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The Golf Show – bringing the golf industry together

12.10am 10th August 2011 - Exhibitions & Conferences - This story was updated on Sunday, August 14th, 2011

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A number of golf’s leading suppliers have hailed the vital role The Golf Show – Europe’s leading golf trade show and educational event – plays in enhancing their relationships with green grass Professionals.

Industry leaders such as TaylorMade-adidas, Nike, Titleist, Callaway, FootJoy, Srixon, PowaKaddy andPINGhave all confirmed they will be attending the show – at Harrogate International Centre from October 25-27 – along with more than 50 other top suppliers and service providers.

Equipment, apparel, footwear, and the latest gadgets and services will all be on display in the three large exhibition halls, enabling delegates to see first-hand the products available to pre-order for 2012.

For exhibitors The Golf Show provides the perfect platform to showcase their latest products and negotiate pre-book orders with customers face to face.

Lee Farrar, TaylorMade-adidas Field Sales Manager, said: “The Golf Show gives us the opportunity to pick up new business and showcase our full range in the perfect environment – it is immensely important given that it is now regarded as ‘the’ European golf trade show, and it will undoubtedly get bigger and better every year.”

“Attending The Golf Show allows our company an unrivalled opportunity to present and launch 2012 products and strategy,” said Leslie Hepsworth, President – Srixon Sports Europe. “Equally it gives us the chance to show the trade how serious we are about future growth within the golf industry by showcasing the investment plans we have.”

Steve Carter, PING UK Sales Manager, added: “The Golf Show provides us with the opportunity to showcase new products and meet with with our loyal customers as well as develop new business opportunities.

“The launch of the inaugural combined show last year was, we believed, a very positive move and resulted in a far busier, and more productive show than previously and we are looking forward to welcoming ever more visitors on our stand this time.”

John Davis, The Golf Show Co-ordinator, commented: “The support of the industry for the second staging of The Golf Show has been nothing short of phenomenal. Everyone was extremely keen to return and the majority of exhibitors requested the exact same position and stand size as last year, which highlights how successful the inaugural show was.

“We are very close already to selling out of exhibition space despite having nearly three months to go until the doors open.”

The Golf Show is open to PGA Professionals acrossEuropeand those attending will be able to gather all the information they need for the Association’s Member Education Programme as well as earn valuable CPD points for attending the show and educational seminars.

Delegates can now register for the show via the official website – Once registered they can review the timetable of seminars and request a place on those they would like to attend by emailing, indicating full name, membership number, and course title and date. Delegates can only pre-register for one seminar per day and bookings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Further seminars may be booked upon arrival at the show subject to availability.

Highly respected figures from the golf industry will be leading the educational seminars including world renowned coaches Mike Hebron, Scott Cranfield and Gary Smith, biometrics expert Dr Paul Hurrion and psychology guru Jamie Edwards.

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