Over 14,500 golf enthusiasts headed for the NEC to perfect their swing and get advice from the PGA professionals at the first UK Golf Show. Leading names in golf were joined by celebrities such as ex-England footballers David Seaman and Ian Wright, cricketer Alec Stewart, Coronation Street star Johnny Briggs and local actor Al Hunter Ashton at the three-day event held from 24th to 26th November.
A new world record was set at the Show by golfing trick shot maestro David Edwards who amazed the crowd by teeing off 309 balls in just three minutes, using a club in each hand. David smashed the un-official record which stood at 246 balls.
James Anderson, group events director of NEC Managed Events, said, “The show had a great turn out and people were impressed with the layout and the range of products and services available. Feedback from the exhibitors has been extremely positive with many of the leading manufacturers running low on stock due to the public demand. This response has given us a great foundation for developing the show for 2007.”
Gary Alliss, head golf professional at the De Vere Belfry, and his team were inundated with people wanting to take advantage of the free lessons offered on the short game course. Show-goers also donated over £4,000 to the show’s chosen charities, Macmillan Cancer Support and Heart Care.
Covering over 10,000 square metres, The UK Golf Show visitors took to the driving range with leading brands including PING, Wilson, TaylorMade, Cleveland Golf and Callaway and embraced the show’s many interactive features. The chipping nets, hole-in-one and longest drive simulators, seminar theatre and fashion shows all proved very popular.
The 2007 UK Golf Show will be held from Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December. For further information and show updates, visit www.theukgolfshow.co.uk