Golf course operations, supplies, tournaments, associations, charities and more added $68.8 billion to the economy in 2011, according to a report from Golf 20/20. "The economy has endured two significant recessions the past decade and golf has fared well," says Steve Mona, CEO of the World Golf Foundation. "The health and growth of the game has a direct bearing on jobs, commerce, economic development and tax revenues for U.S. communities and industries."

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