Golf show helps duffers forget the cold and snow

  • Written by Jeff Vorva

page-4-3-col-clubs-and-customersCustomers mill about looking for values at the Budget Golf exhibit in Tinley Park. Photos by Jeff Vorva.The third Tinley Park Golf Expo didn’t exactly meltPage-4-3-col-palosPalos Golf’s Allan Lussell and Vince Myles took a minute from their busy schedule to pose at the Golf Expo. the snow or make it any warmer in the south suburbs. But for three days last Friday, Saturday and Sunday, thousands of golf fans were able to forget the cold for a while and think about hot-button topics such as driving, putting and grips.
The Tinley Park Convention Center housed booths from all over the Midwest golfing world including courses from the immediate area, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan plus equipment from clubs and drivers to Nike belts and an Incredible Hulk head sock. There were putting contests, long drive contests and some free lessons and tips.
Locally, Palos Golf in Palos Hills had a large area to sell its products and a new venture, Golf Checkers Sets Etc. in Evergreen Park had merchandise available in its booth.
For three hours on Sunday, Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s “Golf Scene” host page-4-3-col-wood-clubsOld wooden clubs from Scotland were available from Scottish Traditions Golf at the expo.Steve Kashul on Sunday to meet and greet patrons and challenge those who participated in the long-putt contest.
Profits from some portions of the expo went to the First Tee of Greater Chicago, which helps children learn golf and life skills.