Golf Awareness Day Puts Golf in Front of Government
By Jerry Rousseau
For the third time in five years, representative groups that form the Allied Golf Association of British Columbia (AGA-BC) including the Western Canada Turfgrass Association, travelled to Victoria, British Columbia to put golf in front of government.
AGA-BC President Trevor Smith stated, “The lobby effort is paying dividends and we’re starting to see just how beneficial these relationships can be. Relaying messaging that our industry is a valuable part of the provincial economy, we are good environmental stewards and that golf is a sport for life worth supporting, has been key to our success.”
The latest installment of Golf Awareness Day was built on previous efforts with similar messaging but far greater presence and increased focus. Nearly two dozen MLA’s and Ministers plus their staff and over 30 golf industry personnel attended the April 28th luncheon that included a putting competition, SNAG golf display, First Green program demonstration video as well as speeches focussed on each of the three AGA-BC pillars, Economy, Environment and Growing the Game.
Also part of the presentation, a revised Golf Industry Scorecard provided a clever summary of golf’s achievements.