TGI Golf celebrates 10 years at Harrogate

The 2013 Golf Trade Show at the Harrogate International Centre will mark an extremely special milestone for the TGI Golf Partnership as it is the group’s 10th show at Harrogate.

Eddie Reid,TGI Golf Managing Director said, “It only seems like yesterday that former TGI chairman Ian Johnston and I arrived at the Harrogate International Centre with the idea of putting together a trade event purely for the group’s members and suppliers.

“Things moved very quickly from there and the first TGI Golf Show was staged little more than a year later in Harrogate. The event proved an instant hit with the group’s Partners and Suppliers who warmed to the idea of one, central UK golf show. Within three years the format of the show changed with Foremost Golf bringing its own show so it ran back-to-back at Harrogate”.

“At TGI Golf we are constantly looking for ways of progressing and adding value for our Partners,” continued Reid. “After five years of running back-to-back shows we approached the PGA with the concept of an all-encompassing UK golf trade show, that would be open to all golf professionals registered with the PGA, and abolishing the independent group’s shows.

“Following thorough discussions with (PGA Chief Executive) Sandy Jones, the Association’s Education Department and Paul Hedges (Foremost CEO), the foundations were laid for the current version of the show.”

To celebrate this milestone TGI Golf will be staging an evening reception on the group’s stand in Hall B on the first day of the event, with all Partners and key Suppliers invited to enjoy a drink.

TGI Golf will have its own area in Hall B, where Partners will be able to sample everything it has on offer to help them and their businesses. TGI’s expert Retail Consultants will be on hand to answer any questions and to pass on their valuable advice, while the Marketing and PR team will also be available to discuss their services and to offer assistance on any related queries.

A number of the group’s Service Provider Partners will also have stands within the TGI Golf area, giving Partners the opportunity to discuss insurance deals, golf holidays, overseas properties and lots more.

For further details on The TGI Golf Partnership visit www.tgigolf.com or call 01506 505525.

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