GAM

GOLF ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN

Numbers Behind the West Michigan Golf Show

(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) Golf is a game where numbers matter. You
have numbers on the scorecard noting the pars of the holes—3s, 4s and 5s, You
have numbers for yardages and hole handicaps. And then there’s numbers one must
write down on the scorecard. Likewise, numbers are also essential and revealing
about the 25th annual West Michigan Golf Show on Feb. 8-10 at DeVos Place in
downtown Grand Rapids. Let’s count the ways:

 

$3,112,263

Career earnings on the PGA Tour by Show headliner Dan Pohl, twice
a PGA Tour winner

 

228,000

The estimated number of attendees to the Golf Show over the past
25 years.

 

105,000

Square feet of exhibit space devoted to the Golf Show

 

$88,553

The amount of money earned last year by headliner Matt Harmon on
the Web.com Tour

 

23,000

Square feet of netting for indoor par 3, the free golf lesson and
demo club area

 

13,000

Estimated number of golfers who have attempted a shot at the
popular Treetops par-3 challenge in past 12 years

 

3,900

Number of golf balls that will be given away at the Golf Show for
those purchasing tickets online or for the first 100 patrons at the Show each
day.

 

79

Percentage of show patrons planning at least one golf vacation
this year

 

62

Percentage of show patrons planning to purchase golf equipment at
the Show

 

61

Final round score of Matt Harmon when he finished T-2 at the 2012
TPC Stonebrae tourney

 

26

Years presenter Frank Thomas held the position of the USGA’s
Technical Director

 

25

These loyal exhibitors have attended 25 years straight since the
Show started in 1989:

Boyne Country CVB, Boyne USA, Crystal Mountain, Garland, Golf
Association of Michigan, Grand Traverse Resort, Gull Lake View, Shanty
Creek/Schuss Mountain, Treetops Resort

 

5

Number of Michigan PGA Teacher of Year awards by presenters Dave
Kendall and Charley Vandenberg

 

0

Number of Golf Shows cancelled due to bad weather, rain outs and
lightning.

 

Held continuously since 1989, the West Michigan Golf Show will
attract thousands of Michigan golfers to hundreds of exhibits and will feature
clinics, putting contests, junior golf instruction, swing analyzers and
unbeatable golf shopping opportunities. As always, several charities will
benefit from their involvement with the show. Sponsors include: Treetops Resort,
Pfeiffer Lincoln, Odawa Casino Resort, Swan Lake Resort, Golf Association of
Michigan, Boyne USA and the Michigan PGA.

 

Produced by ShowSpan Inc. and held at DeVos Place, the West
Michigan Golf Show’s hours are 4:00 pm-9:00 pm, Friday; 10:00 am-7:00 pm,
Saturday; and 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults, $4 for
children ages 6-14, and children 5 and under are free. Free 3-pack of golf
balls for the first 100 people each day and those purchasing tickets online.
Tickets will be available at the door as well as online at www.westmichigangolfshow.com

 

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