Michigan Golf Day at the Capitol

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 Thursday, June 7, by presenting the popular Michigan Golf Day at the Capitol event.

The Michigan Golf Course Association, the Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association, the Michigan Section PGA, the Golf Association of Michigan, the Greater Michigan Club Managers Association, the Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program and the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation, which form the Michigan Golf Alliance, will convene on the lawn of the state Capitol and visit with each legislator.

For over a decade golf 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. Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley will be on hand to proclaim “June is Michigan Golf Month”.

The executive directors 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,” Kate Moore, executive director of the MGOA 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,” a traditional golfers fare. PGA professionals will be on hand to offer golf swing tips in a special netted hitting area, as well as putting tips on a portable putting green. All Legislators will be invited to lunch with their constituents.

Contact: Kate Moore at 800-860-8575 or 517-230-8040; kmoore@mgcoa.org

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