THE NATIONAL GOLF FOUNDATION (NGF) has introduced the American Golf Census to count the country’s estimated 27 million golfers. According to NGF, the census will improve the industry’s marketing and promotional capabilities. In addition, the information from the census will help policymakers better understand how golf affects the lives of Americans in various demographic groups.
$100,000 Plus in Prizes
To induce golfers to participate in the two-minute census, NGF has created the largest sweepstakes in the history of golf—more than $100,000 in prizes. Prizes include equipment from Callaway, Nike Golf and TaylorMade; dream vacations to Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, Scotland and Ireland; and golf instruction at the ANNIKA Academy in Orlando, Florida.
Grand Prize Trips for Two
Following is a listing of grand prizes only. (There are also equipment prizes.)
3 Days at Pebble Beach
Play 2010 U.S Open venue Pebble Beach, plus Spyglass Hill. Includes airfare, lodging and ground transportation.
8 Days in Scotland
Play The Old Course in St. Andrews, site of the 2010 British Open. Plus four other rounds including Kingsbarns, Carnoustie and other great courses. Includes airfare, lodging and ground transportation.
8 Days in Ireland
Play some of the best links golf in the world including Ballybunion, Lahinch, Old Head and three other great courses in southwest Ireland. Includes airfare, lodging and ground transportation.
3 Days at Pinehurst
Play Donald Ross’s most famous course (No. 2), site of numerous major championships and the 2014 U.S Open. Includes airfare, lodging and ground transportation.
Weekend in Augusta, Georgia
Once in a lifetime trip to Augusta. Includes event tickets, airfare, lodging and ground transportation.
3 Day ANNIKA Academy
Play 9 holes with Annika, get instruction from her personal coaches, swing analysis, club fitting and deluxe gift package. Includes airfare, lodging and ground transportation.
Every golfer who takes the census is automatically entered into the sweepstakes.
This really is a no-brainer. Unless you just don’t have a minute or two to spare. I’m counted and entered.
Founded in 1936 and based in Jupiter, Florida, NGF is the industry’s knowledge leader on the U.S. golf economy. The foundation provides independent and objective research (market intelligence, insights and trends) and resources to 4,000 member courses, clubs, associations, media and golf-related businesses.
−The Armchair Golfer