Numbers and the West Michigan Golf Show


The proper scorecard number for business golfers is 90. If they’re better than that they’re neglecting business. If they’re worse, they’re neglecting golf.”

                                                            —St Andrews Rotary Club Member


(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) Mindful of the apt quote, golf is about numbers:  the number of bad shots on a given hole;  the number of total shots for a round; and yes, the number of snide shots taken at a sandbagger. The 29th West Michigan Golf Show, set for Feb. 10-12 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, is all about numbers, too. Take a look:




Total purse for the 2017 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give on June 15-18 in Grand Rapids. At its booth, find info about tickets, volunteering and special tournament events.




Estimated yards covered by the drives of headliner and Long-Driving champion Bobby Wilson in competitions the past 30 years. See him on the Applied Imaging Stage.




Number of members of the Golf Association of Michigan, the state’s largest golf body, and a loyal exhibitor since the Show’s inception in 1989.




Collectively over the years, estimated number of free golf lessons given at the Show—courtesy this year by the Michigan PGA and Ferris State PGM program.




Number of program hours logged in 2016 by junior golfers of the First Tee of West Michigan, exhibitor and a designated Show charity




Prize for sinking the final 50-foot putt on Sunday at the Odawa Casino Longest Putt Challenge which raises money for the Make-A-Wish-Foundation




Number of patrons per day receiving a free sleeve of balls for arriving first at the Show




Cost of a limited edition “Bucket List” raffle ticket & a chance at golf at Bay Harbor, Crystal Downs or Oakland Hills—to benefit the non-profit Michigan Golf Foundation.


Cost of the pancake breakfast for adults (kids are $4) on Saturday morning at DeVos Place from 9 am-11 am with proceeds going to The First Tee of West Michigan


Means “ace” and if it happens for the finalist on Sunday at the Treetops Par-3 Challenge he or she wins $25,000!

Produced by ShowSpan Inc. and sponsored by Treetops Resort, Applied Imaging, Odawa Casino, Golf Association of Michigan, Ferris State PGM Program, and the Michigan PGA. 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. A multi-day ticket for all 3 days is $15 and a twilight rate ticket is $7 for adults for the last two hours of the show each day. For more information, visit