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Slaughter marks National Golf Day with resolution

U.S. Rep. Louise M. Slaughter of Fairport has introduced a resolution to commemorate the Professional Golf Association and Ladies Professional Golf Association championships being held in the Rochester area this summer.

The 95th PGA Championship will be run Aug. 5 to 11 at Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, the region’s oldest course, which has played host to events such as the Ryder Cup, the Senior Open Championship and two previous PGA championships. Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, which has played host to the Wegmans LPGA Championship since 1977, will welcome the event again this year from June 3 to 9.

According to the New York Golf Task Force, the state’s direct golf economy is estimated to be close to $3 billion, and is responsible for tens of thousands of jobs in the state.

National Golf Day was Tuesday.

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