BOSTON, Mass – Why is it that every February your game is on the brink of greatness? Answer: Because you haven’t hit any bad shots in weeks.
That changes next week when New England golf enthusiasts get a chance to spike a few 5-irons and stab a few putts when the 30th edition of the Boston Golf Expo rolls into the Seaport World Trade Center featuring over 100 vendors and six different hitting areas.
While the weather outside hasn’t been too frightful, Jack Frost is still nipping at your nose and golf won’t be played in these parts for about five more weeks. Mild January temperatures has made this winter bearable, because the only people complaining are jobless snow plow drivers.
What’s the true signal of spring in New England? You know the answer. It’s the Golf Expo that kicks off Friday February 28 – March 1. Entering its 30th year, New England’s largest golf showcase features dozens of displays, exhibits and inter-active features including Joe & Leigh’s Fitting & Demo Center.
Over three days the show attracts about 20,000 golfers, all with sky-high anticipation that the season ahead will be the best ever. All they need to do is budget $500 for a new driver, or spend $300 on the latest putter and another $100 on the latest-and-greatest training aid.
The 2020 expo vendors have a message for consumers: “Come and check out the latest in equipment, clothing, gifts and gizmos.”
Callaway is promoting its newest product, the Mavrik driver, after coming off a groundbreaking season in 2019 with the Epic Flash. Cobra Golf’s tag line asks you to “step into the speedzone” and spend $449 for the new King SPEEDZONE Driver. Taylor Made wants you to buy its updated Tour Spider putter, with a verbal “promise” that your putting game will improve. If only putting was that simple!
The popular Seminar Stage will feature daily seminars and demonstrations by New England PGA member instructors covering topics such as fitness, tips and technique.
Daren McKinnon, Director of Club Fitting at Joe & Leigh’s Performance Center brings a wealth of experience and will talk about the benefits of club fitting. And, Patrick Fannon, Manager of Member Events & Services from Mass Golf, will update guests on anything golf from A through Z.
“We are putting the finishing touches on offering golfers of all shapes and sizes and skill levels another great weekend,” said Barbara Pudney, event manager for the Paragon Group. “We know this event is something everyone looks forward to and with the golf season starting soon, we see lots of happy faces.”
What: Boston Golf Expo
Where: Seaport World Trade Center
Dates: Fri-Sun, February 28 – March 1, 2020
Cost: $14 (Adults), Free (Children under 12), $12 (65+)
Fri. 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sun. 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM