GOLF 20/20 OVERVIEW
GOLF 20/20's mission is to unite and activate the golf
industry around key strategic initiatives that increase
participation and retention of participants, inspire involvement
and interest in the game, and promote sustainable best practices
for golf facilities.
Launched in early 2000, GOLF 20/20 is a unique collaboration
designed to galvanize the industry around strategic initiatives and
grass-roots activation to ensure the future vitality of the game of
golf. The fundamental principle behind GOLF 20/20 is that golf
benefits society and that accelerating the growth of the game and
expanding its accessibility will improve the quality of life for
those who are introduced to its positive values.
GOLF 20/20's strategic direction from 2015 to 2017 includes the
- To facilitate the integration of industry efforts to grow
participation in the sport.
- To foster awareness and collaboration to assure a viable future
for golf facilities.
- To transform the perception of golf to a sport that is
welcoming to all.
One of GOLF 20/20's major initiatives has been a comprehensive
analysis of golf's significant contributions to the U.S. economy.
GOLF 20/20, working in conjunction with research partner SRI
International, has provided detailed snapshots of golf's role in
underpinning a healthy economy at both the state and national
levels. The most recent report, the 2011 Golf Economy Report,
measured golf's direct economic contributions in the U.S. at $68.8
billion, and found that the industry has impacted 2 million jobs
with total wage income of $55.6 billion.
Significant efforts are also underway to quantify golf's impact
at the state level. GOLF 20/20 and SRI have collaborated on a
template through which states can measure and demonstrate golf's
contributions to a variety of key constituencies. In total, impact
reports have been completed for 33 states, and it is planned
to complete approximately four new state reports each year.
Click here to view an overview of activities
in which GOLF 20/20 is engaged.