Golf: More Jobs, Lower Healthcare Costs?
I’ve always loved sports – especially lacrosse, football and baseball – and, on occasion, golf. Now that I’m in public office, I’ve come to realize that the golf course isn’t just a place to broker deals or enjoy a few hours in the sun. Here in Maryland, golf generates more than 14,000 jobs and has a $1.3 billion economic impact.
- 2 million: Jobs supported by golf in America.
- $176.8 billion: Golf’s total impact on the American economy.
- 2,000: Calories burned walking an 18-hole golf course.
- $3.9 billion: National charitable impact of golf.
- 2,500: Square footage of turf grass on a golf course that can supply enough oxygen for a family of four to breathe.