’s policymakers.
Despite the fact that there are more than 10,000 public golf facilities in the U.S., that 2 million American jobs are tied to the golf industry, and that golf courses are a land use that’s compatible with the natural environment, golf has been unable to shed its elitist image. There is a longstanding perception of the game which simply does not square with the facts.
WE ARE GOLF seeks to change that.
Led by the Club Managers Association of America, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, the National Golf Course Owners Association, and The PGA of America, WE ARE GOLF is a new coalition formed to tell the true story of golf. Not just the game, but the stories of the hardworking men and women who make it the greatest sport in the world and whose livelihoods depend on it. It is these accounts that affirm the continued health and growth of the golf industry is vital to thousands of communities across the country and instrumental in enhancing the lives of millions of Americans.
By showcasing golf’s diverse businesses and their employees, the tax revenues it creates, the tourism it spawns, the charity it generates, and the environmental benefits it provides, WE ARE GOLF is leveling the playing field for the thousands of small businesses that make up the industry and depend on the sport for their success.