SFIA Joins Golf Industry to Promote the PHIT Act on National Golf Day

Washington, D.C. (May 9, 2024): The American Golf Industry Coalition (AGIC) ascended on Capitol Hill on May 9 to promote the PHIT Act on National Golf Day (NGD). SFIA’s U.S. Golf Manufacturers Council is a leader in the AGIC and USGMC Chairman, Rawleigh Grove, joined the lead group on NGD. In addition to PHIT, AGIC also requested funding for Turfgrass research and the removal of golf courses as ineligible for disaster relief. More than 200 people participated in meetings with Congress.

Bill Sells, SFIA SVP for Government & Public Affairs joined a group from Arizona for a successful day promoting golf for health and the PHIT Act. As a lifelong sport that promotes healthy activity, golf is a great example of how the PHIT Act will lower costs to increase participation and improve health in America. The group pointed out the hypocrisy in the IRS’s announcement that medically prescribed activities would be eligible for HSA reimbursement, but not voluntary physical activity expenses that keep you out of the doctor’s office.

NGD was a good day for the PHIT Act, adding new co-sponsors to give PHIT close to 100 bipartisan co-sponsors in Congress, including more than half of the House Ways & Means Committee. PHIT champions continue to press Congressional leadership to move PHIT in a health or tax package in 2024.

For more information or for questions, please contact Bill Sells, SVP, Government & Public Affairs, at [email protected].

SFIA’s Bill Sells joins Jennifer Arnold from Rain Bird Golf Club, Congressman Juan Ciscomani (R-AZ), incoming PGA President Don Rea and  George Washington University Golf Coach Chuck Scheinost for meeting on May 9th.

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