WHEREAS, the golf industry in Michigan has an annual $4.2 billion impact on our state’s economy; 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 almost 850 golf courses, many of which are championship and world-class golf resort facilities attracting travelers from far and near; and,
WHEREAS, Golf Digest has selected Michigan as the twelfth best golf destination in the world; and,
WHEREAS, Michigan has earned the reputation as America's Summer Golf Capital; and,
WHEREAS, Michigan has been host to national celebrity and professional golf events including Buick Opens, Ryder Cups and PGA Championships;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June, 2014 as Pure Michigan Golf Month.