Michigan Golf Day at the Capitol tees up this month

Michigan Golf Day at the Capitol tees up this month

The Michigan Golf Alliance heads to the Capitol lawn once more to promote the industry in the state. 

By Greg Johnson

The Michigan Golf Alliance will share its message with state legislators on Thursday, June 7, 2018 during the Michigan Golf Day at the Capitol annual event.

For more than a decade golf course owners, operators, and superintendents have gathered each year to voice a cooperative message. This year the leaders of Michigan golfing industry will once again speak with state legislators about the importance of the game to the state. 

Representatives from the Michigan Golf Course Association, Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association, Michigan Section PGA, Golf Association of Michigan, Greater Michigan Club Managers Association, Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program, and Michigan Turfgrass Foundation—which form the Michigan Golf Alliance—will convene on Capitol lawn to visit and promote the game and the golf business. 

Leadership and members of the various organizations in the Michigan Golf Alliance will convene under the big tent between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to meet with media and guests, and to discuss the wide range of topics regarding the golf industry, such as the impact on business, the influence on tourism, employment in the state, and the industry’s positive effect on the environment. Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley will also be in attendance to proclaim “June is Michigan Golf Month.”

“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,” said Kate Moore, executive director of the MGCA. “I can’t overstate the importance of this day in delivering the message to our government leaders.”

The schedule also includes Senate and House office visits and “lunch on the turn,” which is 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.

Photo by Greg Johnson