Teacher of Year and Long Drive Champion Head To West Michigan Golf Show

The reigning National Teacher of the Year and a legendary Long Drive Champion will headline the twenty-fifth annual West Michigan Golf Show, held February 14-16 in Grand Rapids.

Lou Guzzi, the 2013 PGA National Teacher of the Year, will teach free seminars during the show. He adds his name to a prestigious list of past presenters which include Hank Haney, Jim Flick and Mike Bender.

“Considering the history of outstanding teachers at the West Michigan Golf Show, it’s a privilege to be a part of it in 2014,” said Guzzi. “I’m looking forward to sharing my core teaching philosophy of ‘knowledge is power.’ It’s all about sound fundamentals and correct swing positions and linking them to the proper way to practice. And as heard on the television commercial, ‘it’s not rocket science; it’s common sense.’ ”

Guzzi will be joined by Bobby Wilson, four time National Senior Long Drive Champion who is the all-time leading money winner on the Long Drivers of America Tour, boasting 11 separate tour titles. Wilson has spent the past twenty five years conducting clinics and exhibitions.

Golf Show Manager Carolyn Alt said West Michigan golfers are in for an entertaining lesson with the addition of Guzzi and Wilson to the Pfeiffer Lincoln Seminar Stage. “Not only are Lou and Bobby nationally recognized for their expertise and experience, but they’re both consummate communicators who enjoy engaging with large audiences.”

According to Alt, Guzzi will be the 11th nationally honored teacher by the PGA or LPGA to have appeared at the WMGS in the past 26 years.

Held continuously since 1989, the West Michigan Golf Show features shopping, clinics, putting contests, junior golf instruction and swing analyzers. With several charities benefiting from the Show, sponsors include: Treetops Resort, Pfeiffer Lincoln, Odawa Casino 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 hours are 2:00 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. Tickets will be available at the door as well as online at http://www.westmichigangolfshow.com

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