The Colorado Golf Expo has a new name, a new home and the same great deals.
Whether you regularly attend the Denver Golf Expo or are just reading about it for the first time, this year’s event will feel as fresh as a newly mown fairway.
Now and forever known as the Colorado Golf Expo, the state’s annual celebration of everything golf has upped its game with more than just a new name. It also has new venue, leaving the bare-bones Denver Mart for the Big Blue Bear of the Colorado Convention Center (CCC) on 14th Street in Downtown Denver.
The Colorado Golf Expo will take place February 25-27 in the CCC’s Hall F—directly opposite the window through which the inquisitive ursa major peers. More than 100 vendors—including those with latest clubs from the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando—will line a 100,000-square-foot space that’s 15 percent larger than the Denver Mart’s was.
This all augurs well for you, your friends and the legions of men, women and children who filled Colorado’s tee sheets in record numbers over the course of the last two years.
There will be giveaways and deals on everything from tee times to back treatments to golf vacations. Grab bags of free golf swag and register at the entrance for the Grand Prize Getaway drawing for a golf vacation to Hawaii.
Take a free lesson from a PGA or LPGA golf professional. Take free seminars on the rules and learn about the importance of handicap at the Colorado Golf Association booth.
And be sure to swing by the Colorado AvidGolfer booth to find out more about our Tournament Series and how The Golf Passport will save you thousands on golf rounds, restaurant meals, golf gear and more.
Try the Latest
At the vast Lenny’s Golf Club Demo area, you can test-drive the latest from Callaway, TaylorMade, Titleist and other major brands. Clubmaker representatives will fill you in on the new lines, and Lenny’s offers free fittings for all clubs purchased.
Lenny’s, which will be undergoing a remodel of its store at Parker and Havana, will also have screaming deals on merchandise it doesn’t want to have to bring back, as well as shoes, shirts and other soft goods it sells exclusively at the Expo.
Scratch the itch to compete with four contests: Closest to the Pin, Long Drive, Chipping Challenge and the Long Putt Challenge.
Denver-based Optimum Golf runs the Closest to the Pin and Long Drive contests on its two Foresight GC2 Simulators, with the winners of each competition earning, respectively, a stay-and-play package to a destination golf resort and an Ogio Golf Bag.
In the vast Lenny’s Golf Shop space, the Chipping Challenge invites you to chip to a scaled-down version of TPC Sawgrass’s island-green 17th built by SYNLawn specifically for the Expo. The overall winner of the three-day competition receives a new wedge from Lenny’s.
Professional tournaments like the Korn Ferry Tour’s TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes are decided on the greens. The Long Putt Challenge, sponsored by TPC Colorado at Heron Lakes, gives you the opportunity to sink two putts longer than 60 feet. Tickets and VIP packages to the KFT event in July await each day’s winners.
Bring the Family
If you have a junior golfer, ask the Colorado Golf Association about the Youth on Course program, which lets kids between ages 6 and 17 play golf for $5 at 30 courses. The kids will also get a kick out of the Colorado PGA’s Junior Golf Experience, conspicuous by its Bouncy Castle-like inflatable targets.
The PGA can fill you in about PGA Junior League golf teams and the Drive, Chip and Putt program that could send your kid to Augusta National.
Hit the Rest Stop
Let the kids have their fun. You can have yours, too. The Colorado Golf Expo also will feature the Argonaut Turn Rest Stop, where you can sample and purchase beers from Great Divide Brewing Company, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey and The Infinite Monkey Theorem wines. In addition, Argonaut Liquors will be giving away discount cards for its in-store promotions.
Enjoy the City
And when each day’s activity ends, hundreds of dining and drinking options await right outside the Convention Center doors in Downtown Denver. There’s also a light rail stop right under the building, which means you don’t have to drive home.
“I’m thrilled the Colorado Golf Expo is at the convention center,” Colorado Golf Association CEO and Executive Director Ed Mate says. “That’s the big leagues. It elevates the profile of the event and all of Colorado golf.”
Tickets cost $11-$15 per day. For information and vendor lists, visit coloradogolfexpo.com.
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