The Old Course Hotel, which was recently purchased by Herb Kohler, the owner of US PGA venue Whistling Straits, has joined the ever-growing list of top golfing destinations exhibiting at the London Golf Show 2005.
The St Andrews hotel is one of the world’s most famous golfing destinations and it sees the London Golf Show as an ideal vehicle to promote itself. Marketing manager, Lee Derrick, said, “The UK has needed a golf show for a long time. There are shows around the world and several in Europe, but not one in the UK. This is an ideal time for us as The Open is coming back to St Andrews and the London Golf Show is a good stage on which to promote it.”
Ross Broadstock, managing director of RB Exhibitions, said, “We are delighted to have St Andrews on board. St Andrews reputation speaks for itself. It is rightly regarded as the home of golf and we are hoping the London Golf Show will come to be seen as a modern home of all things golfing. The presence of St Andrews – and that of many other top golf destinations – is a further demonstration of the calibre of exhibitors we are attracting.”
The London Golf Show aims to be a total golfing experience. It is a four-day retail exhibition for all standards of golfer and showcases the best of more than 400 exhibitors, with products ranging from golf tees to golf resorts; from drivers to buggies.
Visitors will be able to try the latest in golf equipment, meet with the pros, get advice, find great deals on clubs and clothes and see a whole world of golfing destinations and holidays – all in the centre of London.
Among the visitor features are a floating green in the Victoria Docks for a hole-in-one competition, an indoor driving range and a nine-hole putting competition.
The London Golf Show takes place at the ExCel Centre, London, on 21st -24th April 2005. www.londongolfshow.com.