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Golf Lobby Continues Chipping Away at Congress

Advocates for living life 18 holes at a time are scheduled to bring their “A” game to Capitol Hill on Wednesday for another round of links-related outreach.  

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Industry leaders are giving “National Golf Day 2015” all they’ve got, carting in Presidents Cup 2015 captains Jay Haas (U.S. team) and Nick Price (international team) to talk shop, Golf Channel instructor Michael Breed to help firm up the average duffer’s handicap and a slew of enthusiasts game to poke their heads into any congressional office that will have them. A group photo at 9 a.m. on the West Front of the Capitol is expected to get the ball rolling. Things shift inside to the Rayburn foyer at 9:30 a.m. for the official tee off.  

Those who choose to swing on by are welcome to take a whack at the golf simulator, work on their short game via the Congressional Putting Challenge and have their swing professionally evaluated by GolfTEC .  

“Anyone can visit the exhibits in the Rayburn foyer,” an organizer assured HOH. All the interactive tools are projected to stick around until 3 p.m.  

Now, where did I leave my madras pants …  

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