Cardiogolf creator and Vice-President of the LPGA T&CP Karen Palacios-Jansen will be on Capitol Hill Wednesday, April 25, 2017 along with other LPGA representatives evangelizing the sport of Golf for National Golf Day, hosted by, WE ARE GOLF, a coalition of golf’s leading organizations.
Karen will demonstrate her Cardiogolf program and how golf can be exercise.
LPGA and other leading golf industry organizations will celebrate and promote golf’s contributions of nearly $4 billion annual charitable and economic impact worldwide.
Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Jansen and the PGA TOUR’s Billy Hurley III will also attend National Golf Day’s 10th anniversary.
Dan Jansen an avid golfer and fitness professional, who holds an annual charity golf tournament to benefit the Dan Jansen Foundation, will talk about the benefits that the game of golf has on health and wellness. Billy Hurley III, a graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2004 and former Naval officer will talk about how golf contributes to the military and their families.
Throughout the event, golf’s leaders and other special guests will discuss the game’s tax benefits to local communities and the impact the game has on the economy and charitable contributions.
Organizations include We Are Golf, Club Managers Association of America, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), Ladies Professional Golf Association, National Golf Course Owners Association, PGA of America (PGA), PGA TOUR, United States Golf Association, United States Golf Manufacturers Council, World Golf Foundation and others.
“Golf plays a significant role in stimulating our economy and is very accessible, with nine of 10 golfers playing public facilities,” says Congressman James E. Clyburn, Assistant Democratic Leader (D-SC). “National Golf Day is an opportunity for the industry to share golf’s many benefits with Congressional leaders in D.C.”
For more information visit WE ARE GOLF.