The 2009 Scottish Golf Show has received a major boost after securing the backing of both of Scottish golf’s main governing bodies.
The Scottish Golf Union (SGU) and the Scottish Region of the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) have both confirmed their support of the annual golf season curtain-raiser with just under a month until this year’s staging of the three-day event takes place.
The SGU will be bringing the Eisenhower Trophy along for show visitors to see and have their photo taken with, after Scotland won the impressive silverware for the first-ever time at last year’s World Amateur Team Championship.
The PGA, meantime, will be supplying 14 PGA professionals who, between them, will deliver over 1,000 free golf lessons throughout the course of the show. This follows the success of the free lessons dished out at last year’s show.
On top of that clubgolf, the national junior golf development programme, will operate the 300sq/m junior activity area, showcasing the introductory game ‘firstclubgolf’ and offering coaching to children aged nine to 14, delivered by qualified clubgolf volunteer coaches.
The backing of the Scottish Golf Union and the Scottish Region of the Professional Golfers’ Association is a major boost for the Scottish Golf Show as it prepares to take place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow for the first time.
Show organiser Tom Lovering commented, “Between them, the Scottish Golf Union and the Scottish Region of the Professional Golfers’ Association look after the interests of the game here in the ‘Home of Golf’ at both amateur and professional level. Therefore, we are hugely grateful to be offered their support, which further underlines the high esteem in which the Scottish Golf Show is now held.
“Their backing reinforces the strong belief held by all of us involved with the Scottish Golf Show that this year’s event is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet and I would reiterate my call to all of those interested in attending to book their tickets now via our website, www.thescottishgolfshow.co.uk, in order to avoid disappointment on the day.”
Torquil McInroy, clubgolf project manager, is also anticipating a fantastic show. “All of us involved with clubgolf are looking forward to introducing lots of new children to this wonderful sport at the 2009 Scottish Golf Show,” he commented. “This is shaping up to be another busy year for clubgolf. With more and more clubs coming on board we’re training up more volunteer coaches than ever before, and this year over 38,000 children will get their first taste of golf at school through our firstclubgolf programme.”
Gordon Dewar, the secretary of the PGA Scottish Region, added, “There is no better time to get a lesson than right at the start of the season and we’re delighted to be offering that very opportunity to the public for the second consecutive year at the Scottish Golf Show. I can guarantee that those who get a free lesson at the show will benefit enormously from the expertise of our qualified professional golfers and they should see instant results. All us of at the PGA Scottish Region are very much looking forward to the show and are very pleased to be a part of it once again.”
The 2009 Scottish Golf Show takes place from March 20-22 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow.
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