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Urging Congress to Expand the Use Criteria for 529 Plans

There are many things that are unique to the world of golf, it's what makes the game so special. But at other times, our industry shares a great deal in common with any other business sectors, whether recreational, tourism or even manufacturing.

A good example is the challenge so many businesses face, finding and hiring and keeping a qualified workforce. As the American Golf Industry Coalition, it is our job to ensure Washington and other policymakers understand the intersection between public policy and the industry.

Recently, our coalition signed on to a broad letter that featured trade associations from across the economy to voice our strong support for the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow's Workforce Act. The legislation would allow Americans to use pre-tax dollars to pay for credentials and industry certifications through their 529 plans.

For those not familiar, a 529 plan allows for the use of pre-tax dollars to pay for education including college. Many of our own members have pointed to the value of this legislation as it would increase the affordability and access of important credentials and certifications across the golf universe including for golf teaching professionals, club managers, and golf course superintendents.

We will continue to work with Congress to advance this legislation.

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