U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 18
WASHINGTON, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18: FIRST U.S. 18-HOLE GOLF COURSE
Profile America — Wednesday, July 18th. This is the height of the U.S. golf season, with interest made high by international players taking part in major tournaments, and the return of Tiger Woods to the links, all covered by television. Even those who follow the sport may not know that the first 18-hole course in the country was the Chicago Golf Club, laid out in 1893 by Charles MacDonald, who was greatly influenced by courses in Scotland. The Chicago course was one of the original five that founded the United States Golf Association and is still active. There are just over 12,000 golf courses and country clubs in the U.S., generating more than $20 billion a year in revenue. Profile America is produced by the U.S. Census Bureau: Measuring America–People, Places, and Our Economy.
Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2012, p. 365
2007 Economic Census, NAICS 71391
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau