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Ellmers Receives Golf's "Lawmaker of the Year" Award

Shares Honor with Congressman Jim Clyburn on National Golf Day

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Renee Ellmers released the following statement this afternoon after receiving We Are Golf's "Lawmaker of the Year" award.

"I'm honored that We Are Golf has recognized my work in Congress to help protect the industry and allow its economic impact to grow throughout the nation and North Carolina. I will continue to fight for common sense policies that will put the American people back to work, remove costly regulations that are crippling our small businesses, and balance our budget so that we can help families and job creators across the country. I am very grateful for this award and would like to thank We Are Golf for the work they are doing to educate people on the game of golf and the many benefits it creates for our society and our economy."

About We Are Golf:

Led by the Club Managers Association of America, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, the National Golf Course Owners Association, and The PGA of America, WE ARE GOLF is a new coalition formed to tell the true story of golf. Not just the game, but the stories of the hardworking men and women who make it the greatest sport in the world and whose livelihoods depend on it. It is these accounts that affirm the continued health and growth of the golf industry is vital to thousands of communities across the country and instrumental in enhancing the lives of millions of Americans.

North Carolina Golf Statistics:

Number of Golf Facilities: 558

Direct Economic Output: $2.6 Billion

Total Economic Impact: $5.3 Billion

Total Jobs: 68,667

Total Wage Income (Full-Time Employees): $1.7 Billion

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For more information, please visit Congresswoman Ellmers’ website at www.ellmers.house.gov or call (202) 225-4531.


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