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July 04, 2011
Golf employs millions of people worldwide, the vast majority of them in the U.S., Europe and China. Here's a closer look
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July 04, 2011

World View

Golf employs millions of people worldwide, the vast majority of them in the U.S., Europe and China. Here's a closer look

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U.S.

Almost 30% of the two million jobs in the U.S. are in five golf course--rich states: California, Florida, Texas, New York and Michigan. Florida and California account for more than 160,000 jobs and almost $5 billion in wages. In San Diego, home to 75 golf-related equipment companies, the industry in 2008 employed 27,000 workers, who had an average wage of $62,000, $16,000 more than the region's overall average income. Four out of five golf workers in San Diego are employed by club manufacturers.

GREATER SAN DIEGO

The year-round golf mecca is home to 75 golf manufacturers and wholesalers.

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44.19%

Golf courses

2.79%

Tournaments

32.33%

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