CMAA’s Advocacy Committee and Members Converge for National Golf Day

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On Wednesday, May 1, representatives of the We Are Golf coalition, including the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) converged on Capitol Hill for the twelfth annual National Golf Day to educate lawmakers on the industry’s economic, environmental, health, and charitable benefits as well as to lobby on issues of chief importance to our industry. The substance of the meetings focused on the labor and environmental legislation and regulation impacting clubs and courses.

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CMAA Members Participate in Eleventh Annual National Golf Day

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National Golf Day 2018 Members

On Wednesday, April 25, representatives of the We Are Golf coalition, including the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) converged on Capitol Hill for the eleventh annual National Golf Day to share the industry’s economic, environmental, health, and charitable benefits as well as to lobby on issues of chief importance to our industry. With New economic impact figures measuring the total size of the golf economy nationally were released, illustrating a 22 percent increase since 2011, for a total of $84.1 billion. One in 75 jobs in the US is linked to the golf industry. Read More... (Log In Required) 

National Golf Day Is April 25

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Annually, CMAA joins the leaders of the US golf industry’s most prominent Allied Associations in meeting with members of Congress and their staffs to highlight and discuss golf's significant economic, environmental, and human contributions for National Golf Day. The 11th annual event will be held on April 25, 2018.  Read more...  (log in required)

Expanding the Advocacy Resources

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Key State LegislationClubindustryvotes.org, CMAA’s Grassroots Advocacy website, has relaunched with expanded information and abilities. The new site adds dynamic state-level information with tracked legislation and legislators.

Through the website, all CMAA members will be able to easily access:

  • Currently Tracked Federal Bills and Regulations
  • Key State Bills (New!!!)
  • Directory of Federal and State Legislators (New!!!)
  • Action Alerts on CMAA-Tracked Issues
  • Non-Partisan Election and Voter Registration Information

As well, Chapters, through their Managing Directors and Legislative Chairmen, will have the opportunity to collaborate with CMAA on state-related Action Alerts (contact forms) and more.

This resource, coupled with the Legislative Report and webinar series providing timely compliance information on the regulations impacting clubs, will now comprise CMAA’s robust advocacy initiative. Get started now to make your voice heard.

Industry Converges for Eighth Annual National Golf Day

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4_17_15_2On Wednesday, April 15, representatives of the We Are Golf coalition, including the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) and the National Club Association (NCA) converged on Capitol Hill for the eighth annual National Golf Day to share the industry’s economic, environmental, health and charitable benefits as well as to lobby on issues of chief importance to our industry. Read more...


Seventh Annual National Golf Day Extends Beyond Capitol Hill

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2014 NGD

On Wednesday, May 21, representatives of the We Are Golf coalition, including the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, the National Golf Course Owners Association and The PGA of America, converged on Capitol Hill for the seventh annual National Golf Day to share the industry’s economic, environmental, health and charitable benefits. The events of the day kicked off with an appearance from golf icon, Jack Nicklaus.

CMAA was represented by Vice President Tony D’Errico, CCM, CCE, and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Singerling, CCM. More than 75 individuals participated in Washington, DC, in approximately 85 Congressional visits and meetings. As well, representatives met with The White House and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Outside of the Beltway, thousands of other individuals nationwide supported the event through social media, specifically using the #NGD14 hashtag. Participants and supporters shared great messages about this industry and our contributions including:

  • Economic: Golf is a $68.8 billion US industry, supporting nearly two million jobs with an annual wage income of $55.6 billion.
  • Fitness: Golfers exceed 10K steps and burn up to 2,000 calories during a round of golf.
  • Charitable: Golf raises more for charity than the MLB, NFL, NHL and NBA. 
  • Sustainability: Golf courses account for more than 2 million acres of green space in the US and fewer than 15 percent of golf facilities utilize municipal water supplies.

In an interview, CEO Jim Singerling, CCM, shared the economic story of golf and the ripple effect on the community. View the entire interview.

Learn more about the 2014 National Golf Day and view photos from the event on CMAA’s Facebook page.  

What Will 2013 Bring? Annual Legislative & Regulatory Forecast

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Pile of Papers - 175wForecasting is not an exact science. Take the weather for example. How many times does the TV weatherman get it right? But none the less, here are some issues clubs should pay attention to this coming year. Some of this might sound repetitive from 2012. Being a Presidential election year, 2012 was a year of inaction for both Congress and the regulatory agencies. The most significant events in 2012 for clubs were the Supreme Court’s action in upholding the Affordable Care Act and the deferrals of the H-2B Wage Rule and the swimming pool and spa provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design. more...