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Golf show ticket sales are ‘booming‘

12.02am 18th April 2005 - Exhibitions & Conferences

This week’s London Golf Show is expecting a bumper turnout of golfers after advance ticket sales topped 11,000 – more than a week in advance of the event.
Officials at the event – the largest consumer golf show in Europe and the largest ever debut consumer show in the UK – initially stated a target figure of 60,000 visitors. And that seems distinctly likely after the latest figures were released.
Marketing director Andy Barwell said, “Tickets for the show have been available on line through Ticketmaster since before the turn of the year, but there has really been a rush on sales in the last 10 days.
With 80 per cent of people expected to ‘walk up‘ and pay on the door, 60,000 is well in sight. Our website survey has shown the tremendous anticipation for the bargains and the interactive events such as the Evening Standard putting green, the floating green or the Nike simulator where you can win a £25,000 car for a hole-in-one.
“I think it’s this unique blend of retail golf and golfing ‘theme park‘ that has really captured the public’s imagination – and we are naturally delighted with the initial response.”
The London Golf Show is at ExCeL in Docklands from Thursday, 21st April to Sunday, 24th April.
Tickets cost £10 in advance, or £15 on the door, for adults, and £5 in advance, or £7.50 on the door, for under-16s and are available from Ticketmaster by calling freephone 08701 451205, or online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
For more details on the golf show www.londongolfshow.com

       

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