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LANSING (WJRT) - (06/05/14) - Golf is good for Michigan. That was the message as course owners, operators and superintendents met with lawmakers on the state Capitol lawn, Thursday.

It was Michigan Golf Day at the Capitol.

Those there stressed golf is not just a game, but big business for the state.

"Michigan has as many or more golf courses as anywhere else in the world," said Lt. Governor Brian Calley. "The topography, the beauty of the land, the natural characteristics of our state, I think, set us aside when it comes to the quality of golf courses we have here."

Calley says that is part of the Pure Michigan story the state tells.

There are a number of quality courses here in Michigan which, he said, gives us an advantage over other places.

The Michigan Golf Alliance, made up of the six golf associations, got together to visit every legislator to spread the word about the importance of the business of golf.

"The most important reason we're here today is to remind the legislators that we're not just a sport and a recreation that, in fact, we're a very important business for the state," said Kate Moore, executive director of the Michigan Golf Course Owners Association. "We have a $4.2 billion economic impact here on the state of Michigan."
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