Golf industry’s impact on Michigan tourism discussed in Lansing

Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 7:09 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2023 at 7:27 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Golf aficionados gathered at the Capitol in Lansing Thursday to commemorate Golf Day.

The Michigan Golf Course Association and other groups convened on the State Capitol lawn to speak with lawmakers about Michigan’s golf industry.

Last year, Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared June as Michigan Golf Month. Executive directors, presidents, and members of the organizations in the Michigan Golf Alliance discussed how the industry affects tourism, employment, and the environment.

“There is a golf course for every skill level in Michigan, every budget level, and just being out there is therapeutic. The social component, being part of the community, being out in the fresh air - it just does your soul good,” said Jada Paisley, with the Michigan Golf Course Association. “ And that’s what people have really found out, and that’s why they’re staying with golf.”

Golf courses employ more than 60,000 people across the state.

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