Love Conquers All: A Wedding at the West Michigan Golf Show
“Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.” —Jack Benny
(Grand Rapids, MI) This Friday at the 32nd West Michigan Golf Show an actual wedding will take place at DeVos Place. In honor of Valentine’s Day, Shaya Perez and Keith Buege will tie the knot at 4 pm on the green grass fairway in front of duly ordained minister and WLAV’s Tony Gates and 100 of their guests.
Perez submitted a “golf love story” contest submission to WLAV-FM about how the couple first knew they were in love at LE Kaufman Golf Course (where Buege works) and her entry won the grand prize this past Monday. To mark the occasion, the lucky couple will receive these fabulous prizes:
- A solitaire ring worth $2000 from Jansen Jewelers
- $250 from Allegiant Airlines for their honeymoon to Florida
- A golf package at Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa.
- Matching travels bags from Maple Hill Golf
As romantically quirky as it may seem, this is not the first wedding for a ShowSpan production. The first took place more than 25 years ago in 1990 at the “Pontiac Silverdome Camper, Travel & RV Show.”
The West Michigan Golf Show is winter’s first sign of spring with hundreds of exhibits from courses and resorts to clubs and merchandise. Also, fabulous door prizes, free golf lessons, clinics, and the Treetops Hole-in-one Challenge (actual golf hole inside!) where everyone has a chance to win. Every ace wins $100 on the spot!
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. Adult tickets are $12 but with a $2 discount if purchased online. 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, email@example.com