Yes, golf is a game for many, but for some it is a living. Not just a living for professionals in the sport, it is actually a job, an occupation. In fact, you might be surprised to see how much of an impact the game of golf really has on the overall health of the economy.

Moreover, here are some recent statistics that support the game of golf’s impact on the economy:

  • Golf is a nearly $70 billion industry
  • Golf impacts approximately 2 million American jobs with $55.6 billion in annual wage income and makes significant contributions to America’s culture and economy.
  • One out of every 75 jobs in the United States is impacted by the golf industry (2 million out of 150 million)
  • Approximately 143,000 charity events, raising $3.9 billion ($26,300 per event), are held annually with 12 million participants.

These numbers are very positive indicators that the sport we all love is not only an enjoyable way to spend time outdoors with family and friends, it is also doing a lot of good for our economy. So, feel great about setting that next tee time, and “hit away” knowing that your recreation is doing good for others as well.

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