TINLEY PARK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Joe Copeland and Greg Tengerstrom have attended many golf shows, both as visitors and exhibitors. They know what makes a terrific show. And they know they have one in the Tinley Park Golf Expo, held at the Tinley Park Convention Center February 7, 8 and 9.
Co-owners Copeland and Tengerstrom have assembled the best elements in the best facility in the Midwest, all for the love of golf and family. "We're one of the only shows to offer free golf lessons from PGA professionals on the floor. Tens of thousands of dollars in prizes are given away; vacations, clubs and more. It's a great value for families," says Copeland. "Any active duty veteran comes into the show for free, kids under 12 and high school golf team members are free, and Friday's admission is half price."
Copeland is encouraged by the steady and substantial growth in attendance and foresees another healthy increase for this third annual show. "The location of the Center is perfect. We've had people drive in from Mississippi for this show and from all over the Midwest. It's just minutes from all the major cross country expressways."
"There are no costs for parking, and the parking is very convenient to the facility."
The facility itself is a draw for both visitors and the expo's high-end vendors, like major sponsor Taylor Made. "It's a great place for a show. There is no gouging of our vendors for every little thing. The facility is fully carpeted, which is a money-saver and a big help. Walking the show for days straight, you're not tired because you're not standing on hard concrete." Copeland also praises Center staff for their help.
The attached hotel is a plus, enabling vendors and visitors to stay overnight and walk to rooms without leaving the facility.
"Our goal is to highlight this region as a premier golfing destination, educate our young kids, and support local teams. All the charity donations and promotions are our give-back to this community."
Copeland smiles, "There's not another facility like this one in the Midwest – and there's not another golf show like this one either."