WE ARE GOLF, a coalition led by five of the game's leading associations and supported by a wide range of industry partners, met with key Members of Congress today as part of the 4th annual National Golf Day, to share stories and data that illustrate golf's diverse businesses and employees, the tax revenue it creates, the tourism it spawns, the charity it generates, and the environmental leadership it provides. WE ARE GOLF members met with dozens of Members of Congress throughout the day, and sponsored a daylong exhibit in the Rayburn House Office Building Foyer.
On National Golf Day, Rep. Long took to the floor of the House of Representatives to talk about the benefits golf brings to America
Golf is more than a luxury sport, local officials say.
A statewide study released recently said the impact of the golf industry is on par with the state’s more well-known industries like soybean production and dairy products, generating about $600 million a year in gross revenues.
“Golf courses definitely have an impact on quality-of-life issues,” Anderson Economic Development Director Linda Dawson said. “They are very important in attracting companies to our area. It is critical for a city of our size to have major golf courses to show.”
Governor Bev Perdue officially proclaimed April 27th as "Golf Day" in the state of North Carolina.
As home to over 550 golf courses, the golf industry provides thousands of jobs to North Carolinians and billions of dollars in economic impact.
On April 28, 2011, at Quarry Oaks Golf Course, Ashland, NE, Governor Dave Heineman along with the Nebraska Section PGA, Nebraska Golf Course Superintendents Association, the Nebraska Golf Association, the Nebraska Women’s Amateur Association, Nebraska Club Managers Association, the Midwest Golf Course Owners Association, and the Golf Course Builders Association of America celebrated the second annual Nebraska Golf Day.