London Golf Club is returning to normality after again hosting one of the most entertaining weekends on the golfing calendar in the 2012 Golf Live event, the highlight of which came in an attempt to break the record for the fastest round of golf ever.
The highly popular interactive event featured top professionals and celebrities and allowed fans a unique and personal experience with some of the world’s best.
Radio personality Chris Evans organised the team golf challenge that narrowly missed out on the world record but claimed a new British record after playing 18 holes of golf in less than 11 minutes, and the bid was just one in a number of fun initiatives on show during the three-day event at the European Tour Destination.
David MacLaren, Director of Property and Venue Development, said: “Golf Live was absolutely fantastic. The concept of an interactive, fun golf event of this type is innovative and was once again highly successful. The world record attempt in particular was as much fun as I have personally seen at a golf event.”
Among the abundance of fun filled activities available to those in attendance there were open-air theatres providing an unrivalled opportunity to learn from some of the worlds’ top tour stars in various aspects of the game, the chance for sensational 'inside the ropes experience' with legends of golf and celebrities, with many other exhibitions and stands including the Golf Foundation’s Tri-Golf initiative, supported by The European Tour, manufacturers and golfing institutions, including a stand for the London Golf Club/European Tour Properties joint venture.
And event ambassador Montgomerie was effusive in his praise of the event. During the weekend he said: “I am enjoying myself, so let’s hope that that comes over to the crowds because I really feel it. It’s a tremendous event and I think it’s bringing the golfing public into the game of golf.
“For golfers to come here and see the interaction between the pros and the general public is fantastic. We’ve got bigger crowds this year, the stands and exhibition tents are all busier. The clothing the clubs, all the golf products and merchandise out there is fantastic.”
If you didn’t get a chance to attend this year’s event, head over to Golfing World for all the best of the video action from London Golf Club.
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