(Grand Rapids, Mich.) Representing The Kingsley Club, Dr. Gary Wiren will provide instructional clinics and lectures at the 18th annual West Michigan Golf Show on Feb. 10-12 in Grand Rapids. One of the game’s true Renaissance individuals, Wiren is internationally known for being a top teacher, author, lecturer, collector and golf historian. Currently ranked #12 in Golf Digest’s Top 50 Teachers in America, Wiren is one of only 31 Master Certified Teaching Professionals in the country.
"I’m excited to be part of the West Michigan Golf Show to not only share my thoughts on golf and the golf swing but also to talk about The Kingsley Club, one of the outstanding golf courses in the country," says Wiren who serves as the club’s Ambassador and teaches there each summer. Located just south of Traverse City, The Kingsley Club (www.kingsleyclub.com) is a private golf club that has drawn national honors for its outstanding links-style design and feel. Golfweek magazine ranks the club 22nd in the nation and Wiren says "that’s spectacular given all of the great courses it’s ahead of."
With a Ph.D. degree from the University of Oregon and a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan, Wiren becomes the latest in a long line of nationally acclaimed instructors who have appeared at the West Michigan Golf Show joining such luminaries as Jim Flick, Rick Smith, Dave Pelz and Hank Haney. "Gary Wiren is an amazing and talented instructor who can speak on a wealth of topics, including the all-important cure for the common slice," says Carolyn Alt, Show Manager. "I’m also very pleased to have The Kingsley Club on board as the sponsor of Gary’s clinics and appearance at this year’s show."
Located inside the DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, the West Michigan Golf Show will attract thousands of golfers to hundreds of exhibits featuring courses and resorts, equipment and accessories, interactive golf areas, contests, clinics and free lessons. In addition to Wiren providing clinics, two-time The Big Break contestant and Ionia native Bart Lower will be appearing at the Show as well as Brad Dean, Crystal Mountain’s highly regarded and noted teacher.
Produced by ShowSpan Inc., the Golf Show is sponsored in part by Lake Express, the cross-lake and high-speed ferry service between Muskegon and Milwaukee. Other sponsors are The Kingsley Club, Golf Association of Michigan, and Crystal Mountain Resort. Several activities at the Show will benefit local charities including Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
Hours for the Show 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 $8.50 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 www.westmichigangolfshow.com. For more information, call 1-800-328-6550.
Carolyn Peticolas Alt