Get Social - April 16th is National Golf Day

LPGA Teaching and Club Professional President Dana Rader, Nancy Henderson, the LPGA’s Senior Vice President and Executive Director of T&CP and The LPGA Foundation and Kiernan Schindler, Director of LPGA-USGA Girls Golf join many from the American golf community today on Capitol Hill for National Golf Day. The contingent will tell Congress why golf is more than just a game.

"It is a pleasure to represent the LPGA at National Golf Day and to be able to share with legislators golf's profound economic and charitable impact around the country," said Henderson.

You don't have to be in Washington, D.C., on April 16 to participate in National Golf Day. Join your peers by sharing the value of golf through Twitter using the hashtag #iamgolf. Visit and type your Twitter message and the hashtag, and your web address will automatically be added.

You can send messages through your business or personal accounts about the value of golf. Need some suggestions? Consider these possible messages:

• 2 million jobs are supported by golf in America. At we've got the numbers. #iamgolf

• Why is golf more than just a game for you? Tell Congress by using the hashtag #iamgolf. More at

• Did you know you burn 2,000 calories walking an 18-hole golf course? More stats like this at #iamgolf

• $3.9 billion = the national charitable impact of golf. At we've got an infographic with more #iamgolf

• Did you know 2,500 sq ft of turfgrass on a golf course releases enough oxygen for a family of 4 to breathe? #iamgolf

Invite others, including your followers, to share their thoughts on what golf means to them. In addition to your Twitter feeds, consider posting on Facebook as well.

A day-long exhibit in the Rayburn Foyer will feature live lessons throughout the day for members of Congress and staff from Golf Channel’s Michael Breed (Host of “The Golf Fix”) and LPGA Professional Dana Rader; an aboutGolf simulator with a “Closest to the Pin” contest; state-of-the-art swing analysis from GolfTEC; Birdie Ball, the latest at-home training technology; a Republican vs. Democrat “Putting Challenge;” and a golf educational display.

A year ago, the first #iamgolf initiative reached over 5.8 million people on Twitter and prompted tweets from pro golfers, dozens of leading golf organizations, golf charities, golf gear companies, Members of Congress and everyday Americans who tweeted about their own experiences with golf and its impact on their lives.

Golf is a $70 billion industry, providing nearly 2 million jobs and total wage income of $55.6 billion. That’s larger than the spectator sports and performing arts industries combined. Check out our National Golf Day infographic for more facts: here

Topics: Teaching and Club Professionals

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