This year marks the 10th anniversary of National Golf Day! This day celebrates the game’s nearly $70 billion economy, $4 billion annual charitable impact and many environmental and fitness benefits. Industry leaders will meet with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and federal agencies to discuss golf’s 15,200-plus diverse businesses, two million jobs impacted, tax revenue creation and tourism value. I am proud to again represent the golf industry as a GCSAA Grassroots Ambassador in Washington D.C. for NGD 2017.
National Golf Day focuses on 5 key benefits of golf; Economic, Charitable, Environmental, Health & Wellness, and golf’s ability to be A Game For all.
In May 2016, National Golf Day was the most successful so far with over 120 scheduled Congressional meetings in one day. Globally, the #NGD16 Twitter campaign eclipsed 52 million impressions and reached 17.7 million accounts, including 4.4 million users in a one-hour span. Steve Mona, Chief Executive Officer of World Golf Foundation, is the administrator of WE ARE GOLF. He has said, “We are optimistic about the momentum for golf in 2017 and also pleased with the strides our industry has made on Capitol Hill in the last decade to ensure that golf’s interests are effectively represented.”
My agenda this year will include:
GCSAA Community Service Project – National Mall- Golf industry leaders will arrive Monday, April 24 to participate in a community service initiative on the National Mall the morning of Tuesday, April 25. The initiative will focus on beautification, preservation and helping the National Park Service with turf deferred maintenance.
The First Tee Congressional Breakfast
Rayburn Foyer Room Kick-off. WE ARE GOLF Exhibits Open
Grass root s ambassador Legislative Visits to Key Congressional Members and Staff – Golf and the environment WOTUS, EPA , H2B, PHIT
Why is Golf more than a game to you? Please share your story!