The Golf Show confirms second year dates
17-Dec-10by Annie Byrne
The organisers behind The Golf Show have confirmed 2011 dates after what they claim was a solid inaugural event in Harrogate.Next year’s show will run from 25 to 27 October 2011 at Harrogate International Centre and is expected to feature an expanded speaker and seminar programme of industry representatives. This year’s event, which included an exhibition and education seminars, attracted 1,225 visitors. The show is put together by PGA and buying groups Foremost and TGI Golf. “The first show was a great success and our objective now is to constantly innovate and improve on the successful formula we have established,” said The Golf Show coordinator John Davis.“We have been speaking to delegates and suppliers and have conducted a number of surveys since October to find out what more we can do to optimise the show for the trade. The surveys produced a number of exciting results, with 95 per cent of suppliers indicating they will return next year.”Foremost Golf CEO, Paul Hedges, said it was a positive step for the industry to see the three companies coming together for a tradeshow.“It has been a great first show, there may well be a few things that need tweaking to make next year’s show even better, though the overall feeling from suppliers and members alike is that the show has been a success,” he added.A new National Golf Show was announced at The NEC in April next year by The Golf Show group.