The stage will be dark this year for the Pitch To Get Rich short game competition, The Golf Darts, the Free Play Golden Tee Lounge and the Long Putt Challenge as the Pandemic has shut down the annual …
The stage will be dark this year for the Pitch To Get Rich short game competition, The Golf Darts, the Free Play Golden Tee Lounge and the Long Putt Challenge as the Pandemic has shut down the annual New Jersey North Coast Golf & Travel show at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison, New Jersey.
The show was a popular spring event for golfers who looked forward to upwards of 200 booths from exhibitors with golf supplies, gold clubs, golf clothing, golf accessories, artwork, real estate and destination packages.
The popularity of this show also came about because of the demonstrations from professionals like Brian Pavlet, the long-ball champion.
The show has become a great mid-winter break for many years and in years past was a showcase for several area golf facilities.
This show was always tabbed as a consumer golf exposition in a three-day “Golf Theme Park” that featured a wide array of displays, demonstrations and interactive activities designed to educate and entertain the golf enthusiast.
Joe Stegh, president of North Coast Golf & Travel Shows announced the cancellation of their entire 2021 show schedule which includes the New Jersey Golf Show, a popular venue for Sullivan County golfers.
“Unfortunately, the very recent spikes in Covid-19 activity has caused government and venue regulations to change. Agreements we had in place for show capacity will no longer be honored. Since we cannot provide a quality show with the new limitations, we have been forced to cancel our entire 2021 show schedule,” Stegh said.
“We regret having to take this action. We must follow the rules that have been put in place by the various state and local governments. We simply cannot operate a show which is not safe for our exhibitors, attendees, or staff, nor will we operate a show that does not provide the quality and value that our customers expect and deserve,” Stegh added.
The golf show president went on to say, “our livelihoods, like those of our exhibitors, depend on the shows. This situation has been challenging for our entire staff as they have been dealt with furloughs and layoffs. We will be back with our shows in 2022 and they will be stronger than ever.”
Stegh added that, “We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all endure this unprecedented situation and please stay safe and healthy.”
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