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American Golf Industry Coalition Brings Advocates to Washington D.C. May 8-10 for 16th Annual "National Golf Day" Activities

Event will showcase the industry’s $102 billion economic impact

 

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (April 23, 2024) – The American Golf Industry Coalition (AGIC), comprised of the leading voices in golf, is hosting its 16th annual National Golf Day on May 9, with events kicking off the afternoon prior and concluding with collaborative community service projects on May 10. National Golf Day brings together industry associations, partners, and leaders in the nation’s capital to celebrate the many ways in which the sport and industry positively impact the economy, people, communities and charities.

 

“Our industry continues to provide incredible value to the U.S. economy,” said Greg McLaughlin, CEO of AGIC and World Golf Foundation. “National Golf Day is an important milestone each year when we come together as an industry to share the story of our collective impact.”

 

During the three-day event, a host of representatives from all corners of the industry will converge on Capitol Hill to discuss key issues affecting the golf industry with policymakers. Just last year, the Coalition released a national Economic Impact Study, which shows golf’s growth in popularity as a recreational activity with roughly 1 in 7 people participating and a $102 billion direct economic impact in 2022, an increase of 20% over its $84 billion direct impact in 2016.

 

From promoting the economic and societal benefits of the game to advocating for accessibility and inclusivity within the sport, these discussions serve to underscore the industry’s commitment to strengthening the game and industry.

 

In addition to visiting Capitol Hill, the event will also feature a Congressional Reception in the historic Kennedy Caucus Room, providing industry stakeholders the opportunity to connect with Members of Congress, fostering relationships that are instrumental in advancing the collective goals of the golf community.

 

The event will conclude on May 10th with golf industry representatives participating in two community service projects. In partnership with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, National Park Service, and National Links Trust, more than 200 participants will undertake beautification projects at the National Mall and Langston Golf Course – a beacon of African American golf heritage – aiming to exemplify the industry’s dedication to making a meaningful impact beyond fairways and greens.

 

For more information on the schedule of activities or the economic impact of the golf industry, visit www.golfcoalition.org.  

 

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About American Golf Industry Coalition

 

The American Golf Industry Coalition (AGIC) is a partnership among golf's leading organizations to promote the collective interests of the sport by advocating for legislative and regulatory issues of importance and advancing golf’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts under the industry movement, Make Golf Your Thing. AGIC works to tell the story of golf’s contribution to the economy, health and wellness benefits, charitable giving, and environmental and sustainability initiatives. The organization unites the industry in pursuit of goals designed to enhance the vitality and diversity of both the business and recreational levels of the sport. Since 2000, the following organizations and companies have supported AGIC and Make Golf Your Thing: 

  

Partnering Organizations

Golf Companies/Brands

 

AJGA

ASGCA

CMAA

IAGA

GCBAA

GCSAA

LPGA

National Club Association

National Golf Foundation

NGCOA

PGA TOUR

PGA of America

USGA

U.S. Golf Manufacturer’s Council

 

Acushnet

adidas

Arcis Golf

Blue One Resort

Bridgestone Golf

CAA Sports

Century Golf

Club Car

Envu

Golf Pride

GOLFTEC

GolfZon

Harrell’s

John Deere Golf

Marriott Golf

KemperSports

 

PGA Golf Exhibitions

PING

PXG

Rain Bird

Srixon | Cleveland Golf | XXIO

Syngenta

TaylorMade Golf

Topgolf Callaway Brands

TROON

U.S. Kids Golf

Wadsworth Golf Charities

Western Golf Association

Yamaha Golf-Car Company

Youth on Course

 

 

CONTACT

Jane Fader, jfader@worldgolffoundation.org (for American Golf Industry Coalition)

Grace Moster, gm2@prismgroup.global (Prism Group)

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