The leading organizations within the industry that comprise Golf 20/20 set out to answer that question and the results may surprise you.
In 2011, the last year for which complete data was available, golf generated $68.8 billion of goods and services in the U.S. When you look at the total indirect and induced impact the game had on the economy it came to $176.8 billion supporting 1.98 million jobs with total wage income of $55.6 billion.
In keeping with its trend of adding new events in overseas markets, LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan announced on Monday that the newest women’s professional event will be held on Paradise Island, Bahamas.
The newly minted and as yet unnamed event will be sponsored by Pure Silk and will be played May 23-26 on the Ocean Club Golf Course at the Atlantis Resort. The tour is also expected to announce a new event in Beijing, bringing the Asian event schedule up to five.
For the last 16 years, Eric Lastowka has worked as an environmental engineer in Titleist’s ball manufacturing plant in Brockton, Mass. Now he is a world champion.
Participating in the Senior Division of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship for the first time, Lastowka beat 63 division qualifiers to become this year’s Longest Senior Driver with a 355-yard poke.
Donald Trump has been the talk of the UK since running this ad in a couple of Aberdeen newspapers. The proposed wind farms, which Trump vehemently opposes, would be within sight of Trump International Golf Links.
According to numerous real estate sources in the Palm Beach Gardens area, Rory McIlroy has signed a contract to purchase a $10 million, 10,000-square-foot home in the Old Gate community of Jupiter across the street from the Bear’s Club where he is a member.
The home, built in 2012 and owned by developer Christian Demers, has six bedrooms, nine baths, a gym, backyard putting green and deepwater dock.
Donald Trump has stirred up plenty of controversy in the UK, but his new course, Trump International Golf Links, is widely considered one his greatest creations and one of the best links courses in the world.
Erik Compton is the only heart transplant recipient ever to compete on the PGA Tour. Now he is the recipient of the Babe Didrickson Zaharias Courage Award presented by the United States Sports Academy.