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WE ARE GOLF – a coali­tion of the game’s lead­ing as­so­ci­a­tions and in­dus­try part­ners – to­day an­nounces it will once again part­ner with Top­golf for Na­tional Golf Day 2016, of­fer­ing free golf les­sons at the com­pany’s 21 venues na­tion­wide.

Tak­ing place on Wed­nes­day, May 18, Top­golf is at­tempt­ing to set a com­pany record for most golf les­sons taught in one day. Any guest who vis­its a lo­ca­tion on May 18 will re­ceive a free five-minute golf les­son. Slow-mo­tion video swing anal­y­sis through the Top­golf U in­struc­tional pro­gram is also avail­able.

“Last year’s part­ner­ship with Top­golf en­gaged thou­sands of its guests who are not core golfers and may not have been aware of Na­tional Golf Day and the im­pact of the game across Amer­ica,” says Steve Mona, CEO of World Golf Foun­da­tion. “Through Top­golf, we are able to reach mil­len­ni­als and en­gage new au­di­ences by show­ing how golf is fun, young and cool.”

New for this year, WE ARE GOLF will host a “Na­tional Golf Day Launch Party” on Tuesday evening, May 17, at the Hawk ‘n’ Dove on Capi­tol Hill and Top­golf will serve as a part­ner, pro­vid­ing give­aways to at­ten­dees.

“We are proud to cel­e­brate the golf in­dus­try on Na­tional Golf Day by of­fer­ing our guests a fun, free and easy way to im­prove their swing,” said Top­golf En­ter­tain­ment Group Co-Chair­man and CEO Erik An­der­son. “With the re­cent re­launch of our Top­golf U in­struc­tional pro­gram, Top­golf is dou­bling down on our com­mit­ment to help grow the game by ex­pos­ing our guests to the sport in a high-en­ergy, in­no­va­tive and non-in­tim­i­dat­ing at­mos­phere.”

For Na­tional Golf Day’s ninth con­sec­u­tive year, golf in­dus­try lead­ers will meet with Mem­bers of Congress, the Ex­ec­u­tive Branch and fed­eral agen­cies to dis­cuss golf’s nearly $70 bil­lion econ­omy, $4 bil­lion an­nual char­i­ta­ble im­pact and many en­vi­ron­men­tal and fit­ness ben­e­fits. Through­out the day, par­tic­i­pants will share sto­ries about the game’s 15,000-plus di­verse busi­nesses, im­pact on nearly two mil­lion jobs across Amer­ica, tax rev­enue cre­ation, tourism and eco­log­i­cal value.

Na­tional Golf Day in April 2015 was the most suc­cess­ful to date with more than 100 Con­gres­sional meet­ings in one day. Glob­ally, the #NGD15 Twit­ter cam­paign eclipsed 37.6 mil­lion im­pres­sions and reached 19.8 mil­lion ac­counts, in­clud­ing 3.3 mil­lion users in a one-hour span.

To join the con­ver­sa­tion, visit the WE ARE GOLF so­cial me­dia hub. Use #NGD16 and @ weare­golf on Face­book, Twit­ter and In­sta­gram to show your sup­port for the in­dus­try and share why golf is more than a game to you.

WE ARE GOLF, cre­ated in 2010, is an in­dus­try coali­tion that com­mu­ni­cates the eco­nomic, char­i­ta­ble and en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact of golf, as well as the health and well­ness ben­e­fits of the game and the af­ford­abil­ity and ac­ces­si­bil­ity of golf, to Mem­bers of Congress, the Ex­ec­u­tive Branch and reg­u­la­tory agen­cies. The goal of WE ARE GOLF is to en­sure that laws and reg­u­la­tions that im­pact the golf in­dus­try are eq­ui­table and ap­pro­pri­ate to an in­dus­try that gen­er­ates nearly $70 bil­lion in eco­nomic im­pact an­nu­ally, im­pacts close to two mil­lion jobs and gen­er­ates nearly $4

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