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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Governor Proclaims May as Golf Month in Utah

Governor Gary Herbert designated May as Golf Month in Utah and did so by formal proclamation in the Gold Room of the Utah State Capitol in front of cameras and pens of the major news outlets in the state.
It’s a routine that the Governor engages in quite often, but this day was special to him and his comments reflected that.  He is a great lover of the game and knows full well its positive impact on the lives of individuals and families throughout the state,
The day was the culmination of a lot of hard effort by the leadership of the major golf organizations in the state.
Short speeches were given by the key leaders of each organization, Colby Cowan of the Utah PGA, Bill Walker of the UGA, Jeff Beaudry of the National PGA, Dave Terry of Salt Lake City Golf, and T.A. Barker of the Utah Golf Course Superintendents. They were instrumental in compiling an impressive collection of research data that was presented to the Governor and the array of news organizations gathered for the Proclamation Ceremony.
The report clearly labels golf as one of the big industries in the state totaling more than $800 million in economic impact.
Following the Proclamation the group, including the Governor, gathered for a day of fun on the links at Bonneville Golf Course.
News organizations have effectively reported on the gathering and links to the reports are posted here:
http://www.ksl.com/?sid=29773182&nid=960&title=utahs-economy-gets-800m-boost-from-golf-report-says&s_cid=queue-17
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602508/New-study-bolsters-viability-of-golf-industry-in-Utah.html
http://www.kutv.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_11064.shtml
http://fox13now.com/2014/05/04/study-indicates-golf-an-economic-force-in-utah-gov-to-declare-utah-golf-month/