Headlining the interactive displays this year at the February 10-12 North Coast Golf and Travel Show will be the Long Putt Challenge which features features the 70-foot sidewinder putting course and requires the perfect line, speed and luck to tame. The putting hole has got plenty of undulation and break and is one of the golf shows most exciting competitions. A golf tournament-like roar can be heart throughout the show when a putt is holed. Contestants win prizes on the number of putts holed. The more you make the more you win.
Also making a return appearance is Brian Pavlet, known as one of the greatest showmen in sports history and one of the most recognizable faces in professional golf and area golfers will have the opportunity to meet him at the 21st Annual New Jersey Golf Show held in the Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ.
The show, which runs from Friday February 10 through Sunday February 12 is staged by the North Coast Golf Shows and has become a great mid-winter break for many New York and Tri-County area golfers and in years past is a showcase for several area golf facilities. Brian brings to the show a highly respected career that includes launching a 435 yard blast in Salt Lake City, Utah in a regional competition and then went to the National Long Drive Championship and won it all.
In 1993, the golf world familiarized itself with a new prodigy in Brian Pavlet and since winning he has never looked back.
He has made a record eight "Final 8" appearances in the Re/Max World Long Drive Championships and has been the LDA's most consistent performer the past decade.
Brian held the # 1 ranked position for more than 20 months and was featured in Golf Digest for having one of the best power swings in golf.
Other special guest at this weekend's show includes Peter Johncke, The Trickshot Master.
This show is tabbed as a consumer golf exposition, in a three-day "Golf Theme Park" that features a wide array of displays, demonstrations and interactive activities designed to educate and entertain the golf enthusiast.
Upwards of 200 booths with exhibitors from across the country are expected to attend and will offer for sale the latest in golf equipment and accessories as well as golf apparel, artwork, real estate, destination packages and much, much more.
Numerous participatory activities will also be available for golfers of all skill levels. There will be a long-drive championship, the manufacturers demo range, and free lessons from local PGA Professionals. The demo range is where you can swing, hit and compare the latest clubs.
The hours for the show are Friday 1-7 p.m., Saturday 10-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $12 adults (which includes a 1-year subscription to Golf Magazine and free to children under 12.
The show is staged and managed by North Coast Golf Show President Joe Stegh. Driving directions are available at www.northcoastgolfshows.co