HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Representatives of the golfing community spent the day at the state Capitol, meeting with lawmakers to highlight the sport’s impact on Connecticut’s economy.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined officials from the Connecticut State Golf Association, the Travelers Championship and others at a Wednesday morning news conference.
Malloy says golf has become a more than $1 billion industry in Connecticut, and is responsible for more than 11,000 jobs.
He also touted the new golfing media site, Hartford-based Back9Network, which he said is helping the state become a leader in digital sports media, joining other Connecticut-based companies such as ESPN and NBC Sports.
Nathan Grube, the tournament director of The Travelers Championship, says June’s PGA Tour stop in Connecticut will pump more than $30 million into the local economy.
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