(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) Golf is a game where numbers matter. You have numbers on the scorecard noting the pars of the holes-3s, 4s and 5s, You have numbers for yardages and hole handicaps. And then there's numbers one must write down on the scorecard. Likewise, numbers are also essential and revealing about the 25th annual West Michigan Golf Show on Feb. 8-10 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids. Let's count the ways:
Career earnings on the PGA Tour by Show headliner Dan Pohl, twice a PGA Tour winner
The estimated number of attendees to the Golf Show over the past 25 years.
105,000 Square feet of exhibit space devoted to the Golf Show
The amount of money earned last year by headliner Matt Harmon on the Web.com Tour
23,000 Square feet of netting for indoor par 3, the free golf lesson and demo club area
13,000 Estimated number of golfers who have attempted a shot at the popular Treetops par-3 challenge in past 12 years
3,900 Number of golf balls that will be given away at the Golf Show for those purchasing tickets online or for the first 100 patrons at the Show each day.
79 Percentage of show patrons planning at least one golf vacation this year
62 Percentage of show patrons planning to purchase golf equipment at the Show
Final round score of Matt Harmon when he finished T-2 at the 2012 TPC Stonebrae tourney
Years presenter Frank Thomas held the position of the USGA's Technical Director
These loyal exhibitors have attended 25 years straight since the Show started in 1989:
Boyne Country CVB, Boyne USA, Crystal Mountain, Golf Association of Michigan, Grand Traverse Resort, Gull Lake View, Shanty Creek/Schuss Mountain, Treetops Resort
Number of Michigan PGA Teacher of Year awards by presenters Dave Kendall and Charley Vandenberg
Number of Golf Shows cancelled due to bad weather, rain outs and lightning.
Held continuously since 1989, the West Michigan Golf Show will attract thousands of Michigan golfers to hundreds of exhibits and will feature clinics, putting contests, junior golf instruction, swing analyzers and unbeatable golf shopping opportunities. As always, several charities will benefit from their involvement with the show. Sponsors include: Treetops Resort, Pfeiffer Lincoln, Odawa Casino Resort, Swan Lake Resort, Golf Association of Michigan, Boyne USA and the Michigan PGA.
Produced by ShowSpan Inc. and held at DeVos Place, the West Michigan Golf Show's hours are 4:00 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. Free 3-pack of golf balls for the first 100 people each day and those purchasing tickets online. Tickets will be available at the door as well as online at www.westmichigangolfshow.com