Golf great Meg Mallon will provide a first when she appears as the West Michigan Golf Show in February.
The Michigan native will be the first World Golf Hall of Fame member to appear at the show, which has been around 30 years. The show, set for Feb. 9-11 at DeVos Place, will feature appearances by Mallon on Feb. 9-10.
“With my Michigan ties, it’s very exciting to be part of the Show in Grand Rapids,” said Mallon, who grew up in Birmingham and attended Mercy High School in Farmington Hills. “As home to the Meijer LPGA Classic, I know this region is a hotbed of golfers who love the game.”
The show runs 2-9 p.m. on Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Feb. 10 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Feb. 11.
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Mallon began her stellar golf career began in Michigan with a state championship and eventually became an 18-time LPGA winner and four-time major champion.
In 1983, Mallon won the Michigan Women’s Amateur and later starred at Ohio State University. Her breakout year on the LPGA Tour occurred in 1991 when she won four times including two majors – the LPGA Championship and the U.S. Women’s Open. The following year, she was selected to her first U.S. Solheim Cup team and would play on eight consecutive teams from 1992 to 2005.
Mallon was honored with the captaincy of the U.S. Solheim Cup team in 2013.
Elected to the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in 2002, Mallon this past September was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame, only the fourth Michigan golfer to be so honored.
“It’s an incredible honor for the West Michigan Golf Show to welcome Meg, truly one of the all-time greatest golfers in Michigan history,” said Carolyn Alt, Senior Show Manager. “As both a player and a Solhiem Cup Captain, she possesses such valuable insight and knowledge about the game.”
In addition to Mallon, other seminars will be given by Alison Curdt, a PGA Master Professional trained in Clinical Psychology and the 2015 LPGA Teacher of the Year; Jeff Caminiti, Maple Hill Golf; Ian Hughes, GolfTEC; Jason Guss; Patti Butcher; and Joe Charles, Treetops.
The West Michigan Golf Show attracts thousands of golfers to hundreds of exhibits and will feature clinics, putting contests, Trackman club fitting, junior golf instruction, swing analyzers and shopping opportunities.