Metro Detroit Golfers group putting on virtual golf show with 100% of proceeds benefitting charity

Posted at 6:45 AM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 06:45:06-05

(WXYZ) — A growing local golf group on Facebook is putting on a virtual golf show, after the originally-planned Michigan Golf Show was canceled for 2021 at the Suburban Collection Showplace.

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Mike Sullivan and Kyle Bogenschutz, the two behind the Metro Detroit Golfers group, announced the MDG Virtual Golf Show on Sunday afternoon.

100% of the proceeds from the golf show will benefit four Michigan golf charities – The First Tee of Greater Detroit, Evans Scholars, Midnight Golf and Eagles for Children.

The plan is to digitize the vendors, courses and other golf businesses you'd see at a normal golf event into virtual booths and list them on the new MDG virtual golf website from March 11-14.

On top of that, there will be a live 3-hour broadcast to start everything off with a ton of Michigan golf guests. The plan to to get donations during the broadcast, with several matches during the show.

For golfers, you can browse the website for free for four days.

The duo started the Metro Detroit Golfers group last year, and it has grown immensely with tens of thousands of members.

“Michigan has always been such a huge golf state and for some reason there’s never been a social media space to match that appetite,” Sullivan said. It's part of Brand 25, their digital marketing group.

“Ultimately our biggest goal with Metro Detroit Golfers is to grow the game, have an Avenue, a group, a community that people can be a part of and courses want to get involved as well and that really is how we tied it all together,” Bogenshutz added.

For more information on the virtual golf show, click here, or follow them on Facebook.