Alliance of Mass Golf Organizations Releases Economic Impact Report
The Alliance of Massachusetts Golf Organizations (AMGO) released its Economic Impact Report for the year 2022.
The report shows that the game of golf drove $2.06 billion in direct economic activity in Massachusetts in 2022.
That is an increase of 19% over it’s $1.74 billion impact in 2012.
“Golf’s popularity has exploded since the last time this report was released, and its impact on the Commonwealth is significant. PGA Professionals are helping to lead the way in growing the game, raising significant dollars for charity and impacting lives throughout golf,” said New England PGA Executive Director Mike Higgins in a press release.
According to the report, the indirect impact to the state, such as travel, purchases etc.. added $1.32 billion, meaning the completed economic output of golf in Massachusetts for 2022 was $3.37 billion.
According to the report, golf in Massachusetts created over 35,000 jobs and totaled $1.9 billion in wage income.
The golf industry in Massachusetts contributed $225.8 million in state and local taxes.
2022 U.S. Open
In June of 2022, the U.S. Open came to The Country Club at Brookline.
AMGO’s report states that the tournament drew 20,000 fans per day and totaled $76.8 million in direct consumer spending.
The Open also raised over $2 million for local charities.