Reasons to Join: Golf
Educate, Represent and Service
Operating successfully in the golf industry requires you to have access to information specialized for your segment, allowing for understanding of the regulatory changes that could influence your business and forecasts for the future of the golf industry. SFIA provides these and more—join today, and read below to learn how SFIA membership specifically benefits the golf community.
Your Concern: Connecting with peers in the golf industry segment
The SFIA Solution: The US Golf Manufacturers Council (USGMC), organized and facilitated by SFIA, is a forum for SFIA golf manufacturer members to connect and discuss common issues, including USGA and R&A Standards and growing the game of golf. Participation in the USGMC is only available to SFIA members within the golf industry.
Your Concern: Intellectual Property Rights
The SFIA Solution: Membership in SFIA means you will be one of the first to know about advocacy success. SFIA is currently working vigorously to prevent online sales of counterfeit golf goods and products, including licensed products, by passing legislation that gives the Federal Government greater authority and new powers of regulation.
Your Concern: International Organization Representation
The SFIA Solution: Membership in SFIA supports SFIA’s partnerships with international organizations like R&A, USGA, WFSGI, and WTO to protect and promote American business interests.
Your Concern: Outdated tariffs and high import costs
The SFIA Solution: SFIA works in collaboration with members to promote targeted tariff relief that will eliminate outdated tariffs to help reduce import costs for members. Since 2013, SFIA has helped to reduce tariffs up to $500,000 per year for golf companies.
Your Concern: Staying abreast of industry trends
The SFIA Solution: As the leading supplier of research for the sports, fitness, and active lifestyle industry, SFIA research publishes over 100 reports per year that will help you understand current trends and forecast for the future. Associate or non-profit members receive five select reports free each year – for a savings of more than $1,900. Need more? We also have sports specific research reports and offer custom research at a discount to our member companies.
Your Concern: Digesting in-depth research and understanding trends
The SFIA Solution: A series of 60-minute research webinars. Designed to highlight key insights from the major SFIA Reports, including the State of the Industry, Trends in Team Sports Report, and Tracking the Fitness Movement Report, these presentations feature insights from recognized industry researchers and are free to any employee from an SFIA member company – a savings $249 per webinar.
Your Concern: The Inactivity Pandemic
The SFIA Solution: Launched in September 2014, the Increase Participation Plan is the biggest initiative the sports and fitness industry has undertaken to increase participation. SFIA has a top priority to pass the PHIT Act, and in turn, combat the inactivity pandemic.
- Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act: The PHIT Act is legislation pending in Congress which will allow Americans to use Pre-Tax Medical Accounts to pay for physical activity expenses. The PHIT Act will provide an incentive for adults and their children to get fit which will help prevent healthcare costs related to preventable chronic diseases.
Ready to take advantage of these member benefits? Join SFIA today.
Questions about membership? Contact Chandler Hoffman, Manager, Business Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.