National Golf Day Is April 15 At Nation’s Capital

National Golf Day—sponsored by We Are Golf—is the industry’s effort to impress upon US law and policy makers the importance of the sport. The eighth edition is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15 on Capitol Hill in Washigton, D.C.

The goal is to let members of Congress, the Executive Branch and federal agencies learn about golf’s $70 billion economy, $4 billion charitable impact and benefits including environmental and fitness.

“Planning for golf’s much anticipated return to Capitol Hill is in full swing and we look forward to an even more successful event in 2015,” said Steve Mona, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of World Golf Foundation, administrator of WE ARE GOLF. “The primary goal as an industry is to make sure our voice is heard in Washington, D.C. to ensure laws and regulations that impact the golf industry are fair and appropriate.”

Mike Hughes, CEO of the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), was recently named WE ARE GOLF Board Chairman for 2015. He succeeds Rhett Evans, CEO of the Golf Course Superintendents Association, who served as the 2014 Board Chairman.

In 2014, National Golf Day scheduled 120 Congressional meetings, while its #NGD14 Twitter campaign reached 7.4 million accounts.

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