The California Alliance for Golf (CAG) released today the 2013 California Golf Economy: Economic & Environmental Impact Report.
Commissioned by Golf 20/20 for the California Alliance for Golf and prepared by SRI International, the 52-page report documents the golf industry's financial impact upon the state - $13.1 billion of overall economic activity that supports more than 128,000 jobs and $4.1 billion of wage income. It also shows the industry's substantial charitable impact - roughly $346.6 million in 2011 alone.
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January 7, 2013
GOLF 20/20 Reports Golf’s Economic Impact of $68.8 Billion
(ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA.) – GOLF 20/20 -- The collaboration of leading organizations representing all segments of the United States golf industry reports golf’s economic impact of $68.8billion in 2011.
In a study conducted by SRI International, findings are based on several core segments (golf facility operations, golf course capital investment, golfer supplies, tournaments and associations, and charities) and enabled categories (real estate, hospitality and tourism).
This article by Monte Burke appeared in the Sports Money section of Forbes on June 12.
The Golden State’s economic situation is a mess. Last month, California Governor, Jerry Brown, announced that his state—despite cuts and other measures—still faces at least a $16 billion budget deficit. The talking heads at Fox News went on air to boldly proclaim that California “is no Greece…yet.”
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.
This Op-Ed by Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (NC-2) appeared in The Hill newspaper
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.
167,000 Floridians work in the golf industry. The PGA Tour, PGA of America and World Golf Hall of Fame among others are headquartered here.
Florida golf isn't just the army of northerners that descend on towns from Milton to Miami each winter, hitting every public, semi-private and resort course for precious rounds they can't get at their snow-covered homes.
Golf fans will long remember the PGA Championship's return to Wisconsin's Whistling Straits for the way it ended, but the state's golf industry will no doubt savor memories from the way it began: with the release of a study detailing the sport's economic impact on the Badger State.