Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
WHEREAS, the golf industry in Michigan has a $4.2 billion impact on Michigan’s economy annually; 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 near and far; and,
WHEREAS, Michigan is a leader in golf course environmental stewardship and turf research; and, WHEREAS, Michigan has earned the 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 recognized by the golf industry as a top golf destination and is currently home to the National Golf Course of the Year, the Heather; and,
WHEREAS, Michigan has been a host to many national celebrity and championship events, conducted by the PGA and USGA, as well as professional events through the PGA and LPGA Tours; including the Rocket Mortgage Classic being held in Detroit on June 25-30, 2019;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of the State of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June 2019 as 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.