Golf enthusiasts throughout Chicagoland can escape the frigid outdoor temperatures and prepare for the upcoming golf season at the Tinley Park Golf Expo from Friday, Feb. 7, to Sunday, Feb. 9. The third annual Expo, which is presented by Global Golf Post, will be held at the Tinley Park Convention Center just north of Interstate 80 and Harlem Avenue in Tinley Park.
Attendees can shop the newest golf clubs, bags, shoes, clothing, accessories and more for the 2014 golf season, but will also be able to test many of the products in the Expo’s spacious demo area. Local and regional golf courses and resorts will offer attendees discounted rates on rounds of golf for the upcoming season. PGA professionals will provide free instruction to help attendees improve their techniques. Children can test out their skills in the Junior Learning Center hosted by The First Tee of Greater Chicago.
Since last year, the Tinley Park Golf Expo has partnered with and donated a portion of its proceeds to The First Tee of Greater Chicago, a charity that teaches children life skills through the game of golf. Donations from the Tinley Park Golf Expo’s Long Drive and Long Putt contests will directly benefit the charity.
“The Tinley Park Golf Expo is a great opportunity for golfers and their families to spend time together and get out of the house for a day,” say Expo co-owners Gregg Tengerstrom and Joe Copeland. “We strive to be the most attendee-friendly golf show in the Chicagoland area with great deals on equipment, hourly giveaways and excellent hands-on opportunities with products.”
- Friday, Feb. 7: Noon to 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 8: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday, Feb. 9: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission can be purchased at the doors for $5 on Friday and $10 for Saturday or Sunday, or before the event in the “Tickets” section online. Children under the age of 12 (with paid adult) and active-duty military are free. Parking is free.
In conjunction with the Tinley Park Golf Expo, Heartland Blood Centers will be hosting a blood drive at the Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. Those individuals who donate blood will receive a discounted admission into the Expo.