American Golf Census: Have you been counted?
Not unlike the United States census, it took me numerous emails to finally bite the bullet and register in the American Golf Census, conducted by the non-profit National Golf Foundation.
It took me about 30 seconds to fill out the form at the website, AmericanGolfCensus.com. The only two questions it asks, besides your basic contact information, is what your average 18-hole score is and how many rounds you play per year.
Why sign up? Says the NGF:
The Census presents golfers with a unique opportunity to support the game. Information obtained from the Census will allow policymakers to better understand and, in turn, further enhance golf’s impact on the lives of millions of Americans.
More than 27 million Americans play nearly 500 million rounds each year. Golf’s economic impact is huge, as the industry provides hundreds of thousands of jobs and contributes billions of dollars annually to the nation’s economy and charities.
The American Golf Census gives golfers the chance to support the game, simply by being counted, so policymakers will better understand how golf enhances the lives of millions of Americans from all walks of life.
Unlike the U.S. government’s. census, the NGF’s golf census is giving away prizes for being counted. $100,000 worth of equipment, and even golf trips to places like Pinehurst and Pebble Beach will be given away to some of those who enter.
There is a counter at the bottom of the site that reads about 130,000 have done it so far. It takes quicker to enter than it was to read this blog, so visit AmericanGolfCensus.com to do so.
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