With the 2014 Manchester Golf Show taking place at Event City from April 25-27, we take a look at some of the best reasons to visit the golfing extravaganza

Following on from the success of the inaugural Manchester Golf Show last year, the popular event returns once more to Event City – adjacent to the Trafford Centre – from April 25-27.

The Manchester Golf Show is operated by the Golf Show Group, who have run 16 golf shows in London, Birmingham and Manchester over the past nine years.

Below, we take a look at some of the main reasons to visit the event, which looks posed to be bigger and better than ever before.

Free qualified instruction:

A number of leading PGA-qualified coaches have confirmed their attendance for the show, and will be offering free instruction on all aspects of play. Some of the revered coaches on hand to share their expertise include Andy Gorman, the European Tour-accredited Putting Coach and the Trafford Centre’s Rick Shields – one of the north west’s most esteemed coaches – as well as pros from the Lee Westwood Golf School and the European Golf Teachers Federation.

Custom fitting from leading manufacturers:

Golf retailer Express Golf will be working with a host of golf’s biggest brands, allowing all visitors to try a wide variety of clubs to find the equipment best suited to their respective games. Custom fitting is hugely important in today’s day and age, and experts will be around to give advice, take you through the process and explain why it’s so beneficial to your game. You will also be able to place orders on the day.

Extensive on-site golf shop

As well as custom-fit opportunities, Express Golf will be showcasing a vast array of the latest golf products – from tees and ball markers to drivers and electric trolleys – at its huge on-site speciality store. With the weather improving up and down the country, get yourself stocked up and kitted out for the new season in an all-encompassing shop made for the golf equipment fanatic.

Discover new courses and destinations:

A number of courses local to the Manchester area are forming a “Golf Club Showcase” at the Manchester Golf Show. Visitors to the show will be given great deals over the course of the three days, including two-for-one offers and more. A number of top-quality overseas golfing destinations are also exhibiting at the show, so plan your next trip abroad or unearth a local hidden gem at a great price!

Free coaching for children:

Help grow the game introduce your children to golf with a fun, free coaching experience from Little Golfers – an organisation that gives new and pre-existing youngsters a taste of the game in a fun and welcoming environment. Little Golfers challenges the perception of the sport with fun-filled sessions using adapted equipment in a group environment, and anyone can take part! What’s more, children under 16 go free when accompanied by a paying adult.

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The only dedicated golf show in the North West

The Manchester Golf Show is the only dedicated golf show in the North West, and the popularity of the inaugural event in 2013 helped demonstrate the sheer number of golf fans in that part of the country. The Golf Show Group is extremely experienced in running top-quality events, having staged 16 golf shows accross England over the last nine years.

Win great prizes:

Monarch is giving away a number of sets of tickets each day to its portfolio of European destinations. The person who hits the longest drive and holes the longest putt each day will be jetting off to the continent, as well as the person who compiles the best daily score on a dedicated crazy golf course. What’s more, the five players who hit a shot closest to the pin in the nearest the pin competition will be entered into a daily final. The winner will also earn tickets and if anyone records a hole in one during the final, they will inherit a Mazda6 worth more than £25,000!

Live stage three days:

There will be three days of entertainment from the Manchester Golf Show’s live stage and a full schedule over the course of the event. In addition, you can follow the action in the Interactive Trick Shot Area, where you’ll be amazed at what’s possible with a club and ball!

New exhibitors:

The impressive line-up of golf’s biggest brands has been further increased with the arrival of a number of new companies for 2014. Game Golf – an innovative product that tracks everything you do on the golf course – has chosen the Manchester Golf Show for its UK launch; Biion is luanching its new EVA spikeless shoe; the RICOH Women’s British Open is offering VIP packages to the women’s major as Driving Range Sponsor; women’s clothing retailer Miss Designed Golf will be showcasing the latest product; mobile swing analysis tool SwingByte has confirmed its attendance; Giannini Putters are launching into the UK; The Golf Skate Caddy sees its UK launch and Alphard, Arnold Palmer Collection and Lobster Clothing are displaying new collections.

To keep up to date with the latest list of attractions – including a massive indoor driving range and so much more – visit www.golfshowmanchester.co.uk

You can order tickets on the website or call 0844 888 4415. Don’t forget to pick up the May 2014 issue of Golf Monthly for your two-for-one vouchers and enter our competition for a chance to win free tickets (information above).

The Manchester Golf Show promises to be a great event, so get your ticket today for the north west’s only golfing extravaganza.