London Golf Show on tee
The latest technology, exhibitors from across the world and plenty of prizes – there is only one destination for golfers this week.
An estimated 20,000 golfers are getting ready to descend on ExCel in London from May 1-3 for the fifth London Golf Show.
Lee Westwood opened last year’s event and expressed his surprise at the scale of the event.
“If you’re a golf lover there’s no better place to be,” he said.
“From a golfer’s point of view it is terrific because they get to see all the equipment under one roof and actually give it a try.”
As usual the show will be a golfing extravaganza featuring a huge indoor driving range, putting greens, demos, free lessons and the opportunity to browse stands displaying equipment, fashion, courses, hotel, holidays and much, much more.
Visitors will also be able to marvel at one of the world’s greatest golf trick-shot exponents. Former European Tour player David Edwards will be at the show performing a daily routine on the driving range.
If that isn’t enough there are also more than £20,000 of golfing goodies up for grabs. A full set of Nike clubs can be won on a nearest-the-pin simulator and Yonex drivers will go to the daily winners of the men’s and ladies’ longest-drive competition.
Anyone good with a putter could win themselves a full set of Callaway clubs in the long putt competition, while runners-up will take home putters, as will the daily winners on Putt Black – where golf meets snooker.
Cleveland will be running competitions to win wedges on the chipping green throughout the show and the holder of fastest lap on the Golf Trolley Grand Prix circuit will become the proud owner of a remote-controlled Stewart Golf trolley.
And all of this is just a taster of what’s on offer with a host of other prizes to be won including a holiday for two to Florida, sets of clubs from TaylorMade and thousands of pounds worth of Casio watches and cameras.
And visitors don’t even need to enter competitions to walk away with goodies – they can claim a free sleeve of balls just by registering with Rewards4Golf and the European Tour will be distributing free tickets to next month’s European Open at the London GC.
Tickets cost £15 on the door (£10 in advance) with juniors (aged 12 and under) getting in free if accompanied by an adult. There are also group discounts available.
The show is open from 10am-5pm on Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm on Sunday.
For more information go to – www.londongolfshow.com
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