Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

A Hole Lot of Fun for Golfers; Golf

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

A Hole Lot of Fun for Golfers; Golf

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GOLF-LOVING Teessiders can indulge their passion as the best the game has to offer on and off the course comes to town.

The Riverside Stadium will host the inaugural Golf North Show - the biggest exhibition in the region by far - this autumn.

It will give players the chance to get hands on with some of the latest training technology and specialist equipment as the game's biggest manufacturers demonstrate their latest wares.

The three-day show starts on October 19 and the main feature will be an interactive zone enabling golfers to pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses by using a variety of coaching aids.

Other attractions include free tuition from PGA professionals, a golf fashion parade and a trick-shot show. Also, the Ian Poulter golf clothing range will be offered exclusively at heavily discounted prices.

The news was revealed at a press conference at Rockliffe Hall, the five-star hotel and golf complex beside Boro's training ground at Hurworth Place.

Les Dixon, a director of Dogolf Ltd, the County Durham company organising the show, said: "There is a huge demand for this among golfers in the region.

"There are already golf shows in London, Birmingham and Edinburgh. This show will fill a massive gap in the north. …

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