Media Conference to Be Held Before National Golf Day in D.C.
(ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.) – WE ARE GOLF – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – will announce the new U.S. Golf Economy Report findings on Tuesday, April 24 in Washington, D.C. at the National Press Club. Media are invited to attend the conference from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
Based on the latest data available, the study was conducted by GOLF 20/20 and TEConomy Partners. The results will show the total annual economic impact that golf is responsible for in the U.S.
“Golf continues to be a powerful economic force that helps to propel the nation forward," says Steve Mona, World Golf Foundation CEO, administrator of GOLF 20/20 and WE ARE GOLF. “This information highlights the significance golf holds for millions of American workers and their families, who benefit from a robust, healthy industry. We look forward to discussing what is a serious financial boost since the previous review.”
With a briefing at the National Press Club open to national and local media members, Mona and other industry leaders, will disclose the newest economic numbers as part of the National Golf Day celebration.
Since 2000, this is the fourth such analysis to measure the game’s positive impact on multiple sectors of the U.S. economy. Several segments of the golf industry were researched, including facility operations, tourism, real estate, supplies, tournaments, associations, charitable events and capital investment.
Last conducted in 2011, the U.S. Golf Economy Report established the total impact of the golf industry to be $68.8 billion. This industry research is conducted every five years.
As for the 11th annual National Golf Day, it will bring industry leaders to Capitol Hill to meet with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and federal agencies to discuss golf’s 15,000 diverse businesses, two million jobs impacted, tax revenue creation and tourism value.
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About WE ARE GOLF
WE ARE GOLF, created in 2010, is an industry coalition that communicates the economic, charitable and environmental impact of golf, as well the health and wellness benefits of the game and the affordability and accessibility of golf, to Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and regulatory agencies. The goal of WE ARE GOLF is to ensure that laws and regulations that impact the golf industry are fair and appropriate to an industry that generates nearly $70 billion in economic impact annually, impacts close to two million American jobs and generates nearly $4 billion in charitable giving each year.
For more information, please visit www.wearegolf.org.