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Page Background The publisher of Global Golf Post, Jim Nugent recently

wrote an excellent article for

the February 4, 2017 issue.

It outlined the extensive

amounts of money raised to

support charitable efforts in

the United States every year.

Most people are aware of the

$2.4 billion the PGA Tour has

raised through its tournaments,

since 1938. The 2016 Players

Championship alone raised a

total contribution of $8.5million.

The LPGA Tour also creates

needed dollars for the

communities it visits. In

Toledo, the 2016 Marathon

Classic distributed $550,000

to 21 area children’s charities.

Together the PGA and LPGA

Tours generate over $200

million of the $3.9 billion

annually given to charities

through golf related events.

Where does the other $3.7

billion come from?

Average golfers participating

in every conceivable size and

type of golf outing or event

make up the difference. Every

year more than 12 million

participants take part in

143,000 golf events at over

12,700 courses in the United

States, and on average each

event raises $26,400.




million golfers in the U.S, over

50% of golfers in the country

account for the $3.7 billion of

charitable contributions.

If you participated in a golf

outing or benefit in 2016 at

your local golf course, give

yourself a BIG


You DUN Real Good!

The numbers are Astounding!

Golf annually donates more

through its charitable activities

than Major League Baseball,

the National Football League

and the National Basketball

League combined.

Although golf is portrayed as

an elitist sport, which limits

the ability of less fortunate

Americans to participate in

the sport. I would argue that

Americans with disposable

income that play in charitable

golf outings, contribute more

than their fair share and

support their communities.

The gigantic amount of

charitable dollars generated

throughgolf isunprecedented.

The mass media does not

address this single fact and is

missing a great story. One that

Jim Nugent illustrated so well in his piece in the February 4 th issue of Global Golf Post; be sure to read it here.

Golf does not

get the credit

it is due. Golf ’s


impact is

greater than

that of MLB,

the NFL, NBA

and the NHL


Golf Generates

$3.9 Billion Annually

for Charity

By: Fred Altvater

NWO Golf Links