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June 2021: Michigan Golf Month
May 28, 2021
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 800 golf courses, many of which are championship and world-class golf resort facilities attracting tourism; and,
WHEREAS, Golf Digest selected Michigan as one of the best golf destinations in the world; and,
WHEREAS, Michigan leads the nation 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 exceeds $118 million; and,
WHEREAS, Michigan has hosted many national celebrity and professional golf events, including the Buick Open, U.S. Open, Ryder Cups, PGA Championship, and LPGA & Symetra Tour Events;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of the State of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June 2021 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.