West Michigan Golf Show This Weekend at DeVos Place
Here's a breaking news bulletin: local weathermen are forecasting perfect weather inside DeVos Place for the West Michigan Golf Show. For 28 consecutive years the Show’s never missed a tee time for winter-weary golfers needing a touch of spring—even if it’s indoors February 12-14 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids
If you have never attended the show before, or, if you're a returning Golf Show fan, here's what you'll find. Golf, golf and more golf. With hundreds of exhibits and dozens of interactive areas, the Show covers every aspect of the game—from equipment and clothing to resorts and golf courses to seminars and skill contests. And for those thinking about getting into the game, this is a great place to start.
All seminars and golf lessons are free with the price of admission.
Golf Channel’s Michael Breed, host of the popular weekly TV series The Golf Fix, will conduct free seminars on Friday and Saturday at the Applied Imaging Stage. Other presenters include Jason Guss, Michigan’s 2013 PGA Teacher of the Year, and Joe Charles, Treetops’ Director of Instruction.
Compliments of the PGA of America and the Michigan PGA, juniors will enjoy GolfZilla and GolfiGator—inflatable targets—at the Family Fun Zone. PGA officials and pros will be on hand to talk about several successful “new golfer” programs: the fast-rising PGA Junior League; Drive, Chip & Putt Championship; and Get Golf Ready programs. Plus, the First Tee Program of West Michigan will staff a special junior golf interactive area— with news about its 2016 programs aimed at getting juniors excited about golf, a character-building game of a lifetime.
There will be putting and long drive contests, closest to the pin events using a golf simulator, free golf tips provided by PGA pros, a new club testing area, and the ever-popular Par-3 Challenge. Of course, to many bargain hunters, you can’t beat the Show for its retail offerings of new equipment, apparel, shoes, gloves and accessories. Maple Hill Golf, a Show staple for 27 years, will have over $1 million dollars of inventory.
The first 200 people entering the Show each day will receive a 2-pack of Bridgestone e6 golf balls. The Show opens on Friday at 2 pm, well ahead of the busy afternoon drive. Friday is also Ladies Day at the Show with special gift bags for the first 500 women. On Saturday morning starting at 9 am in the Grand Gallery, there’s a pancake breakfast to benefit The First Tee of West Michigan at $6 for adults/$4 for kids.
Tickets are only $10 for adults; $4 for children ages 6-14; children 5 & under free. Tickets at the door at DeVos Place or in advance online at www.westmichigangolfshow.com