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Treetops Returns as Major West Michigan Golf Show Sponsor

Treetops Returns as Major Golf Show Sponsor for Sixth Time 

(Grand Rapids, Mich.) Returning as a major sponsor of the West Michigan Golf Show for the sixth consecutive year is Treetops Resort in Gaylord. Benefitting Patriot Golf Day, Treetops sponsors the popular Par-Three Challenge, a main attraction of the show where patrons tee it up and compete for closest to the pin prizes while hoping to make an ace on Sunday afternoon and earn $25,000.  

Beyond the Par-Three Challenge, Treetops has a host of attractive “Show Specials” in store including: 

·         Its ever popular $99 certificates will again be sold— valid for one night, one round, one breakfast and one lesson. Based on double occupancy, they’re best utilized when purchased in pairs. 

·         Drawings at the show: a winner (two rounds of golf) every hour in addition to a grand prize winner (two nights, two rounds, for two) at the Show’s conclusion. 

·         A reservationist will book golf packages on the spot so that customers can reserve desired room dates and tee times. 

·         The Golf Group Sales threshold is now lowered to 16 players.  Sales Managers will be on hand to book groups of 16 or more at special group sales rates.  

“Were always excited about coming to Grand Rapids and the West Michigan Golf Show,” says Kevin McKinley, TreetopsDirector of Golf for the award-winning resort. “Its a very well-run and promoted Show with a passionate following of golfers.”  

McKinley is also proud the Par-Three Challenge benefits Patriot Golf Day, the nationally recognized and lauded Labor Day event that benefits the Folds of Honor, providing annual educational scholarships to the military families of those who have been killed or disabled while in active duty. Since its founding in 2007, the organization has awarded over 7,500 scholarships, including over 2,000 in 2014 alone. Treetops has been a Michigan leader in supporting Patriots Golf Day and the Folds of Honor. McKinley has twice received the Patriot Award by the Michigan PGA for his stellar efforts on behalf of the Folds of Honor. 

A four-season destination featuring 23 ski runs, Treetops Resort boasts 81 championship golf holes designed by golf greats Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Tom Fazio, and Rick Smith. Treetops is home to North Americas #1 Par Three Course – Treetops and the acclaimed Rick Smith Golf Academy. The resort features a full-service spa, conference and meeting facilities. Visit www.treetops.com

Held continuously since 1989, the West Michigan Golf Show is sponsored by Treetops Resort, Gun Lake Casino, Golf Association of Michigan, Boyne Resorts, and the Michigan PGA. Several charities will benefit from the Show, including Patriot Golf Day, Folds of Honors and First Tee of West Michigan. 

Produced by ShowSpan Inc. and held at DeVos Place, the West Michigan Golf Show’s hours are 2:00 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. Tickets will be available at the door and online at www.westmichigangolfshow.com

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Contact: 
Carolyn Alt, ShowSpan, at 616-447-2860
Terry Moore, Sportserv Ltd., 616-490-0433, [email protected]

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