MICHIGAN GOLF DAY AT THE CAPITOL
Allied Golf Associations Join Forces to Bring Message to Legislators
LANSING – “Let’s do lunch at the turn Michigan Legislators!”
The Michigan golf industry will share its message with each state legislator on Tuesday, June 7, by presenting the popular Michigan Golf Day at the Capitol event.
The Michigan Golf Course Association (MGCA), the Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association (MiGCSA), the Michigan Section PGA, the Golf Association of Michigan (GAM) and the Greater Michigan Club Management Association, which form the Michigan Golf Alliance, will convene on the lawn of the state Capitol, and visit with each legislator.
For almost 15 years course owners, operators and superintendents have gathered each spring to voice a cooperative message. This year the leaders of Michigan golf have again created a dynamic day of activity to promote the game and the golf business.
To mark the day, the Governor’s office is expected to proclaim that “June is Michigan Golf Month.”
The executive directors, presidents and members of the organizations in the Michigan Golf Alliance will be under the big tent between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to meet with media and guests and discuss the wide range of topics regarding the golf industry, including and not limited to the effect on business, the impact on tourism and employment in the state, and the industry’s positive effect on the environment.
“The Michigan Golf Alliance created this event to facilitate golf industry representatives introducing themselves and informing the Legislators and their staff on who we are and what our industry brings to the State of Michigan,” Jada Paisley, executive director of the MGCA said. “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 and “lunch on the turn” with traditional golfers’ fare. All Legislators will be invited to lunch with their constituents.
The message from the Michigan Golf Alliance includes industry facts like $4.2 billion in annual economic impact, over 60,000 people employed by golf courses in the state. $1.4 billion in wages paid and over 150,000 acres of managed green space and wetlands that provide wildlife habitats.