By Thomas Black
Golf in the U.S. is growing for the first time in five years as an economic recovery strengthens enough to be measured in the clubs, cleats and plaid shorts that fuel the sport’s $25 billion consumer market.
The number of rounds played on American golf courses has climbed for four straight months through February. Club maker Callaway Golf Co. (ELY) (ELY), mower-maker Toro Co. (TTC) (TTC) and Nike Inc. (NKE) (NKE), which makes golf gear and clothes, are registering revenue growth and stock gains outpacing the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
Check out this article from Bill Pennington, writer for the New York Times' golf blog, On Par
Wednesday is National Golf Day, and a chief goal of the day is to explain golf in all its forms, not just those typically envisioned by non-golfers.
This Op-Ed by Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (NC-2) appeared in The Hill newspaper
From Washington Post's The Reliable Source
How are golf courses like massage parlors? Both have bad reputations with a certain segment of our lawmakers, or so we learned at National Golf Day on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Under current law, golf is lumped in with massage parlors, liquor stores, tanning salons and casinos — all excluded from post-Katrina disaster relief and the stimulus bill.
Coalition on Capitol Hill to Support Game’s Economic, Environmental, Health and Charitable Benefits to Millions of Americans
WE ARE GOLF -- a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners -- today met with Members of Congress during the fifth annual National Golf Day to share stories and data about golf’s diverse businesses, employees, tax revenue creation, tourism and charitable benefits, and environmental leadership.
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