Golf News for Thursday, February 13, 2014 | Events

26th West Michigan Golf Show in Grand Rapids breaks down the numbers

"The number of shots taken by an opponent who is out of sight is equal to the square root of the sum of the number of curses heard plus the number of swishes." ~Michael Green

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- If there is a fundamental metric for golf it's simple math. Adding up the strokes for every hole played, you end up with a final sum for the round. It's all about numbers when playing the game. Similarly, the 26th West Michigan Golf Show, set for Feb. 14-16 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, is all about numbers, too. Take a look:


The total purse for the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic—a new Show exhibitor— to be held August 7-10, 2014 at Blythefield Country Club.


Number of Gold Card members of the Golf Association of Michigan, Show sponsor and loyal exhibitor every year since 1989.


Estimated number of golf lessons given in his career by Headliner Lou Guzzi, 2013 National PGA Teacher of the Teacher—appearing on the Pfeiffer Lincoln Seminar Stage


In the last 25 years, estimated number of free lessons given at the Show—courtesy this year of Boyne Resorts and the Michigan PGA


Amount someone will win if sinking the final 50-foot putt on Sunday at the Odawa Casino Long Putt Contest which raises money for the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.


Longest drive in yards ever hit by headliner Bobby Wilson, four-time Senior Long Drive Champion. And he did it while playing golf with the legendary Sam Snead!


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


Percentage of patrons who purchased products last year at the Show


Number of area courses participating in the new Local Golf Loyalty Card available free with every Show admission, aimed at promoting more golf in West Michigan.


Cost of the pancake breakfast on Saturday morning at the Show from 9 am-11 am


As in 2 pm when the Show opens on Friday, two hours earlier than in the past


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


Number of Shows cancelled due to a polar vortex and winter weather

Produced by ShowSpan Inc. and sponsored by Treetops Resort, Pfeiffer Lincoln, Odawa Casino Resort, Golf Association of Michigan, Boyne Resorts 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. For more information, visit

For more information, contact:
Terry Moore, Sportserv Ltd, at 616-490-0433 or