Grand Rapids Golf Pro Staff

Watermark Country Club Professional Staff

Mick DeKorver, Head Golf Professional

Mick is in his 8th year at Watermark Country Club, previously serving for 23 years as an Assistant and Head Professional at Sunnybrook Country Club. He apprenticed under Lynn Janson at Green Ridge Country Clun which is now Egypt Valley from 1986-1989. He played High School Golf at Godwin High School, then played two years of golf at Grand Raids Community College. Along with this, Summer tournaments consisted of all the City tournaments in Grand Rapids, along with some of the State event in Michigan. After turning Professional in 1986, he spent a couple of winters down in Florida working in the off-season in Port St. Lucie Florida. Many winters after that were spent playing the mini-tours in Florida, getting as much competition as he could and improving his game. He was elected to PGA membership in 1988 and has been a PGA member for 30 years.

Mick has won two Pro-Pro events in the State, playing with Scott Hebert. He also teamed up with Jake Losey to win the Pro-Assistants Championship 3 years ago. He had been very active in the Michigan Section, having served at the Chapter and State level in many capacities. He was Tournament Chairman in the Chapter, and then served as President for 2 years. At the state level, he was on the Board of Directors for two terms. He enjoys all sports, grew up playing football, basketball, and baseball before turning to golf. He has a son Leland who is 7 years old, getting ready to turn 8. Leland is into soccer, football, and golf. Leland also loves to fish, and to spend time at Lake Michigan during the summer.

Please Contact Mick with any questions or thoughts at mdekorver@watermarkcc.com.

 

Cole Meinke, Assistant Golf Professional

Cole is coming into his first season at Watermark Country Club. Cole has spent the past three seasons within our company at Stonewater CC & Thornapple Pointe. Cole was also an Assistant Golf Professional  at Cascade Hills CC bringing him back to his local West Michigan roots. 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. In the past year he took his passion to the next level, and became Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Level 1 certified. A program dedicated to how the body and swing are connected. Outside of the golf shop Cole likes to play golf, spend time with friends & family, fish, and hike around west Michigan. Please introduce yourself the next time you see him in the shop.

Please Contact Mick with any questions or thoughts at cmeinke@watermarkcc.com