“Ireland has been promised a quality golf exhibition for a number of years. In a country that hosts prestigious tournaments, produces international stars and has such an active network of clubs, competitions and societies it stands to reason that a professional event organiser would plan a new format for a Golf Show in Ireland.”
So says Gerard Larkin, managing director of Pinnacle Golf Events, which runs both The Welsh Golf Show and The South East Golf Show, both ‘showcasing golf in its true environment … at major golf courses’. He and his team are now bringing this experience home to run The Irish Golf Show on 24th-25th May 2008 at Citywest Hotel and Golf Resort in Dublin.
Gerard explains, “Most exhibitions are only one-step up from a golf sale, backed by a retailer off-loading the usual equipment and end of season clothing. Visitors pay to go to featureless exhibition halls expecting a bargain but leave without the sense of what golf is really about.
“The Irish Golf Show sees golf suppliers, associations, free tuition and other golf related services in the setting they are meant to be in. What’s more, the visitor gets a rare opportunity to experience the unique environment of a prestige golf resort and all of its facilities.
“Visitors are promised far more than the usual brands found in high street or on-line retailers. Suppliers world wide are confirming their involvement guaranteeing that visitors will see something new to test, try and compare. As a sneak preview you will see Ireland’s own Caddy-Motion and Golf-Swing-Pro plus California’s Feel Wedges, Australia’s Kakadu golf gloves, England’s new i-motioncaddys buggy, South Africa’s Dead on Putter plus the amazing Snake Eyes irons which are renowned for their technology and accuracy.”
Not all of The Show is about parting with cash; there are also many inclusive activities which will analyse your game, teach new techniques and entertain you, your family and friends. Fore Golf are appearing for the first time at a golf show with their 42’ custom fit lorry normally reserved for the Pros. Their specialists’ approach to hand building clubs means all visitors to The Show have the opportunity to experience a free swing analysis and walk away with details on how to improve their shot! They will also advise you on how to get the most from a new set of Nike, Cobra, Mizuno, or Taylor Made. Dean Davis, the Trick Shot Golfing Genius, will be performing two shows a day free of charge.
Advanced discounted tickets can be reserved on-line or by calling 0871 663 4864: further discounts also available for group bookings by Club or Society Secretaries. The Irish Golf Show truly offers a new perspective on attending a golf exhibition as Citywest has easy access from the N7 outside of Dublin, with 1,000 parking spaces, several bars, restaurants and a purpose built conference suite.
“The Irish Golf Show promises to deliver the beginning of a legacy for the future of all golfers in Ireland,” concludes Gerard.
Pinnacle Golfing Events www.pinnaclegolfing.com