It’s National Golf Day, which means golf industry leaders and PGA Tour winner Billy Hurley III will be on Capitol Hill.
A coalition of golf’s leading organizations, known as WE ARE GOLF, is scheduled to meet with members of Congress to discuss the sports economy and impact.
To mark the 10th annual celebration, WE ARE GOLF has partnered with Topgolf to offer free golf lessons today at all of its 27 venues across the country.
Record 175 Congressional Meetings, Nearly 200 Attendees from 35 U.S. States Showcase the Game’s Benefits in D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – WE ARE GOLF – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – today visited Capitol Hill for the 10th annual National Golf Day to discuss the game’s nearly $70 billion economic impact, $4 billion annual charitable impact, environmental value to local communities and fitness benefits. A record 175 Congressional meetings were scheduled and nearly 200 attendees from 35 U.S. states participated.
Some of the game’s biggest names take to the nation’s capital to celebrate National Golf Day.
Billy Hurley III is a native of Leesburg, Virginia who became the first graduate of the United States Naval Academy to join the the PGA Tour as a member in 2012. He served actively in the United States Navy from 2004 – 2009 following graduation from the United States Naval Academy with a degree in Quantitative Economics. During his duty he was stationed in Annapolis, MD, Mayport, FL and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, including his time aboard the USS Chung-Hoon.
Billy grew up in Leesburg, Virginia, the oldest of four children. His father, Bill, introduced him to golf at a young age, and his mother, Cheryl, supported his growing passion by driving him to countless tournaments. During his senior year at Loudoun County High School, he was named to the all-state team and ranked third in Virginia.