Grand Rapids Golf Pro Staff

Professional Staff

Head Professional:

Mick DeKorver, PGA – mdekorver@watermarkcc.com

Mick’s teaching philosophy is based on using the strengths of each individual golfer and applying the fundamentals that each golfer can handle for their ability. Good fundamentals include correct grip, stance, and posture. The ability to hit the golf ball with an inside swing path is also one of the first things that Mick works with a student on, as opposed to an outside or over the top swing. Consistency in these areas leads to a more repeatable and effective golf swing.

Professionals:

Nick Gray – ngray@watermarkcc.com

Nick is entering his 9th year of golf instruction and his 3rd with Watermark. Nick was the lead instructor at Coyote Preserve Golf Club in Fenton, MI for 4 years before spending 2 years at University Park CC in Sarasota, FL. He enjoys working with golfers of all ages and abilities. Nick believes in studying and learning different teaching techniques and philosophies because golf is an always evolving game and no 2 swings are exactly alike.

Cole Meinke – cmeinke@watermarkcc.com

Upon graduating from the Professional Golf Management program at Ferris State University in 2013, Cole was a certified golf instructor at GolfTEC in the greater Chicago area. During this time Cole developed a passion for teaching and coaching Golf. He is currently a Titleist performance Institute (TPI) Level 1 Certified Coach – a program dedicated to how the body and swing are connected.Cole offers lessons to golfers of all skill levels, from beginner golfers to expert level players.

Individual Lesson Rates:

  • Juniors (17 & under):
    • 1 Hour: $80
    • 1/2 Hour: $40
  • Adults:
    • 1 Hour: $90
    • 1/2 Hour: $45

Golf Programs & Instruction

Watermark Country Club features the finest in private golf instruction as well as a wide variety of programs that will fit every need, ranging from novice to expert. Watermark Country Club has something for every individual.


LADIES PROGRAMS

Spring Ladies Golf Get Ready

Prepare for the 2022 golf season with our spring ladies’ program! This program will cover the basic fundamentals as a review or new information to Get Golf Ready this summer.

  • Dates: Tuesday, May 3, 10, 17 & 24
  • Times:
    • Session 1: 5:00 pm–5:55 pm (maximum of 8 ladies)
    • Session 2: 6:00 pm–6:55 pm (maximum of 8 ladies)
  • Cost: $30 per session
  • Ratio: 8 students : 2 instructors
  • Contact: Call Watermark Golf Shop at (616) 949-0570 to register

YOUTH PROGRAMS

PGA Junior League

PGA JLG features team vs. team competitions in structured leagues, utilizing a less stressful scramble format as opposed to stroke play competition. Each match is just 9 holes, where juniors play along with a partner from their team. This is a great way to get kids involved in the game! Teams will be coached by our professional staff.

  • Dates & Times:
    • Practices:
      • May 31, June 7, 22 & 29
      • May 31  |  4:00 pm–5:30 pm
      • June 7  |  Time TBD
      • June 22  |  12:00 pm–1:30 pm
      • June 29  |  12:00 pm–1:30 pm
    • Matches:
      • June 12, July 10, 17, 24 & 31
      • June 12  |  WM Lions vs. WM Tigers @ Watermark CC
      • July 10  |  WM Lions & WM Tigers vs. SB @ Watermark CC
      • July 17  |  WM Lions & WM Tigers vs. SW @ StoneWater CC
      • July 24  |  WM Lions & WM Tigers vs. TO @ Thousand Oaks GC
      • July 31  |  League Championship Matches @ Watermark CC
  • Cost: $299
  • Ratio: 12 students : 1 instructor
  • Contact: Kelly Plaisier: kplaisier@redwatergolf.com. Roster is full for 2022! Contact Kelly to be added to the waitlist!

Junior Golf

Following the American Developmental Model, this program will feature age-appropriate learning that focuses on creating strong core fundamentals.  In addition, kids will be taught proper terminology, safety, and respect for the course, their peers, and their coaches.

  • GOLF MEMBERS
    • Dates:
      • Session 1: June 21 & 28, July 12 & 19
      • Session 2: July 26, August 2, 9 & 16
    • Times:
      • 9:00 am–10:00 am  |  10–13 years old
      • 10:00 am–11:00 am  |  6–9 years old   
    • Cost: $125
    • Ratio: 5 students : 1 instructor (maximum of 20 children per session)
    • Contact: Complete registration form or call Watermark Golf Shop at (616) 949-0570 to register
  • SPORTS MEMBERS
    • Dates:
      • Session 1: June 22 & 29, July 13 & 20
      • Session 2: July 27, August 3, 10 & 17
    • Times:
      • 9:00 am–10:00 am  |  11–13 years old
      • 10:00 am–11:00 am  |  8–10 years old
      • 11:00 am–12:00 pm  |  6–7 years old
    • Cost: $125
    • Ratio: 5 students : 1 instructor (maximum of 20 children per session)
    • Contact: Complete registration form or call Watermark Golf Shop at (616) 949-0570 to register

Competitive Pods

These pods consist of small group coaching for the intermediate to advanced junior golfer. This program coaches the player how to practice efficiently with games and competitions. It implements self-tracking and accountability with each practice while focusing on how to score and compete rather than how to swing.

  • Dates & Times: Schedule with Cole Meinke or Nick Gray
  • Cost: $40 per session
  • Ratio: 4 students : 1 instructor
  • Contact: Email Cole Meinke at cmeinke@watermarkcc.com or Nick Gray at ngray@watermarkcc.com to register