The Best Teachers Again Highlight West Michigan Golf Show

The Best Teachers Again Highlight West Michigan Golf Show

Since the first West Michigan Golf Show (WMGS) in 1989, top rated golf teachers have been a popular feature of every show. In ’89, Hank Haney, teacher later for Tiger Woods, long drive champion Evan “Big Cat” Williams, and Master Professional Mike Hebron all gave standing room-only seminars.  

This year the tradition continues on Feb. 10-12 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids with a strong line-up of some of Michigan’s best and nationally ranked teachers. They are:

Gary Bissell is included in the current issue of Golf Digest as one of “Best Young Teachers in America.” The head men’s golf coach at GVSU and a PGA teaching professional in Allendale, Bissell was one of only two teachers from Michigan listed from the Midwest. Gary will be on stage Saturday at the Show.

Jeff Caminiti will be on stage Friday. A PGA professional, Jeff began his career helping golfers improve in 2001. He’s been a sought after teacher in West Michigan. Jeff’s  indoor state-of-the-art indoor studio is in Greenviille, Mich., where he teaches individuals and small groups.

Ian Hughes will give presentations on Saturday and Sunday. Director of Instruction and Regional Manager of GOLFTEC, Ian has been coaching and teaching since 2000 and has given over 37,000 lessons! He’s ranked #3 in Golf Digest’s best teachers in Michigan.

Jason Guss will be at the Show on Friday night and Saturday morning. Ranked #2 in Michigan by Golf Digest, Jason has appeared many times at the Show and remains a favorite. Three times he’s been named the Michigan’s PGA Teacher of the Year.

In addition to these outstanding teachers, Titleist Certified Fitness Trainer Tyler Kinch will also be on stage all three days. Tyler’s mission is to help golfers maximize both performance and durability. But injuries are not uncommon for avid players where it’s estimated half of all serious golfers have physical issues that impact their games.

Along with expert instruction and seminars, the WMGS offers hundreds of exhibits and features clinics, skill contests, junior golf instruction, swing analyzers and simulators. Designated charities include The First Tee of West Michigan, Folds of Honor, Patriot Day and Make-A-Wish. 

Sponsors are: Treetops Resort, Golf Association of Michigan, PGA Golf Management Program at Ferris State, Golf Car Plus, Alliance Beverage, Everett’s Landscaping and ForeverLawn West Michigan.

Produced by ShowSpan Inc., the West Michigan Golf Show’s hours are 2:00 pm-9:00 pm, Friday; 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Saturday; and 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Sunday. Tickets are  $12 and must be purchased online. Juniors 14 & under are FREE. Admission price is good for the entire run of the show. With no physical box office, tickets are only available at

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