NATIONAL GOLF DAY
Wednesday, May 18
Leaders of the U.S.golf industry have long recognized the need
for the industry to speak with a strong and unified voice to
elected officials on issues of common concern. Toward that end,
leaders from the industry's major Allied Associations have
determined that hosting an annual National Golf Day in Washington,
D.C.affords an outstanding opportunity for the industry to reach
out to Members of Congress in a coordinated and effective
National Golf Day will be held Wednesday, May 18 on
Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
National Golf 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 on Capitol Hill
to discuss golf's 15,000-plus diverse businesses, two million
employees, tax revenue creation and tourism value.
"With 2016 being an election year, it's even more
important for political leaders to understand the impact our
industry has on local communities and millions of Americans," said
Steve Mona, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of World Golf Foundation,
administrator of WE ARE GOLF. "Since our first event in 2008,
National Golf Day has educated our nation's lawmakers about the
countless benefits of the game and we look forward to continuing
this agenda in May."
In April 2015, National Golf Day was the most successful
to date with over 120 scheduled Congressional meetings in one day.
Globally, the #NGD15 Twitter campaign eclipsed 37 million
impressions and reached 19.8 million accounts, including 3.3
million users in a one-hour span.
Organizations who participated include the Club Managers
Association of America, Golf Course Superintendents Association of
America, Ladies Professional Golf Association, National Golf Course
Owners Association, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, United States Golf
Association, United States Golf Manufacturers Council, World Golf
Foundation and others.
To join the conversation, visit the WE ARE GOLF social
media hub. Use #NGD16 and @wearegolf on Twitter and Instagram to
show your support for the golf industry.
To learn more about National Golf Day, CLICK HERE.