Representatives from Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Club Managers Association of America, National Golf Course Owner’s Association and the Professional Golf Association of America will attend the third annual National Golf Day, April 28 in Washington, D.C., as part of the newly formed We Are Golf coalition.
The representatives will educate lawmakers about the U.S. golf industry’s very significant economic, environmental and social contributions.
The We Are Golf coalition retained the Podesta Group, a Washington, D.C.-based government and public affairs firm, to coordinate the initiative’s unprecedented legislative efforts concerning small business, labor, tax and environmental goals. Its objective is to assist the coalition in getting the golf industry a seat at the table when important and relevant legislation is being developed.
As part of the GCSAA delegation, President James R. Fitzroy, CGCS; CEO Mark Woodward, CGCS, and Rafael Barajas, CGCS, will join other association leaders to represent the industry in meetings with Democratic and Republican leadership, as well as the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. These opportunities allow We Are Golf to share quantifiable data demonstrating that golf isn’t just a game, but an industry that contributes billions each year to local, state and national economies, and employs more than two million people nationwide.