Charity & Giving
GOLF 20/20 -- the collaboration of leading organizations representing all segments of the United States golf industry - today announces golf's charitable impact of $3.9 billion in 2011.
According to a study conducted by the National Golf Foundation, golf as a fundraising vehicle includes an estimated:
12,000 golf facilities (75 percent of U.S. total)
12 million participants
$26,300 average per function
This article by Sports Illustrated Senior Write Austin Murphy details how golf manufacturers are doing their part to chip in for the Wounded Warriors Project and how no sport has done more than golf to embrace the charity that has helped thousands of injured service members:
Golf Digest writer Bob Carney had this to say about the ceremony honoring members of the military at the AT&T National with host Tiger Woods, Commissioner Tim Finchem, and Reps. Joe Baca, Cedric Richmond, Albio Sires and Phil Gingrey in attendance:
Wednesday as we drove into Congressional CC past the AT&T National practice range on pro-am day, Congressman Joe Baca, a 2-handicap and leader of the Congressional "golf caucus" offered this sage advice to his Capitol colleagues sharing our van: "Want to learn something, watch the guys in the long pants, not the ones in the shorts."
The golf community has extended a helping hand to an Ohio high school team devastated by a tornado that killed one player’s father, demolished the school and leveled some of the players’ homes.
The tornado ripped through Millbury, near Toledo, late June 5, with winds reportedly reaching 165 mph.
The USGA and the National Alliance for Accessible Golf Expand Golf Opportunities for Individuals with DisabilitiesApril 6th, 2010
FAR HILLS, N.J., and RESTON, Va. -- Through a grant from the United States Golf Association, the National Alliance for Accessible Golf is expanding its efforts to provide financial assistance and resources to help make the game of golf more accessible to people with disabilities.