(Washington, D.C., April 13, 2011) - More than 28 million Americans engage in the sport of golf. The golf industry sustains 2 million jobs, providing workers with a combined income of more than $61 billion. This $76 billion industry has had a tangible influence on the American economy, with an overall impact measured at $195 billion. Today, the National Club Association, together with prominent leaders from allied organizations, participates in National Golf Day events alongside members of Congress.
National Golf Day is an opportunity to celebrate golf's social, economic, environmental, health and charitable contributions to America.
"Golf contributes to the well-being of America as more than a leisure activity," said Susanne R. Wegrzyn, NCA President & CEO. "Our continued dialogue with Congress pinpoints the golf industry's impact on the economy, environment, tax revenues and charitable contributions each year and highlights the small businesses and thousands of workers who help the industry to thrive."
NCA Chairman Brian R. Kroh, NCA Director Bob Schramm, NCA President & CEO Susanne R. Wegrzyn and NCA Vice President of Government Relations Brad D. Steele will meet with prominent House and Senate Republicans, including Republican Conference Char Jeb Hensarling (Texas), Republican Policy Committee Chair Tom Price (Ga.), Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) of the Health, Education, Labor & Pension Committee, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and Sen. Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.), the ranking member of HELP Committee.
For more information about National Golf Day, visit http://www.nationalclub.org/advocacy/national_golf_day_2011/.
###Since 1961, the National Club Association (NCA) has served as the primary advocate for private clubs, representing their business, legal and legislative interests, while providing a wealth of invaluable resources to address educational needs of clubs related to operations, model club practices and effective leadership.