Saying that golf no longer should be "one of the best-kept secrets" in the state, Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed a declaration of Golf Month in Utah.
Following the news conference at the Capitol with officials of the newly formed Golf Alliance for Utah, Herbert teed off in a Utah Golf Day tournament at Bonneville Golf Course.
The alliance, created by the Utah Golf Association, the Utah Section PGA and other golf business groups, is designed to grow and protect the game in Utah. Part of its mission is to broadcast the findings of a Stanford Research Institute study that determined Utah's golf footprint is on par with skiing, citing 250,000 participants and generating an economic impact of $805 million in 2012.