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Scottish Golf Show injects £1.25m into Glasgow economy

7.21am 16th March 2009 - Exhibitions & Conferences

It is calculated that the City of Glasgow is set to enjoy an injection of £1.25 million into the local economy as a result of this week’s fourth annual Scottish Golf Show. The three day extravaganza is set to boost business for local restaurants, hotels, bars, increase consumer spend and attract new visitors, which organisers at PSP estimate upwards of 15,000 over the weekend.

After three years in Edinburgh the event’s new home is Glasgow’s SECC, Scotland’s largest exhibition facility. From Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March, the event officially kicks off the Scottish golfing season. Boasting 30 bay indoor driving range, 1000sq/m of practice areas including putting, short game and a special junior area as well as over 1000 free golf lessons by 14 top PGA professionals will combine to ensure a fantastic family day out.

The Eisenhower Trophy won by the Scottish Amateur team at the World Amateur Team Championships in Australia last October will be on display as well as ‘Trick Shot King’ and former Trick Shot World Champion Dave Edwards entertaining the crowds with his amazing show.

The event is teeming with over 100 exhibitors from the latest golfing gadgets to international golfing getaways to quirky golfing goods. Special discounts and credit crunching bargains are available from American Golf and top brands including Nike, Callaway, TaylorMade, Mizuno, and Yonex.

Mark McCardie, product manager golf from VisitScotland commented, “VisitScotland is once again delighted to be associated with the Scottish Golf Show as title sponsor as the show continues to go from strength to strength. In the current climate the national audience is more important than ever and the show is a fantastic platform for the Scottish Golf industry to highlight the superb product offering that we have in Scotland and the great deals that are available.”

Malcolm Roughead, OBE, director of visitor engagement at VisitScotland says, “Scotland is the Home of Golf and it provides golfers with the ultimate golfing experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Scotland has recently been awarded Destination of the Year award and The Scottish Golf Show represents a great platform for the golf industry to capitalize on this opportunity to promote Scotland as the No. 1 golfing destination.”

PSP event director, Tom Lovering, says, “We are delighted that the Scottish Golf Show has such a positive impact on the local economy and we are very excited about bringing this event to Glasgow for the first time.

“In the current financial climate it is vital to provide an event that delivers both a financial benefit to the city but something the whole family can come along to and enjoy. This event has grown bigger and better every year since it began in 2006 and I’m sure Glasgow will not be disappointed!”

The Scottish Golf Show is run by PSP Publishing Ltd. Founded in 1995, the Glasgow based publishing house spans across 30 titles and employs 50 staff.

Tickets are priced £8 adult, £5 for 5-15yrs, Under 5’s are free and a family of 4 is priced at £20. Ticket hotline: 0141 353 1715 or www.thescottishgolfshow.co.uk

       

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