WE ARE GOLF to Host National Mall Community Service Project in D.C. with Industry Leaders

WE ARE GOLF to Host National Mall Community Service Project in D.C. with Industry Leaders

April 25 Celebration to Commemorate National Golf Day’s 10th Anniversary

(ST. AUGUSTINE, FL) WE ARE GOLF – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – today announces it will host a community service project in celebration of National Golf Day’s 10thanniversary. The event will take place Tuesday, April 25 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. EST on the National Mall and will focus on beautification and land preservation.

In collaboration with Michael Stachowicz, Turf Management Specialist at the National Park Service, members of golf’s allied associations will assist with projects ranging from the U.S. Capitol Building to 7th Street. Activities include raking, overseeding, aerating, brushing walkways and sprucing up gravel pathways. All participants will be divided into teams and each will be assigned a captain who will oversee the project.

Additionally, PGA Professionals from the Middle Atlantic Section of the PGA of America will be on hand to provide helpful tips and mini lessons to those taking in the sights at the National Mall.

“We look forward to giving back to the community and enhancing the beauty of the National Mall while engaging D.C. tourists through an interactive golf display,” says Steve Mona, Chief Executive Officer of World Golf Foundation (WGF), administrator of WE ARE GOLF. “This project will set the tone for National Golf Day on April 26 and further exemplify the industry’s commitment to charitable causes both on and off the golf course.”

National Golf Day celebrates the game’s nearly $70 billion economic impact, $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.

To join the conversation, visit the WE ARE GOLF social media hub. Use #NGD17 and @wearegolf on Twitter and Instagram to show your support for the golf industry.

For more information on the community service project, click here. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Peggy Norton with WGF (pnorton@worldgolffoundation.org).

About WE ARE GOLF

WE ARE GOLF, created in 2010, is an industry coalition that communicates the economic, charitable and environmental impact of golf, as well the health and wellness benefits of the game and the affordability and accessibility of golf, to Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and regulatory agencies.  The goal of WE ARE GOLF is to ensure that laws and regulations that impact the golf industry are fair and appropriate to an industry that generates nearly $70 billion in economic impact annually, impacts close to two million American jobs and generates nearly $4 billion in charitable giving each year.

WE ARE GOLF, Topgolf Expand Partnership for National Golf Day 2016

we are golfWE ARE GOLF, Topgolf Expand Partnership for National Golf Day 2016

Free Lessons Offered at Topgolf’s 21 Venues on May 18
(ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.) – WE ARE GOLF – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – today announces it will once again partner with Topgolf for National Golf Day 2016, offering free golf lessons at the company’s 21 venues nationwide.

Taking place on Wednesday, May 18, Topgolf is attempting to set a company record for most golf lessons taught in one day. Any guest who visits a location on May 18 will receive a free five-minute golf lesson. Slow-motion video swing analysis through the Topgolf U instructional program is also available.

“Last year’s partnership with Topgolf engaged thousands of its guests who are not core golfers and may not have been aware of National Golf Day and the impact of the game across America,” says Steve Mona, CEO of World Golf Foundation. “Through Topgolf, we are able to reach millennials and engage new audiences by showing how golf is fun, young and cool.”

New for this year, WE ARE GOLF will host a “National Golf Day Launch Party” on Tuesday evening, May 17, at the Hawk ‘n’ Dove on Capitol Hill and Topgolf will serve as a partner, providing giveaways to attendees.

“We are proud to celebrate the golf industry on National Golf Day by offering our guests a fun, free and easy way to improve their swing,” said Topgolf Entertainment Group Co-Chairman and CEO Erik Anderson. “With the recent relaunch of our Topgolf U instructional program, Topgolf is doubling down on our commitment to help grow the game by exposing our guests to the sport in a high-energy, innovative and non-intimidating atmosphere.”

For National Golf Day’s ninth consecutive year, golf industry leaders will meet with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and federal agencies to discuss golf’s nearly $70 billion economy, $4 billion annual charitable impact and many environmental and fitness benefits. Throughout the day, participants will share stories about the game’s 15,000-plus diverse businesses, impact on nearly two million jobs across America, tax revenue creation, tourism and ecological value.

National Golf Day in April 2015 was the most successful to date with more than 100 Congressional meetings in one day. Globally, the #NGD15 Twitter campaign eclipsed 37.6 million impressions and reached 19.8 million accounts, including 3.3 million users in a one-hour span.

To join the conversation, visit the WE ARE GOLF social media hub. Use #NGD16 and @wearegolf on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to show your support for the industry and share why golf is more than a game to you.

About WE ARE GOLF

WE ARE GOLF, created in 2010, is an industry coalition that communicates the economic, charitable and environmental impact of golf, as well as the health and wellness benefits of the game and the affordability and accessibility of golf, to Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and regulatory agencies. The goal of WE ARE GOLF is to ensure that laws and regulations that impact the golf industry are equitable and appropriate to an industry that generates nearly $70 billion in economic impact annually, impacts close to two million jobs and generates nearly $4 billion in charitable giving each year.

