February 10-12, 2023
The 2020 West Michigan Golf Show
DeVos Place – Grand Rapids, MI | Feb 14-16, 2020
The following is a recap of the 2020 Show, now known as “the one where we had a wedding!” – Click any bar below to view the information in that category.
Treetops Resort $100 Hole-in-One Challenge
The Treetops Resort Hole-In-One Challenge was a shot at an instant $100!
We switched up our classic Hole-In-One Challenge! No more qualifying, no more hoops to jump through – just 3 shots to get a hole-in-one, and if you sank it, you got $100 on the spot!
PLUS Treetops Resort gave away tons of fabulous prizes!
Entry fee was $10 for 3 chances, proceeds went to Patriot Golf Day and Folds of Honor.
Long Drive & Putting Contests
Test your short game for your chance to win $5,000 in our putting contest!
Or if your drive is your strength, try your swing in the Long Drive Contest to win great prizes!
Additional fees required to play, rules & gameplay details were available onsite.
Closest to the Pin Contest | Grand Haven Golf Club
Try out your skills on the virtual golf course, provided by RealGolf, and get your ball closest to the pin for the chance to win some fabulous prizes from Grand Haven Golf Club – America’s Most Patriotic Golf Course!
Ferris State PGA Golf Management Trackman Iron Experience
The Ferris State PGA Golf Management Program broke out the Trackman Iron Experience at the show! A chance to learn your club distances and compare your golf show carry distances with those of PGA and LPGA tour players.
Friday is Women’s Day
Bring your SWEETHEART, sisters, mothers, daughters, friends, league partners and spouses and enjoy a great time at the show that will get your golf game ready for Spring.
First 500 women through the door get a free gift bag!
PLUS, register to win a getaway at The Rock @ Drummond Island, and join Patti Butcher, 2010 LPGA Golf Professional of the Year at the Seminar Stage!
A Marriage at the Golf Show!
WLAV is helping golfers celebrate love this Valentine’s Day!
On Friday at 4pm, one lucky couple got married at the 2020 West Michigan Golf Show! They told us their golf love story and won the grand prize which includes…
A $2,000 solitaire ring from Jensen Jewelers
$250 from Allegiant Airlines for a honeymoon in Florida
A golf package at Saddlebrook Resort & Spa in Florida
Matching travel golf bags from Maple Hill Golf so they can take their clubs with them
AND ordained minister TONY GATES performed the ceremony!
Enter to Win at the show for your chance at tons of great golf prizes! Winners drawn every hour of the show!
PLUS, everyone is entered to win the Grand Prize of $500 to Maple Hill Golf!
Thanks to our prize providers:
Win a WOODTV8 Golf Towel!
SIDE BET! Get closer to the pin than Terri DeBoer on the Treetops Hole-In-One Challenge and win a WOODTV8 Golf Towel!
Women’s Golf Day Enter to Win
Enter to Win on Friday, Women’s Golf Day, for your chance at one of two Stay & Play packages to The Rock at Drummond Island – including overnight stay & rounds of golf for 2 people!
Ball Sponsor – Boyne Golf
The first 100 people through the door each day will receive a free sleeve of balls, courtesy of Boyne Golf!
Treetops Resort | Hole In One Challenge Sponsor
Treetops Resort is the official sponsor of the Hole In One Challenge!
Win Golf & Lessons from Treetops in the 18 Days of Golf Giveaway!
Every day from now until the show, ESPN and Treetops will be giving away rounds of golf and free lessons to lucky winners!
From Tuesday, February 4 up to the Golf Show, ESPN’s Big Drew & Jim Show is giving away rounds of golf to Treetops Courses (Tradition, Masterpiece, Premier, Threetops and the Signature) Each day will celebrate a different hole, and you could win a dozen balls, rounds of golf, or even overnight stays!
Listen Weekdays 3pm-6pm for your chance to win!
Play Local Courses and Get Free Admission to the 2021 Show
The Golf Show continues the Local Golf Loyalty Card! Pick up your free card at the show, play 10 rounds at any combination of the local courses listed and get Free Admission to the 2021 West Michigan Golf Show!
Did you get your 2020 card filled? Bring it to the Will Call Desk at the show for free admittance to this year’s show!
Golf Association of Michigan – Are YOU a Member?
Thanks to the Golf Association of Michigan for their continued support of the West Michigan Golf Show!
Are YOU a Member? Stop by their booth at the show to get details on the benefits of being a member of the G.A.M.
Chris O’Connell, Plane Truth Golf, Matt Kuchar’s Swing Coach
O’Connell is the Director of Instruction for The Plane Truth at The Courses at Watters Creek in Plano, TX. A Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher since 2013, O’Connell has also been recognized as one of the “Best Teachers” in the state of Texas since 2011 by Golf Digest magazine.
A 1995 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he was a two-time MVP and team captain, O’Connell played briefly on the PGA Tour—playing in four events— before turning his attention to coaching. Since 1998, he has mentored under renowned swing coach Jim Hardy, author of the best-selling golf instruction book that spawned the school’s name, The Plane Truth for Golfers. Hardy was also named the 2007 PGA National Teacher of the Year and is ranked among the top 10 coaches on Golf Digest’s “50 Best Teachers in America” list.
O’Connell’s students include seven-time PGA Tour winner and 2012 Players champion Matt Kuchar, six-time PGA Tour winner Hunter Mahan and Gavin Green. O’Connell also serves as the Vice President and Co-Founder of Plane Truth Golf, a business dedicated to training golf instructors and providing instruction to golfers worldwide through innovative teaching tools.
Jason Guss, Jason Guss Golf Academy, Golf Digest’s “America’s Best Young Teachers”
Jason Guss is one of the brightest and most talented young instructors anywhere. For the last three years he has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of “America’s Best Young Teachers” as well as the 2013 Michigan PGA Teacher of the Year. He was also named Golf Digest’s list of best instructors in the state of Michigan in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013. He was also voted by that same magazine as one of the top 20 teachers in America under the age of 40. Jason was also named the Northern Michigan Teacher of the Year for 2009 and 2011. For the past thirteen years Jason has been fortunate enough to be around some of the top players in the world. He accompanied top five instructor Rick Smith, while he coached such players as Phil Mickelson, Rocco Mediate, Lee Janzen, and Jerry Kelly to name a few. He has also caddied for Hall of Fame Golfers Arnold Palmer and Hale Irwin. With this experience he has been able to coach some of his own PGA and LPGA players.
Jason has also been a keynote speaker for the PGA of Michigan sharing his own insights into the golf swing. As well as speaking at the first ever Michigan Teaching and Coaching Summit in Michigan. He has filmed four Golf Channel Academy instructional pieces as well as being a guest on Michigan Golfer Live. Jason was also a key piece of the instructional series 20/20 golf on Fox Sports.