Growth of the Game Activities

2017 Growth of the Game Activities! 

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Player Development E-Newsletters 


 Player Development, Grant Application, West MI Golf Show, Growth of the Game Workshops, Think Tanks


Growth of the Game Seminars, Michigan Women’s Golf Summit, PGA Junior League Golf, Drive, Chip & Putt, Equipment Check out, Think Tanks


2017 Grant Information, Michigan Women’s Golf Summit, PGA Junior League Golf, Drive, Chip & Putt, Equipment Check out, Michigan PGA Junior Championship, Southeast U.S. Kids Local Tour, Youth on Course


Drive, Chip & Putt

US Kids Golf

PGA Junior League Golf-Lexi

PGA Junior League Golf-Rickie


For those Michigan PGA Members conducting Growth of the Game events at your facilities please inquire about the use of the following Michigan Section Equipment: Golfzilla

  • 2 Golfzilla
  • 2 inflatable hitting bays
  • 1 Golfgator
  • 1 Full Kwik Golf Set
  • 1 Large Snag Coaching Set
  • Snag Sticky Suit

For more info on check out dates please email Chelsea Guoynes at the Section

 Growth of the Game Think Tank Opportunities! 


This winter season is all about planning and helping each other! Think Tank Thursday is a new program that focuses on getting your fellow PGA Professionals together to brainstorm ideas and work on the common goal of growing the game! I believe it is important to build a united front for player development. Together we can share our experiences, and figure out how to tackle the barriers that keep people from deepening their engagement in the game. The goal of this meeting is to help plant the Player Development seed so when summer rolls around you are able to flourish. We would like to provide a fun environment for you to have the opportunity to talk among your PGA neighbors by sharing ideas, brainstorming common issues and provide a sense of community. Come and join us for a few hours to discuss the following topics:

  • Obstacles you’re facing
  • Great ideas, your season plans, unique clinics
  • How to freshen up your lesson plan
  • How to deepen engagement

Think Tank Dates, Locations & How to Sign up


Think Tank Thursday @ Meridian Sun

               Date: Thursday April 6th from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

               Click this link to see our SignUp on


How to sign up!

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click the link for the Think Tank you’d like to attend

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Who is invited: any PGA Member, Apprentice, PGA PGM Student or Pre Apprentice, you may also bring guests who would benefit from this session

Dress code: golfer casual

Cost: FREE + you get 1 MRS Credit per hour!

PGA Junior League Golf Captain Registration Now Open!


If you believe in

  • job security
  • changing the culture of junior golf
  • reaching new customers & keeping them engaged
  • building a fun, social and low pressure environment for golf
  • developing comradery
  • in being the center of an enriched golf community
  • being a part of a trending & cool program

Boy do I have a program for you- PGA Junior League Golf! Captain Registration is now open! 

Captain Registration Deadline is April 3rd!

Think about the best golf experience you’ve had…did it have to do with a special moment with your teammate, learning great values from your coach/instructor, winning, learning a new skill, traveling to new facility, or feeling like you’re a part of something special? PGA Junior League golf offers all of these experiences to its participants. This program is revolutionary in giving kids exposure to the game of golf! They have a relaxing team environment to grow and develop in, all while playing matches, winning and playing new facilities.

Captain registration is now open! Register here!

 **player registration is now open! Get your facility listed, sign up today! 

Michigan Women’s Golf Summit 

Michigan Women’s Golf Summit- April 22nd, 2017 at the Suburban Collection Showplace!

Michigan PGA Professionals: you have a fun opportunity to get involved with a driving force to grow Women’s golf! The Michigan Women’s Golf Summit is an opportunity for women golfers to network; learn how to get started in the game, how to play with confidence, how to use golf as a business tool and how to get junior girls started in the game. There will even be a fitness, rule and skills clinic. It is a day for women to get inspired, educated and have fun!

How can you get involved in growing women’s golf?

  • Encourage your female members to attend
  • Come down and check out the show yourself
  • Post flyers in your locker rooms or send out an email
  • Advertise your clubs Spring/Summer/Fall offerings by providing a coupon or discount code
    • If you’d like to take advantage of the 200+ women golfers in attendance the Michigan PGA will be printing small coupon booklets for the attendees
    • Type up your facilities key program, lesson package, greens fees, or fun event and email it to Chelsea Guoynes by April 17th, 2017
    • Must be able to fit on a 3×5 index card!
    • Examples: BOGO greens fees, buy 4 lessons get the 5th free, Get Golf Ready Clinics starting at $150, Bring your daughter to the course day-free golf for a junior girl with a paying adult, Sip & Chip socials…etc.

Sample advertisement:

Your Facility Name

Would you like to play golf in a fun and social environment while sampling 3 different wines each week? Come join us for our 9 & wine Scramble nights every Tuesday in May from 5:30-7:30pm! Only $40 (include 3 wine samples and 9holes)

Michigan Women’s Golf Summit attendees get $10 off one 9 & wine Scramble night! Bring a friend and you’ll both get the discount!