The National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA) is beginning a study to measure the economic impact of golf on the Canadian economy.
The study, which is a follow-up to the Canadian Golf Economic Impact Study conducted in 2009, is designed to help NAGA measure the significant economic impact of golf in communities across the country.
Golfers interested in participating in the Canadian Golf Economic Impact Study can do so by clicking here.
In addition to the golfer portion of the Economic Impact Study, a separate survey is being targeted directly to Canadian golf course operators and facilities.
Similar to 2009, Strategic Networks Group (SNG) is carrying out the Canadian Golf Economic Impact study on behalf of NAGA.
SNG’s approach to analyzing the economic impacts of golf in Canada will involve collecting impact data directly from stakeholders in the golf industry (golf facility operators, individual golfers, etc.) through an online survey to quantify golf’s direct impacts to the Canadian economy.
The study outcomes, to be delivered to NAGA in early 2014, will be an independent assessment of the impacts of the Canadian Golf industry on employment, taxes, GDP, household income and consumer spending across Canada and within each province.
The study will also provide a more complete understanding of the economic dimension of golf to supporting industries, consumers and the public and government at local, provincial and national levels.