WHEREAS, the golf industry in Michigan has an estimated annual $4.2 billion impact on Michigan’s economy; and,
WHEREAS, Michigan has nearly 500,000 avid golfers and ranks #1 in the United States in the number of public golf courses; and,
WHEREAS, 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 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 2016 as Pure Michigan Golf Month.