Local Golf Clubs are reacting to a national report touting the growing worth of the sport in Canada.
The National Allied Golf Association’s economic impact study shows an increase to 14 point 3 billion dollars from 12 point 2 in 2009.
Castlegar’s General Manager Brian Miller admits they haven’t seen those kind of percentage of increases impact their club and they’re still suffering from the economy.
Granite Point’s Ben Greenland didn’t comment on dollars but says during his past four seasons at the course he’s noticed an increase in young golfers coming out.
He thinks its because the sport offers an alternative to the other high-energy activities popular in Nelson.
The study also showed roughly $6.2 billion comes from golf tourism in Canada.