The National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham has won the contract to stage the UK Golf Show in November. It will be the only large golf show outside London and has already been given the blessing of the De Vere Belfry, which will host the official launch scheduled for May.
Organisers say the three day event, November 24th, 25th and 26th, is expected to be a sell-out as there is already huge interest from exhibitors from all over the country and further afield.
The show is putting emphasis on promoting golf to the youth of today, with the aim of encouraging the champions of tomorrow. Organisers say it will “buzz” with excitement and that thousands are expected to flock to the show, spurred on by easy access, with pre-booking available on the website www.theukgolfshow.co.uk
Show Director Kevin Blair said: “The show will be fast-moving. We have top golfers joining us, and some really exciting competitions, such as a simulator hole in one contest for an £18,000 car. This is the world’s top simulator, but the competition could see anyone winning.”
There will be indoor putting greens, chipping areas, a driving range and a “Mix ‘n‘ Mingle” area where the public can freely ask volunteer PGA Pros for advice on how to improve their golf. Over 300 companies are expected to exhibit.
“As more people get time for golf, so interest in the sport mushrooms, but we are aware that we have to attract younger players who can develop into the high profile competition winners who keep the sport in the public eye on television and in the Press.” said Kevin Blair. “This is a show for everyone; a must for anyone either hooked on golf or thinking of taking up the sport.”
The BBC’s Good Food Show is being staged at the NEC at the same time.
UK Golf Show www.theukgolfshow.co.uk