The weather is no indicator, but golf season is just around the corner. As hard as it is to ignore the below-freezing temperatures and snowflakes (yes, it’s snowing as I’m writing this), I can’t help but daydream about being out on the links. This winter has been brutal, there’s no doubt about it. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel – it’s known as the Michigan Golf Show.
If you’re desperate to help chase away the winter blues, visit the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI this weekend (March 7-9) for the first installment of the Michigan Golf Show. The show opens Friday (2 p.m. – 8 p.m.) and is also open Saturday (9 a.m. – 7 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Admission is $10 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.
Whether you’re a beginner looking for a starter set or a four-handicap looking for a club to take your game to the next level, the Michigan Golf Show has it all. Exhibitors from courses around the country as well as local courses will be on hand. Did I mention you probably won’t find lower prices on clubs, equipment and rounds of golf anywhere else? Don’t take it from me, take it from Todd Smith, president of Show Promotions, the production company of the Michigan Golf Show.
“The resorts and local courses offer once-a-year prices and specials,” Smith said. “Equipment suppliers also offer prices that can be as much as half off.”
In its 24-year history, the show has seen its fair amount of change. From different venues (the inaugural show took place at the Novi Expo Center) to rising attendance numbers, the show presents something different every year.
“We started the show with the premise that it would be a show for everyone from a casual golfer to a scratch golfer,” Smith said. “We wanted to have all facets of golf represented.”
The foundation has worked, evidenced by attendance.
“We have consistently had attendance numbers near 30,000 people during the three days for the past 10 years,” Smith said. “The public has had a great response to being able to see everything related to golf at one location.
“Last year, we had a record attendance of 34,000 people.”
This year promises to be more of the same. More than 100 Michigan golf courses will be on hand, and 400 exhibitors in all. To help knock the rust off, many exhibitors will have events such as putting and chipping contests.
Has anyone out there attended this event in the past? If so, what kind of deals did you find? Let us know in the comments below!