Bill Borgman, our founder, started playing golf at age 10 and never looked back, he began playing golf with his father every Saturday morning and soon could not get enough golf. It took Bill about 3 years before he could beat his father at golf and that was when golf could be more than just a game, it could be a career. Bill grew up in Holland Michigan playing golf at West Ottawa Golf Course and attended West Ottawa High School. Bill was playing a high school match against a local team when he for the first time pared the 18 hole West Ottawa course. After graduating High School in 1985, Bill attended Ferris State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in professional golf management and became a PGA Professional in 1992 His work experience includes Orlando World Center in Orlando FL, Elcona Country Club in Elkhart IN, The Club Course at Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island SC, and Grand Haven Golf Club, Grand Haven MI. Bill started at White Lake Golf Club in 1996 and enjoys the facility and membership greatly. He excels as a tournament operator, teacher/coach of golf to all skill levels and enjoys the challenges of managing the club house operations. He also owns the pro-shop golf inventory at WLGC, under the name Borgman Golf, and offers the membership and guests a wide selection of golf products to help their game and apparel to dress your best on and off the course. Bill is a certified club fitter and TPI certified teacher (Titleist Performance Institute) which helps students perform their best through body movements. Most of Bill’s family still lives in Holland today. He moved to Whitehall with his wife Melissa, also from Holland MI, and his two daughters Nikki and Brooke who played on Whitehall’s golf team. He is active with the boys and girls Whitehall High school teams as a volunteer and JV Coach, Bill also volunteers his time helping PE classes learn golf during the winter. Bill continues to learn new and advanced methods to serve the membership and provide a healthy facility for many years to come. Bill runs golf schools for all ages and abilities at White Lake Golf Club and is bringing his 25 years of experience and over 5000 lessons to you.
- Won many local junior golf tournaments
- Won many Ferris State University, PGM Tournaments
- Played College Golf at Ferris State University
- Participated at a high level in local PGA tournaments
- Maintains a scratch handicap at White Lake Golf Club