New Study Shows Golf’s Economic Impact Is $84.1 Billion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Golf industry leaders participated in a record-high 230 meetings with members of Congress representing 40 states to discuss the game’s economic, social and environmental contributions to society during today’s 11th annual National Golf Day on Capitol Hill.

Conversations with Senate, House of Representatives, Executive Branch and federal agencies’ directors coincided with Tuesday’s release of the new U.S. Golf Economy Report, conducted by TEConomy Partners.  It shows $84.1 billion in activity was directly driven by golf in 2016, a 22% rise from $68.8 billion in the 2011 report.  The industry supported $191.9 billion in total annual activity, including 1.89 million jobs and $58.7 billion in wages and benefits.  Demonstrating golfers’ and businesses’ commitments to charity, $3.94 billion was raised in 2016 through tournaments and other golf activities.

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