In picture: Jason Carpenter, second from right, joins the
GAM at the West Michigan Golf Show.
GRAND RAPIDS – Jason
Carpenter, a Milan native, Fremont resident and Shelby High School teacher,
recently moved back to Michigan after several years living in Ohio.
He has long played
golf with his uncle, Mike Kidder, a long-time GAM member who has played in Golf
Association of Michigan Golf Days and won GAM Net tournaments. They came to the
West Michigan Golf Show and Carpenter made sure to become a GAM member so he
could “Get In The GAM” for fun and competition with his uncle.
together for years and now that I’m back in Michigan we can do it more often,”
said Carpenter, who is a former Albion College football player. “We came over
to this show because we enjoy the game, and it works out that I can join the
several others became members over the show weekend, taking advantage of
discounts, as did several golfers who renewed their membership for 2017.
The GAM was a primary
sponsor of the popular show at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids once again, and
Carpenter and his uncle were part of a large Saturday afternoon crowd.
It was the 29th annual edition of the show
which featured hundreds of exhibits from golf courses, resorts and golf
equipment vendors, as well as on-stage clinics by popular long drive guru Bobby
Wilson and Michigan’s own Jason Guss, who was the 2013 Michigan PGA Teacher of
The GAM will also
have a booth March 10-12 at the Michigan Golf Show at Suburban Collection
Showplace in Novi where golfers can renew memberships or start a membership
Benefits of membership include:
A GAM/USGA Handicap
Index because you can track your golf scores via posting 9 and 18-hole scores
on your mobile phone or any other device.
Finding a golf
course to play those 9 and 18-hole rounds will be easier because you receive
the Michigan Links Golf Directory, a comprehensive magazine that lists all of
the golf courses in Michigan with contact information and more. It’s super and
you can even find out who the superintendent is if needed.
Members can also
simply show the shiny golf 2017 GAM Golf Card at over 200 Michigan golf courses
and receive Swing and Save discounts, including some 2-for-1 offers.