Golf 4 Midland
Golf4Midland is the Michigan Golf Industry's way to give back to help our fellow Michiganders after the devastating flood that happened in Midland on May 20. Golf is a key driver of charitable giving in the U.S. estimating $3.9 billion a year. Philanthropic contributions, including those from professional tournaments, are a huge part of the golf industry with the majority of funds going to causes outside the sport. Michigan golf course owners, operators, and golfers are always giving back to the communities they serve so stepping up to help our neighbors in Midland is natural.
The golf industry in Michigan has felt deeply for the Midland area as they have dealt with the devastation from the flood. “I can’t imagine how our neighbors in this area are dealing with this clean up in addition to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our Michigan golf industry wants to help,” said Michigan Golf Course Association President Gilda Johnson with Lake Forest Golf Club in Ann Arbor. “Golf always gives back to the communities we serve. Giving back to our friends and neighbors in Midland during this time is the right thing to do.”
The Golf4Midland fundraiser will provide relief throughout Midland County. Golf4Midland will partner with the Midland Area Community Foundation to bring help to the residents in these areas.
To kick start the fundraising, four of Michigan's leading golf industry associations have pledged a total of $2000. Golf Association of MIchigan, Greater Michigan Club Management Association, Michigan Golf Course Association and the Michigan Section PGA will urge their members and their industry as a whole. “Just think of the ripple effect if every golfer donated $10.”, said Jada Paisley, Executive Director of the MGCA.