Coach Portrait

Bill Borgman, PGA

PGA Professional, Coach, Director of Golf
PGA Crest

Whitehall, MI
White Lake Golf Club, Whitehall, MI

About Bill

Bill Borgman 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. Accomplishments: • 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




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If you are serious about improving for golf game, this is how to do it--sign up for Bill's Goal Performance Golf program.  The approach of a 30-40 minute lesson every 7 days with time between to work on what was covered was most effective.

Bruce Olson


"My lessons with Bill had a very positive impact on my game.  With the use of video technology, Bill was able to analyze my swing to help develop a very targeted lesson each time. Bill's approach to teaching the game of golf is wonderful."

Randy Lindquist


He is a very skilled instructor and his expert use of the video was very revealing.  He helped me isolate some bad habits I developed over the years in my swing. He also gave me advice on my putting which resulted in immediate improvement.

Daniel Harrington


Bill, you are the perfect teacher, as far as I'm concerned. I'm happy with the results and will be back for more this summer.

Dallas Dort

Bill's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Break 80

Add 10 yards

Improve your Short Game

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Make the high school golf team

Earn a college golf scholarship

Get swing diagnostic testing

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Bill's Facilities

White Lake Golf Club

Whitehall MI

One of the best practice facilities in Western Michigan. 7500 square foot putting, chipping and bunker green, 10 tee station of the range with multiple targets.

*Coaching available to public

6777 S Shore Dr, Whitehall, MI 49461-9652

Facility Offerings
Range Membership

$260 per year - work on your game anytime.

Video - K-Coach

Bill uses Video and K-player to help his students understand his/her swing for faster improvement.