National Golf Day is an annual event that celebrates the game of golf, its players, and its impact on American culture and the economy.
The event was founded in 2010 by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) and the World Golf Foundation (WGF) to draw attention to the game’s vitality and impact on communities across the United States.
The day was created to celebrate the millions of Americans who play golf, recognize the contributions of the golf industry to the national economy, and promote the game’s many benefits to communities. National Golf Day is celebrated on the first Thursday in May every year.
On National Golf Day, golf courses around the country open their doors to the public for free, offering special promotions, discounts, and free lessons. Many golf courses also host special tournaments, clinics, and other activities to promote the game’s appeal.
The day is also used to recognize the contributions of golf professionals, golf course owners and operators, and golf associations to the game. The PGA and WGF recognize leaders in the golf industry with special awards and honors, and many courses and golf organizations host special events and activities to show their appreciation.
To promote the game of golf on a larger scale, the PGA and WGF use National Golf Day to connect with the media, government officials, and other influential figures in the golf world. On this day, the PGA and WGF issue press releases, host events, and meet with stakeholders to discuss the game’s importance.
The golf industry has a significant economic impact on the United States. According to the National Golf Day website, the game generates $84.1 billion in economic activity annually, supports more than 2.2 million jobs, and generates $4.3 billion in annual federal tax revenue.
National Golf Day is a day to celebrate the game of golf and its many benefits.
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, the day is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the game, recognize the contributions of golf professionals, and recognize the importance of the game’s economic impact on the United States.