Tuesday, April 9, 2013

WE ARE GOLF Returns to Capitol Hill for 6th Annual National Golf Day

Industry-wide Alliance to Share Stories, New Data about Game’s Impact

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – WE ARE GOLF – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – will meet with members of Congress on National Golf Day, Tuesday, April 16, to share stories and new data about golf’s diverse businesses, employees, tax revenue creation, tourism and charitable benefits, and environmental leadership.

Organizations participating include: Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), PGA of America, PGA TOUR and World Golf Foundation. A list of representatives to attend:

* Pete Bevacqua, CEO, PGA of America
* Peter Broome, Chairman, United States Golf Manufacturers Council
* Rhett Evans, CEO, GCSAA
* Michael Hughes, CEO, NGCOA
* Steve Mona, CEO, World Golf Foundation
* Joe Ogilvie, current PGA TOUR player
* Jim Singerling, CEO, CMAA
* Leading golf course superintendents, small business owners, manufacturers, etc.

WE ARE GOLF will again bring a cast of story-tellers to Capitol Hill to discuss what golf has meant to them, and will share the latest statistics about golf’s economic and charitable contributions from updated industry reports.

A day-long exhibit in the Rayburn Foyer will feature live lessons throughout the day for members of Congress and staff from Golf Channel’s Michael Breed (Host of “The Golf Fix”) and LPGA Professional Dana Rader; an aboutGolf simulator with a “Closest to the Pin” contest; state-of-the-art swing analysis from GolfTEC; Birdie Ball, the latest at-home training technology; a Republican vs. Democrat “Putting Challenge;” and a golf educational display.

New for 2013, WE ARE GOLF will present the first-ever “Lawmaker of the Year” award at 12 noon in the Rayburn Foyer to Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC).

For more information about National Golf Day: wearegolf.org/national-golf-day-2013.

To join the social conversation, visit twitter.wearegolf.org and use #iamgolf to tweet why golf is more than a game to you.

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