“Made in Michigan” is the proud theme of the 25th annual West Michigan Golf Show set for February 8-10 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids. To help celebrate the Silver Anniversary of Michigan’s longest-running golf show, organizers have put together a roster of accomplished golfers and teachers native to Michigan to serve as headliners for the Show.
Mount Pleasant native and two-time PGA Tour winner Dan Pohl will be joined by two celebrated Grand Rapids golfers who are making a mark in professional competitive golf—Matt Harmon and Andy Matthews. Harmon’s longtime teacher is Dave Kendall, a two-time Michigan PGA Teacher of the Year, while Matthews’ instructor is Charley Vandenberg, a four-time Michigan PGA Teacher of the Year. Both Kendall and Vandenberg will be conducting clinics with their respective students lending insight into what it takes to make it on Tour.
Also providing clinics will be well-regarded PGA instructors Jason Guss, Treetops, and Brian O’Neill of Boyne USA. Guss and O’Neill will be teaming up on stage for a special “challenge lesson” in which they will compete by showing how they improved the worst swings of past students.
Golf Show Manager Carolyn Alt is particularly excited about the “Made in Michigan” lineup for this year’s edition. “Wanting to do something different for our 25th anniversary, we came to the conclusion that some outstanding talent—both for playing and teaching—is available right here in our state,” said Alt. “Our patrons will learn from Michigan’s best players and teachers.”
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