West Michigan Golf Show Salutes GAM and Other Sponsors; Show is Feb. 9-11

GRAND RAPIDS – It requires teamwork to put on a great Golf Show. And part of the team of the 30th West Michigan Golf Show on Feb. 9-11 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids is its roster of outstanding sponsors. With their support and presence, they help to elevate the show to the next level of excellence. So let’s turn the spotlight on them and have them take a bow:

The Golf Association of Michigan (GAM), a steadfast exhibitor the past 30 straight years, returns as a sponsor representing nearly 60,000 amateur golfers and over 400 courses in the state. This year, the GAM has successfully transitioned to the USGA’s GHIN handicap system, the world’s largest handicap service. 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

Applied Imaging is a sponsor for the third year of the Seminar Stage where headliner Meg Mallon, an 18-time LPGA champion and World Golf Hall of Fame member will be presenting. 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, 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 Michigan P.G.A. 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 2018 at the Gaylord resort include: 1) 4- & 6-hole options for time-squeezed players;  2) The $119 “no blackout period” package returns offering 1 night lodging, 1 round of golf with cart on Tradition or Premier after 10 am and a breakfast; 3) Joe Charles @ Treetops Golf Academy is one of only 4 academies in the State of Michigan to be named an official GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMY. After another banner year, Treetops urges patrons to book their tee-times right at the Golf Show.  Save time and money by visiting its booth and www.treetops.com

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 and Patriot Day.

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 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-14, and children 5 and under are free.Tickets will be available at the door as well as online at www.westmichigangolfshow.com


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