West Michigan Golf Show Salutes its Sponsors
(Grand Rapids, Mich.) Thanks to the generous support of its sponsors, the West Michigan Golf Show is known throughout the country for the quality of its presentations and attractions. Likewise, these sponsors are also known for being leaders in their field whether it be in business or in golf. Please join us as we pay a tribute to the 2019 sponsors of the Golf Show to be held Feb. 8-10 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids:
Applied Imaging is a sponsor for the fourth year of the Seminar Stage where headliner Chris O’Connell, Matt Kuchar’s teacher since 2006, will be giving clinics. Other state and regional teachers will both inform and entertain patrons with free golf clinics. A Grand Rapids-based technology company founded in 1987, Applied Imaging has offices in GR, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Flint, Traverse City, Muskegon, Petoskey, Troy and Toledo, Applied Imaging represents a number of companies and is Midwest’s premier independently owned and managed provider of Document Imaging Technology, Managed IT and Network services. Visit www.appliedimaging.com
The Golf Association of Michigan (GAM), a steadfast exhibitor the past 31 straight years, returns as a sponsor representing nearly 60,000 amateur golfers and over 400 courses in the state. This year the GAM is celebrating its Centennial with a special gala at Oakland Hills with Jack Nicklaus. At the Show, patrons will be able to sign up for or renew their “GAM Golf Card Membership.” Membership perks include: the ability to post scores on a mobile device and options to play in GAM Golf Days – fun, casual one-day events at exclusive Michigan golf courses. Visit www.gam.org
The Michigan PGA will again sponsor and provide free golf lessons, one of the lasting traditions of the Show. All weekend, PGA pros will give tips on fundamentals and get players pumped up for spring golf. At the Family Fun Zone, juniors will enjoy GolfZilla and GolfiGator—inflatable targets. PGA officials and pros will share info about several successful programs to grow the game: including the popular PGA Junior League, Drive, Chip & Putt Championship, and Get Golf Ready programs. Visit www.michiganpgagolf.com
Treetops Resort continues its popular sponsorship of the Par-3 Challenge where patrons will tee it up at a real par-3 hole, compete for closest to the pin prizes and hope to make an ace and earn $25,000. New for 2019 at the Gaylord resort include: Treetops Robert Trent Jones Sr. Masterpiece returns to its original design including the construction of a new forward tee and cart path on hole #4; Treetops North Himalayas Putting Green will feature a daily putting course set up similar to the “Punch Bowl” at Bandon Dunes; Treetops will also be selling “golf only” specials. Finally, in the deals category, Treetops offers popular unlimited golf package at the show and when someone books at the show, it’ll waive all of the surcharges that would normally apply. Many reasons to track Treetops down at the Golf Show and come ready to book.
PGA Golf Management Program at Ferris State University continues its presence at the Show. Under the guidance of PGA Golf Management’s students and staff, the Trackman Performance clubfitting will be offered. The PGA Golf Management program at FSU is nationally recognized for its success in preparing students for careers in the golf industry. In fact, in association with the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of America, it was the first such program founded in the country in 1975. Since then, the program has produced more than 1800 graduates, of whom 900 are active members of the PGA. From coast to coast, Ferris State’s PGM alums are now found at the top courses, clubs and resorts in the U.S. Visit http://ferris.edu/business/program/pga-golf-management/
Held continuously since 1989, the West Michigan Golf Show offers hundreds of exhibits and features clinics, skill contests, junior golf instruction, swing analyzers and simulators. Designated charities include The First Tee of West Michigan, Folds of Honor Patriot Day and Make-A-Wish.
Produced by ShowSpan Inc., the West Michigan Golf Show’s hours are 2:00 pm-9:00 pm, Friday; 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Saturday; and 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Sunday. Tickets are $10 online for adults and $12 at the door. Twilight Adult rate is $8 at the door the last 2 hours of the show. Juniors 14 & under are FREE. New this year: Admission price is good for the entire run of the show with wristband given out at the show. Tickets available now online at WestMichiganGolfShow.com or at DeVos Place Box Office during show hours.
Carolyn Alt, ShowSpan, at 616-447-2860
Terry Moore, Sportserv Ltd., 616-490-0433, email@example.com