Watermark Country Club Pro Staff

Grand Rapids Golf Pro Staff

Mick DeKorver, Head Golf Professional

Mick is in his 7th 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.

 

Tyler Johnson, Assistant Golf Professional

Tyler grew up not that far from Grand Rapids in the small farm town of Sidney, MI. Tyler graduated from Ferris State University in 2017 with a Professional Golf Management Degree and a minor in Club Management and was elected to PGA Membership in February of 2019. Tyler’s passions when it comes to the golf industry are growing the game of golf through teaching and tournament operations.

Tyler previously worked at Detroit Golf Club, Desert Mountain Club and Firestone Country Club after graduation. When at Detroit Golf Club, he had the opportunity to work the Rocket Mortgage Classic where he was responsible for the range operations during the tournament, as well as the last WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in 2018.

Please contact Tyler with any questions or thoughts at tjohnson@watermarkcc.com.