Ferris State University, Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Excited About Partnership

It is perhaps only fitting that Ferris State University, birthplace of the original Professional Golf Management academic program, is now permanent home of the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame.


“This is a wonderful opportunity for both organizations,” said Fritz Balmer, president of the Michigan Golf Foundation and chair of the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Committee. “What better place to exhibit the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame portraits, plaques and memorabilia, in an interactive manner, than at Ferris State University, the birthplace of the PGA Golf Management curriculum. Putting the students in touch with golf history and the people who made that history is a perfect fit. We are extremely fortunate.”


Aaron Waltz, director of Ferris’ PGA Golf Management program, appreciates what this opportunity means for the Big Rapids, Mich.-based universitys golf management students.


“I am extremely excited about the relocation of the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame to Ferris State University,” said Waltz, director of a program that dates back to 1975, and celebrated its 40th year in 2015. “This not only allows the hall of fame to have a new home, but gives all of the Ferris PGA Golf Management students the opportunity to understand the rich history and tradition of excellent golf in Michigan.”


See and hear what is being said about this partnership between Ferris and the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame:


The new permanent all of fame will be housed in the future PGA Golf Management Learning Center, which will be built adjacent to Ferris’ Katke Golf Course.


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