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 for the number of public golf courses; and,
WHEREAS, the State of Michigan boasts nearly 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 one of the best golf destinations in the world; and,
WHEREAS, Michigan has earned a reputation as America's summer golf capital; and,
WHEREAS, Michigan’s charitable impact from golf is in excess of $118 million; and,
WHEREAS, Michigan has been host to national celebrity and professional golf events including Buick Opens and Ryder Cups as well as LPGA and PGA Championships;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June 2017 as Pure Michigan Golf Month.