For more information, please visit www.wearegolf.org.

About Topgolf

Topgolf is a global sports entertainment community creating the best times of your life, with 24 locations serving 8 million guests annually. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Each venue offers an upscale and playful experience, featuring an impressive food and beverage menu, music, games, climate-controlled hitting bays, and hundreds of HDTVs. Topgolf also brings fun, interactive experiences to the community through its Topgolf U lessons, leagues, tournaments, KidZone parties, and social and corporate events.

To learn more about Topgolf, follow @Topgolf or visit www.topgolf.com.

Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III, Vice Captain Steve Stricker to Attend National Golf Day 2016

Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III, Vice Captain Steve Stricker to Attend National Golf Day 2016

May 18 Capitol Hill Event Features Industry Leaders Discussing Game’s Benefits with Legislators

(ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.)WE ARE GOLF – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – today announces 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III and Vice Captain Steve Stricker will be attending National Golf Day on Wednesday, May 18.

A native of Sea Island, Ga., Love won a total of 21 events on the PGA TOUR, including the PGA Championship (1997) and THE PLAYERS Championship (1992, 2003). He also participated on six Ryder Cup and six Presidents Cup teams.

During his career, Love attained status as No. 3 in the Official World Golf Ranking and resided in the top-10 for over 450 weeks. Recently, he was selected as the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain, to be held at Hazeltine National Golf Club (Chaska, Minn.) Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. This marks Love’s second appearance as Ryder Cup Captain, holding the same duties in 2012.

“With one in 75 U.S. jobs impacted by the golf industry, the game contributes to our economy on a local, regional and national scale,” says Love. “National Golf Day offers a unique opportunity to share the game’s many benefits with our Congressional leaders.”

Stricker currently plays on the PGA TOUR with 12 wins in his career, including the John Deere Classic three times. He has also made five appearances in The Presidents Cup and three in the Ryder Cup for Team USA.

Reaching No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking, he boasts 253 weeks in the top-10. Stricker’s most successful season occurred in 2009 when he recorded three tournament victories and finished second on the TOUR money list. In late 2015, Stricker was named as a 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Vice Captain alongside Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk.

“2016 is a historic year for golf as it makes its return to the Olympics, ending a 100-plus-year drought,” says Stricker. “We look forward to meeting with our nation’s lawmakers to share details about golf’s various economic, charitable and environmental benefits.”

For the ninth consecutive year, golf industry leaders will meet with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and federal agencies to discuss golf’s nearly $70 billion economy, $4 billion annual charitable impact and many environmental and fitness benefits. Throughout the day, participants will share stories about the game’s 15,000-plus diverse businesses, the two million jobs that are impacted by the industry, tax revenue creation, tourism and ecological value.

National Golf Day in April 2015 was the most successful to date with over 120 Congressional meetings in one day. Globally, the #NGD15 Twitter campaign eclipsed 37.6 million impressions and reached 19.8 million accounts, including 3.3 million users in a one-hour span.

To join the conversation, visit the WE ARE GOLF social media hub. Use #NGD16 and @wearegolf on Twitter and Instagram to show your support for the golf industry.

About WE ARE GOLF

WE ARE GOLF, created in 2010, is an industry coalition that communicates the economic, charitable and environmental impact of golf, as well the health and wellness benefits of the game and the affordability and accessibility of golf, to Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and regulatory agencies.  The goal of WE ARE GOLF is to ensure that laws and regulations that impact the golf industry are equitable and appropriate to an industry that generates nearly $70 billion in economic impact annually, impacts close to two million jobs and generates nearly $4 billion in charitable giving each year.

For more information, please visit www.wearegolf.org.

National Golf Day 2016 Set for May 18 in Washington, D.C.

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National Golf Day 2016 Set for May 18 in Washington, D.C.
Industry Leaders to Visit Capitol Hill for Ninth Annual Event
(ST. AUGUSTINE, FL) – WE ARE GOLF – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – today announces the ninth annual National Golf Day will be held Wednesday, May 18 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 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, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of World Golf Foundation, 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.”

In April 2015, National Golf Day was the most successful to date with over 120 scheduled Congressional meetings in one day. Globally, the #NGD15 Twitter campaign eclipsed 37 million impressions and reached 19.8 million accounts, including 3.3 million users in a one-hour span.

Organizations who participated include 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, World Golf Foundation and others.

To join the conversation, visit the WE ARE GOLF social media hub. Use #NGD16 and @wearegolf on Twitter and Instagram to show your support for the golf industry.
About WE ARE GOLF

WE ARE GOLF, created in 2010, is an industry coalition that communicates the economic, charitable and environmental impact of golf, as well the health and wellness benefits of the game and the affordability and accessibility of golf, to Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and regulatory agencies. The goal of WE ARE GOLF is to ensure that laws and regulations that impact the golf industry are fair and appropriate to an industry that generates nearly $70 billion in economic impact annually, employs close to two million Americans and generates nearly $4 billion in charitable giving each year.

For more information, please visit www.wearegolf.org.