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Karen and The LPGA Contribute to National Golf Day

Karen was on Capitol Hill along with other LPGA representatives evangelizing the sport of Golf.


Cardiogolf creator and newly elected Vice-President of the LPGA T&CP Karen Palacios-Jansen was in Washington, DC on May 18th representing the LPGA T&CP to celebrate National Golf Day, hosted by, WE ARE GOLF, a coalition of golf’s leading organizations.

Also in attendance were

Deb Vangellow, President LPGA T&CP

Nancy Henderson, CTO LPGA T&CP

Kiernan Schindler, Director LPGA Foundation

LPGA legend Nancy Lopez

who along with Karen celebrated and promoted the LPGA’s contributions to the game’s nearly $4 billion annual charitable and economic impact  worldwide.

National Golf Day 2016 was the most successful to date with over 150 scheduled Congressional meetings in one day. A day-long exhibit in the Rayburn Foyer featured live lessons for Congressional Members and staff with 2012 PGA Teacher of the Year Michael Breed, host of “The Golf Fix” on Golf Channel and LPGA Teaching Professional Karen Palacios-Jansen.

Special exhibits and activities included a “Closest to the Pin” contest on an aboutGolf simulator; state-of-the-art swing analysis from GolfTEC; National Arboretum’s “Grassroots Initiative” overview; a Republican vs. Democrat “Putting Challenge;” a turfgrass exhibit from the GCSAA; and interviews with attendees on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio.

Throughout the event, golf’s leaders and other special guests discussed the game’s tax benefits to local communities and asked for equal treatment as a legitimate industry with close to 15,200 small businesses. “Capitol Hill’s annual Golf Day spells out that golf is much more than a game,” says Congressman Ander Crenshaw (R-FL). “Along with the sportsmanship and opportunity to forge new and lasting relationships, and mentor youth through such organizations as The First Tee, come billions of dollars worth of economic growth, job creation, and charitable giving. That’s something we all can get behind, today and for decades to come.”

Organizations participating were the Club Managers Association of America, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), Ladies Professional Golf Association, National Golf Course Owners Association, PGA of America (PGA), PGA TOUR, United States Golf Association, United States Golf Manufacturers Council, World Golf Foundation and others.

“Golf plays a significant role in stimulating our economy and is very accessible, with nine of 10 golfers playing public facilities,” says Congressman James E. Clyburn, Assistant Democratic Leader (D-SC). “Today was a unique opportunity for the industry to share golf’s many benefits with Congressional leaders in D.C.”

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