The Massachusetts Golf Economy
The study collected data from the 2012 calendar year and focused on key impact areas such as job creation, tourism and hospitality, charitable giving, and environmental protection, among others.
The Economic Impact Study indicated that the golf industry in Massachusetts is robust, creating a total economic impact of $2.7 billion. Some key figures were in the areas of: Employment: 25,500 jobs providing $796.8 million in wage income
Tourism & Hospitality: $366.7 million fed into the state economy through golf-related tourism and hospitality
Charitable Giving: $74.3 million given back through golf-related nonprofit organizations, including the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund, Jimmy Fund Golf, The First Tee, among many others
Environmental Protection: 91% of the acreage on a golf course is green space that provides benefits to the surrounding ecosystem
In the spring of 2015, AMGO, in collaboration with Golf 20/20 will conduct a 'Massachusetts Golf Day' at the State House, where we will promote the study's findings to legislators and the general public.