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CGSA part of group promoting National Golf Day to showcase game’s merits to Ottawa

Game has been flourishing in Canada since COVID

April 30, 2024  By Turf & Rec

National Golf Day is once again being observed in Canada following a four-year pause triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The group behind the occasion is the National Allied Golf Association (NAGA), of which the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association is a member.

National Golf Day originated in 2011 to advocate issues affecting golfers and golf businesses. It will be commemorated this year May 22-23 with a news conference on Parliament Hill and meetings with MPs and senators in Ottawa.

The purpose of the lobby day is to promote the benefits of golf in Canada. The game has flourished in Canada since the beginning of the pandemic, and many golf clubs now have waiting lists of potential members. NAGA says there are many benefits of golf, including physical and mental health and social interaction.


NAGA conducted a survey in February to gauge the economic impact of golf in Canada. Data from the survey won’t be available until National Golf Day, but it’s anticipated the results will be much different from pre-COVID years.

Other NAGA member associations are the National Golf Course Owners Association, the Club Management Association of Canada, the Professional Golfers Association of Canada, and Golf Canada.




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