Below are a couple of news items from my recent trip to Washington D.C. I was part of the GCSAA's (golf course superintendent's association of America) Government Relations Committee that took part in the National Golf Day. I had the opportunity to spend time with the Senior Legislative Assistants in the offices of Senator's Boxer and Feinstein and Representative Gallegly, in an effort to educate them on the important role that golf courses play in many local economies. Enjoy.
GCSAA represents in Washington on National Golf Day
Additional NGD activities included a First Tee Congressional Breakfast featuring First Tee scholars, Jim Nantz, and representatives of allied golf. Additionally, We Are Golf's initiative was presented to members of Congress, their staffs and the media with a live session featuring PGA teaching pro Jim Estes and Ramon Padilla of the Salute Military Golf Association. GCSAA Class A members Teddy Blauvelt and Jon Lobenstine also participated in a display for members of Congress and their staffs of how golf courses are compatible with the environment.