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Brought to You By… Golf Clubs

By / Aug 1, 2016 (iStock/Thinkstock)

In sometimes surprising ways, associations play direct and indirect roles in bringing the products, services, and activities of daily life to people around the world. Including golf clubs.

Mediocre Golf Association: Face it, it’s unlikely your golf game will ever be on par with the likes of Rory McIlroy or Michelle Wie. But, luckily, there’s already a group for you and all the other amateur players out there—the Mediocre Golf Association. MGA’s tagline? “Being kinda alright at golf since 2006 …”

National Alliance for Accessible Golf: Research shows that 35 percent of people with disabilities are currently not playing golf but are interested in learning. That’s where the National Alliance for Accessible Golf comes in. Through grants, education programs, and resources, the group hopes to make the game, as well as courses and facilities, more accessible to golfers with disabilities.

American Heart Association: Fitness experts estimate you’ll burn roughly 1,500 calories if you walk the golf course during your next 18-hole round—825 more than if you ride in a cart. The average round of golf takes about four hours, so you’ll more than meet the 30 minutes of activity the American Heart Association recommends you get daily.

Samantha Whitehorne

Samantha Whitehorne is editorial director of Associations Now. More »

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