HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Representatives of the golfing community are meeting with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and lawmakers at the state Capitol to highlight the golf industry’s impact on Connecticut’s economy.
Malloy and Democratic Rep. Joseph Aresimowicz (ehr-eh-SIM’-oh-wits) of Berlin are scheduled to hold a news conference on Wednesday.
Other expected speakers include Nathan Grube, tournament director of the Travelers Championship; David Polk of the First Tee of Connecticut youth golf program; and Suzy Whaley, a professional golfer from Connecticut. She is the first woman to qualify for a PGA Tour event.
Aresimowicz’s office said golf generates $1 billion for the Connecticut economy every year through golf courses, sporting goods shops and professional events like the Travelers Championship.
The news conference is part of the second annual “Connecticut Golf Association Day” at the Capitol.