WE ARE GOLF, a coalition of golf’s leading organizations, will host its 10th annual National Golf Day on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 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 to discuss golf’s 15,200-plus diverse businesses, two million jobs impacted, tax revenue creation and tourism value.
Just by looking at those stats, you can clearly see why National Golf Day plays a vital role in our economy and is so important to golfers around the world. Here are just a few stats (courtesy of WeAreGolf.com)
- $176.8 Billion – Total economic impact of golf in America, including direct, indirect and induced impacts.
- $68.8 Billion – Total size of the golf economy nationally.
- $55.6 Billion – Total wage income from about two million U.S. jobs.
- $75 Billion – One in 75 jobs in the U.S. is impacted by the golf industry (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
- $37 Billion – Median green fee in the U.S. Eight out of 10 golfers play public golf.
- 1.98 Million – Number of U.S. jobs impacted by the U.S. golf industry
Golf has a longstanding history of giving back to society. It starts with the values of sportsmanship, respect and integrity that are inherent in the game and passed on to kids who learn the game, and continues with billions of dollars raised annually for charities across the country. Did you know that since 2012, golf has raised nearly $20 billion for various charitable organizations on a national, regional and local levels?
So the next time you’re playing 9-holes, or you’re hiring someone for that pro position in your club, just remember that you’re making a positive impact to our economy and for that we thank you.
Remember to use the hashtag #NGD17