What West Michigan golfers say about the West Michigan Golf Show
(Grand Rapids, Mich.) For over 30 years the West Michigan Golf Show has been entertaining and informing golfers throughout West Michigan and beyond. A frequent remark made by exhibitors about the Show is how it attracts loyal golfers year after year to their booths, making it almost a pre-season reunion. This year on Feb. 14-16 at DeVos Place, patrons will shed their winter-weary blahs and get a head start on the golf season. In appreciation of those patrons, we interviewed a few and asked about their favorites things about the Show.
Deb & Donn Rissi, Lowell
Our favorite part of the Golf Show is going to the course and resort booths. At the resort booths we get pricing on packages. And at the booths we love hearing about any changes to the courses and pricing for the upcoming season. We give praise to well-run golf operations and mention problems we encountered at others, always done with respect. Of course, we stop by the equipment booths and look for deals. Last year, our friend was very proud of his purchase of a $30 Ping Hoofer bag which replaced his 20-year bag. Finally, it’s a great day to think about summer in the middle of winter!
Pat Geary, Grand Rapids
A few of my favorite things are: 1) The presentations by golf instructors; I have on more than one occasion picked up tips that were very helpful, 2) Deals on golf equipment and greens fees from vendors, and 3) the feeling of excitement and anticipation in the large crowds who have been buried under layers of Michigan snow and ice for too long.
Tom Page, Holland
I compare the Show to a fun and big buffet of all things golf. Whether you’re a casual golfer (like me!) or one who’s more avid and advanced, the show offers a wide range of new tips, equipment, technology, and super golf destinations to discover.
Tony Zoellner, Grand Rapids
For me, I like seeing the golf deals for the new season. And if I’m interested in getting new equipment, I find being at the Show makes it easy to compare and get sales help.
Jim Black, Ada
The Show’s a welcome respite from winter. It whets the appetite for the coming season with the hope that this will be the year, regardless of past experience. It’s also great to see like-minded friends and to find bargain apparel and equipment. In short, plain fun!
Jim Hill, Grand Rapids
I look forward to taking a few whacks at the Par 3 contest for my first swings of the season. I seem to always blame the clubs because if I had my wedge I would have been on the green. I chuckle as the local personalities announce my name and my favorite golf course as I address the ball. And I look forward to buying a few bargains from Maple Hill Golf; every year their booth seems to be larger than the previous year. Of course, the teaching pros giving lessons and the top headliners are always worth the price of admission.
Kurt Vanden Bosch, Zeeland
I enjoy attending the seminars presented by nationally recognized and local golf instructors. Information from these sessions have helped me improve my golf game and get me excited for another season. I also like visiting with resort representatives from Michigan and surrounding states to increase my awareness of new and redesigned golf courses, updated facilities and available golf packages.
Produced by ShowSpan, Inc., the West Michigan Golf Show is sponsored by Treetops Resort, Golf Association of Michigan, and the Michigan PGA. 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.
Tickets available now online at www.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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