Michigan Golf Day at the Capitol Brings Message to Legislators

  LANSING – The golf industry in our state will share its message with each state legislator on Thursday, June 5, during an unprecedented event – Michigan Golf Day at the Capitol.
The Michigan Golf Course Owners Association, the Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association, the Michigan Section PGA, the Golf Association of Michigan, the Greater Michigan Club Managers Associations and the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation, which help form the Michigan Golf Alliance, will convene on the lawn of the state Capitol and visit with each legislator.
Each year for over a decade golf course owners, operators and superintendents have gathered in the spring to bring a cooperative message to the legislature. This year, the Michigan Golf Alliance, comprised of the leaders of Michigan golf industry associations, have come together to create a dynamic event to promote the game and the business of golf. Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is expected to give the opening session. Governor Rick Snyder has also proclaimed June as “Pure Michigan Golf Month.”
The executive directors and members of these organizations will be on hand between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to meet with media and guests and discuss everything from how the Pure Michigan campaign is affecting business to new sustainability efforts that have a positive effect on the environment.
“The Michigan Golf Alliance has put together a program that will facilitate golf industry representatives in introducing themselves and informing the new legislators and their staff of who we are and what our industry brings to the state of Michigan,” said Kate Moore, executive director of the MGCOA.  “I can’t overstate the importance of this day in delivering the message to our government leaders.”
The schedule will include Senate and House office visits, a keynote speaker and “lunch on the turn” provided by Eagle Eye Golf Course. All Legislators will be invited to lunch with their constituents.

June is Proclaimed “Pure Michigan Golf Month”

by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder 
See the proclamation below:


“June is Pure Michigan Golf Month

Whereas, the golf industry in Michigan has an annual $4.2  billion impact* on Michigan’s economy; and,

Whereas, Michigan has nearly 500,000 avid golfers, and is #1 in the United States with the number of public golf courses; and,

Whereas, The State of Michigan boasts almost 850 golf courses, many of which are championship and world-class golf resort facilities attracting travelers from far and near; and,

Whereas, Golf Digest selected Michigan as the twelfth best golf destination in the world; and,

Whereas, Michigan has earned the reputation as America’s Summer Golf Capital; and,

Whereas, Michigan has been host to national celebrity and professional golf events including Buick Opens, Ryder Cups and PGA Championships; and now therefore be it,

Resolved, That I, Rick Snyder, Governor of the State of Michigan, do hereby proclaim “June is Pure Michigan Golf Month” and I encourage citizens and visitors to celebrate with any one of the many activities taking place at our beautiful golf courses from spring until snowfall.


*Direct and Indirect