Golf Expo tees off Friday and Saturday
BY Staff Reports
Friday, February 01, 2013
2/01/13 at 5:45 AM
The Hard Rock Casino Oklahoma Golf Expo won't conflict with the Super Bowl. But organizers of the golf show hope to get the Super Bowl party started Friday.
The two-day expo will start Friday, when hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Opening day will be capped by a 4-6 p.m. blues and brews party featuring guitarist Mark Galloway and drink specials.
The expo will conclude Saturday, when the hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The golf show has spilled over into Sunday in the past, but it has been a Friday-Saturday event in recent years.
One of the reasons why the golf show will end before Sunday this year is because organizers chose not to compete with Super Bowl Sunday and Super Bowl parties.
The 11th annual expo has become the Super Bowl of golf shows in Tulsa. It is held around the same time each year because, with weather making January and February a slower-than-usual period for playing, an indoor golf show may appeal to individuals who are anxious to hit the links and or check out the latest in equipment and apparel.
For the second consecutive year, the golf expo will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa. Show founder Ken MacLeod said he is excited to stage the event at one of Oklahoma's top destination resorts and at a venue that is home to one of the state's finest courses, Cherokee Hills Golf Club.
The show will again include free seminars from top teaching professionals and celebrities.
All attendees are eligible for a year's subscription to Golf Digest, $10 casino free play coupons (while they last) and door prizes by registering at the entrance.
South Central PGA Demo Area schedule
11 a.m.-4 p.m.: GolfTec Tulsa, Mizuno, Nike, Ping, Titleist, Long Drive Contest.
TaylorMade will be showing off its new R-1 Driver and Rocketbladz irons in various booths and offering special giveaways as follows:
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: LaFortune Park Booth
12:30-1:30 p.m.: Edwin Watts Booth
1:30-2 p.m.: Lindsey Golf Booth
2-2:30 p.m.: Golf Tech
2:30-3 p.m.: Pryor Golf Booth
9 a.m.-1 p.m.: GolfTec Tulsa, Adams, Callaway, Cobra, Mizuno, Nike, Titleist, Long Drive Contest.
1-5 p.m: GolfTec Tulsa, Long Drive Contest, Cobra, PGA Teaching Professionals giving free golf lessons, Long Drive demo by Bobby Wilson.
Edwin Watts Seminar Stage speakers
All times tentative, check final schedule at www.golfoklahoma.org
Noon: Bobby Wilson, Long drive champion
1 p.m.: Michael Boyd, Indian Springs
2 p.m.: Tracy Phillips, Buddy Phillips Learning Center
4 p.m.: Bobby Wilson, Power drive exhibition
9:30 a.m.: Marshall Smith, golf instructor
10 a.m.: Pat McTigue, GolfTec Tulsa
10:45 a.m.: Janice Gibson, First Tee of Tulsa
11:30 a.m.: Ron Streck, PGA Tour
12:15 p.m.: Bobby Wilson, long drive champion
1 p.m.: Tracy Phillips, Buddy Phillips Learning Center
2 p.m.: Michael Boyd, Indian Springs
3 p.m.: Bobby Wilson, long drive champion
Hard Rock Casino Golf Expo
When: 11 a.m-6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sequoyah Ballrooms.
Tickets: At door, $8 adults, $6 seniors 60-older. Children younger than 17 free with paid adult.