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

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

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

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.

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

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

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