Tuesday, November 10, 2009

IGM's Robert Diebold Represents SNGCSA at GCSAA Chapter Delegates Meeting

On October 10th & 11th, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America held its 17th Annual Chapter Delegates meeting in Lawrence, Kansas. In attendance was Robert Diebold, IGM's West Coast Regional Manager. Robert was selected to represent the Southern Nevada GCSA by the other members of the Association's Board of Directors in which he currently serves. The meeting covered a wide range of topics, including the state of the golf economy, association governance, golf’s relationship with the environment and membership growth and retention.

"Being a part of the SNGCSA board and attending the delegates meeting are terrific experiences. Each of us in the turf industry should take time to participate with our local and national professional associations. Our contributions will help to advance the image of our profession and to grow our industry." commented Robert.

Steve Gano, IGM Vice President went on to add "IGM supports and encourages all of our team members to be active with their local associations, civic groups and charities. We are not only a part of the golf industry but also a part of each of the communities in which we operate."

Some interesting facts about the US golf industry shared from the meeting:
  • Golf is played by more that 28 million people

  • The industry provides more than 2 million jobs with a total wage of over 61 billion dollars

  • The total direct economic impact of golf is 76 billion dollars with an indirect impact of 195 billion dollars

  • The golf industry is larger than the motion picture industry, performing arts and spectator sports as well as the newspaper industry

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