A West Michigan Golf Show Tradition: Outstanding Teachers and Seminars
(Grand Rapids, MI) Of the many things the West Michigan Golf Show is known for is the quality of its seminar speakers. For over thirty years, a host of award-winning teachers have both enlightened and entertained Show patrons. This year will be no different. The only twist is that these teachers will be from West Michigan proving once again you don’t have to travel far to get expert instruction. Here’s a recap of the teachers and their presentations beginning Feb.14-16 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids.
Jason Guss—is the director of the Jason Guss Golf Academy outside Lansing. He’s annually on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s Best Young Teachers” and is the 2013 Michigan PGA Teacher of the Year. On stage both Friday and Saturday, Jason’s topic will be “5 Mistakes That are Destroying Your Game and Bank Account.”
Patti Butcher—the 2010 Teacher of the Year by the LPGA Teaching & Club Professional organization is well known throughout the state. Patti will be on stage on Friday talking about “FORCE PLATES – The Truth about Your Weight Shift.”
Ian Hughes—is the Director of Instruction at GolfTec in Grand Rapids. Ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top teachers in Michigan, Ian is also a past PGA Teacher of the Year in Illinois. His topic on Friday and Saturday will be “Swing Tru Motion Study – Common Faults and Fixes.”
Andy Matthews—is a native of Grand Rapids, a former Michigan Amateur champion and Tour player. Andy is now the Director of Performance at Neuropeak Pro which optimizes human performance. He’ll be on stage all weekend with “Train Your Brain for a Better Golf Game.”
Mike Boogaard—is the PGA Director of Golf at Pines GC. Widely known as a putting guru with a number of state champions as his pupils, Mike’s topic on Saturday will be “Mike Boogard’s Philosophy of Putting and What Makes it Work!”
Jeff Caminiti—is a PGA Teaching pro at Maple Hill Golf. With an in-demand lesson book, Jeff will be joined on stage by former U-Michigan standout Nick Carlson on Saturday & Sunday: “In Pursuit of the PGA Tour—a Lesson and Conversation with Tom Nick Carlson.”
These seminars are free and last no more than 60 minutes.
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, for the last 2 hours of the show. Juniors 14 & under are FREE.
Tickets available now online at WestMichiganGolfShow.com or at DeVos Place Box Office during show hours.
New this year: $2 parking is available in Dash Lot Area 9 with a free trolley ride to the Show provided by Affordable Limousines.
Carolyn Alt, ShowSpan, at 616-447-2860
Terry Moore, Sportserv Ltd., 616-490-0433, firstname.lastname@example.org