National Golf Day 2016 set for May 18

By |  January 11, 2016 0 Comments

we-are-golf-logoWe Are Golf, a coalition of golf’s leading organizations, has announced it will host the ninth annual National Golf Day on May 18, 2016, 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 again 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, CEO of World Golf Foundation and 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.”

The 2015 event, which had 100 scheduled Congressional meetings in one day, featured industry leaders from 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, WGF and others.

In 2015, the National Golf Day Twitter campaign, #NGD15, exceeded more than 37.6 million impressions — 16 million in 2014 and 7.2 million in 2013. More than 19.8 million Twitter and Facebook unique accounts were reached in a 30-day span. During #NGD15’s peak on April 15 between 2 and 3 p.m. EST, the campaign exceeded 4.2 million Twitter impressions.

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