First Free Golf Show In London A Huge Success, Manchester Next

Thousands joined American Golf this weekend at the ExCel arena in London as the nationwide retailer held its first free golf show of 2017.

First Free Golf Show

Thousands joined American Golf this weekend at the ExCel arena in London as the nationwide retailer held its first free golf show of 2017.

First Free Golf Show In London A Huge Success, Manchester Next

The biggest brands in golf got together with stars of the game to put on a free show that provided the opportunity for golfers, novices, families and juniors to celebrate the game of golf.

Ladies European Tour player Sophie Walker was one of the stars of the show on Friday and Saturday with fellow Tour stars Amy Boulden and Carly Booth.

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Sophie commented, “Me, Amy and Carly have had a fantastic time at the American Golf Show. It was great to meet so many people who love the game and to get out among the crowd giving hints and tips.

First Free Golf Show

Left to right: Carly Booth, Sophie Walker and Amy Boulden

"We can’t wait to do it all again at the end of the month in Manchester when we’ll be up on stage and meeting fans.”

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Each American Golf Show is absolutely FREE to enter and all activities in the show, including PGA lessons and club fittings are also free.

The American Golf Shows, held in association with The European Tour and Sky Sports, are the largest free golf shows in Europe.

Daniel Gathercole, Director of Marketing and Communications at American Golf, was delighted with the progress American Golf had made since their first show last year, ”Our show last year was a toe in the water. With the London Show and Manchester at the end of April we’ve jumped in the deep end and the result so far has been fantastic.

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"The brands have all impressed with their enthusiasm to get involved and our charity On Course Foundation have done an incredible job of staffing the AG Skills Challenge while raising a lot of money for their fantastic cause.

"We really can’t wait to do it all again at the end of the month in Manchester.”

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The shows are held in association with The European Tour and Sky Sports.

With round two just over two weeks away, people can register for FREE tickets at: http://www.americangolf.co.uk/free-shows/free-shows.html (opens in new tab)

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x