Golfweek's GOLFEST Coming to Tampa February 19-20

Golfweek is proud to announce that a third Golfest, in partnership with the Transitions Championship, will be held in Florida this winter. This popular demo day and golf lifestyle extravaganza will take place on Feb. 19-20, 2011 at The Downs Golf Practice Facility located at Tampa Bay Downs on Racetrack Road in Oldsmar.

Golfest will feature a 15 to 17 golf club, shaft and ball company demo day along with booths from local golf courses and golf lifestyle companies. Throughout the weekend, enjoy special Golfest pricing from major golf equipment manufacturers and the on-site PGA Discount Pro Shop.

Golf club trade-ins will be taken. While LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam will headline at the Main Stage on Sunday, Chuck “The Hitman” Hiter will entertain the crowd with his golf trick shots on Saturday. A total of 11 hours of local golf experts and celebrities will be on hand during the two-day event.

Other Golfest activities will include free golf lessons given by PGA pros, games at the “Junior Golf Experience” where juniors can test their skills, and a $25,000 Putting Challenge. Food and beverages will be available. Tickets are available at several local golf courses and at The Downs Golf. Daily entry fee is $10, with juniors 16 and under free. Goody bags with discounted items and even a free round of golf at Westchase Golf Club will be given to those who register to win prizes.

Hours for this highly-anticipated event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20. Parking is free.

For more details, visit or check out the card at this issue’s center spread. We hope to see you all there.


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