READY. STEADY. GLOW!
THE 12TH LONDON GOLF SHOW IS AT BLUEWATER
This year’s cavalcade of everything exciting in golf takes place at Glow, Bluewater, in Kent, from August 26-28, and is the 12th outing for the event – making it the longest-running consumer golf show in the UK.
And, anybody who attends the show will be in profit almost immediately, with every visitor able to claim at least nine free rounds of golf. Each of nine golf clubs – The Addington, Croydon; Bletchingley, Surrey; Chart Hills, Biddenden, Kent; Cherry Lodge, Biggin Hill; Farleigh GC, Selsdon, Surrey; Surrey National, near Coulsdon; Weald of Kent, in Headcorn; Westerham, Kent; and Woldingham, near Whyteleafe – will give a free green fee to every visitor to their stand, in a package worth at least £300. Plus you will also receive a free 2 for 1 green fee voucher courtesy of golf2for1.co.uk
With myriad interactive stands – including nearest-the-pin, long-drive and long-putt contests; free PGA tuition; a massive indoor driving range featuring the majority of golf’s best-known club brands; custom fitting; club testing; trick-shot displays; simulators; the latest golf gadgets; extensive retail; and the opportunity to win everything from a packet of tees to an exotic golf holiday, it is the ultimate day out for any golf enthusiast.
The show will be hosted by Golf Juice presenter and YouTube sensation Mark Crossfield, whose golf coaching videos have received more than 90 million views. He will be accompanied by PGA professional Matt Lockey, who also enjoys a substantial following on social media, where he’s better known as ‘Coach’ Lockey. The duo often work together to produce videos and will be reunited once more to entertain visitors at the show.
Crossfield is one of social media’s most popular golfing figures, with almost 200,000 followers on YouTube, in excess of 34,000 Twitter devotees, and nearly 60,000 Facebook ‘likes’. His videos cover coaching, equipment and course reviews, all delivered in his individual – often irreverent – style.
He will also give away six free lessons every day via his social media channels, with the lucky winners benefiting from a 30-minute lesson with Crossfield and Lockey, which will be recorded and shown on the former’s YouTube channel. Crossfield, who has been coaching golf for more than 20 years, will also host the daily ‘Innovations in Golf’ section on stage, which focuses on gadgets and equipment new to the market.
To help launch the show, Crossfield, Lockey and Ladies European Tour stars Sophie Walker and Charlotte Thompson recently played ‘golf’ within the Bluewater complex, after the shops had closed for the day, with the unique round being recorded for publication on Crossfield’s YouTube channel.