Arizona Golf Message Delivered to Congress by Daryl and Derek Crawford
From the Arizona Golf Authority Golf News Desk
PHOENIX, Arizona – Daryl and Derek Crawford, fondly known as D&D in the golf community, are heading to Washington D.C. as part of the WE ARE GOLF coalition. The group will meet with Members of Congress on National Golf Day, April 18th, to share stories as well as data about golf’s diverse businesses, employees, tax revenue creation, tourism and charitable benefits, and environmental leadership.
WE ARE GOLF was formed three years ago, in part because the golf industry was misunderstood by too many elected officials, and many longstanding perceptions of the game simply didn’t square with the current golf industry facts. By focusing on the nearly two million Americans whose livelihoods are tied to golf, WE ARE GOLF will make sure Congress understands golf’s contributions to the economy at the local, regional and national levels, nationwide.
The day-long exhibit in the Rayburn Office Building Foyer will feature live lessons (from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.) for Members of Congress from Golf Channel’s Michael Breed (Host of “The Golf Fix”); a golf simulator; a Republican vs. Democrat putting challenge; photo opportunities with the Wanamaker Trophy; and an educational display illustrating golf’s cutting-edge environmental stewardship.
We are all very fortunate to have Phoenix natives Daryl and Derek deliver the Arizona golf message to Capitol Hill on our behalf. The Crawford brothers have each spent over 30 years serving the Phoenix golf community. Currently, Daryl is the Director of Golf at ASU Karsten Golf Course and Derek is the General Manager at Raven Golf Club.