This free event brings 180+ manufacturers together with innovations like the major championship pavilion, ESPN 1320 game improvement stage and PGA Tour van fitting opportunities
Named by Golf World, Golf Digest and Golf Range magazines as the best golf promotion in the country, the 38th Annual Haggin Oaks Golf Expo continues to lay claim to the title of “America’s Largest Demo Days.” This year’s event will be from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28, 2013.
With over 165 different manufacturers and booths scheduled to appear, The Haggin Oaks Golf Expo is truly the show of all shows- hosting golfers from all over California, Oregon and Nevada to see the latest in golf equipment to the best vacation destinations- and everything in between! Best of all, admission is FREE! More than 22,000 golfers traveled to “America’s Largest Demo Day” (Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily) to test the hottest equipment and accessories; experience the latest launch monitors & Tour Tech vans; trade in old clubs; and shop in the 15,000 square foot Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop. Nowhere else in the country will there be a larger collection of golf vendors available to the general public. (NEW Initiatives in the works in red)
The MacKenzie Putting Course- NEW
Among the century old oak trees of the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, a new little paradise of sorts has sprouted- and it’s called the MacKenzie Putting Course. Palm trees, bird of paradise flowers, a bubbling brook, and challenging holes ranging from 25 to 65 feet await the legions of Northern California golfers.
It instantly became a favorite with adult, kids, and families alike. Nine challenging holes are what stand in the way of you and putting brilliance. This is no miniature putt-putt, nor simply a putting green. The MacKenzie Putting Course sports water hazards, sand traps, and sneaky breaks that challenge even the most seasoned putting pros. It’s this unique combination that makes this course fun and a refreshing new challenge with every round. Even the new putting course logo is special. Local artist Sue Johnson created a caricature of a young Alister MacKenzie, the namesake of the championship golf course at Haggin Oaks, as the logo for the putting course. Dressed in oversized plus fours with a body-length golf club, it’s a testament to one of the great course designers of all time and a cute reminder that this will be a favorite location for the thousands of kids touched by The First Tee of Greater Sacramento program. The MacKenzie Putting Course will be a great location for family outings, group functions, and of course celebrations, especially for those turning a special age. Next to the putting course is Haggin Oaks’ 24-hour driving range, Player Performance Studio fitting center, three-hole learning academy, 15,000 square foot Golf Super Shop, 36 holes of championship golf, and the facility’s cutting-edge FootGolf course.
MLB All-Star Kenny Lofton Appearance- Sponsored by Nike Golf – NEW
Nike Golf presents an appearance by 5-time Major League All-Star and Cleveland Indian Hall-ofFamer Kenny Lofton. Listen to him talk all about it as well as his new love of the game of golf at the Golf Expo on Saturday, 4/26.
Roger Cleveland Appearance- Sponsored by Callaway Golf- NEW
Callaway Golf presents an appearance by legendary club designer Roger Cleveland- on the ESPN 1320 Game Improvement Stage. The Roger Cleveland name is synonymous with great wedges. The high-lofted. short game weapons remain his passion and where his craftsmanship is most widely regarded, although these days his design fingerprints are all over Callaway Golf’s entire line-up of irons- Saturday, 5/26
TaylorMade Tour Experience – NEW
Held at only a handful of spots across the United States this year, the TaylorMade Tour Experience is a combination custom fitting and assembly studio and one-of-a-kind retail golf shop. TaylorMade and their sister companies, Adidas and Ashworth, will stock this unique building with non-catalogued goods normally only offered to their tour staff. These products will be found nowhere else but this unique golf shop. Get fit this weekend and have the club assembled right before your eyes by the expert club builders who have flown up from Carlsbad just for this weekend. And lastly, if you’ve ever wanted your name in lights, be sure to take TaylorMade’s Loft Up Challenge. Customers who hit great shots from the TaylorMade testing spot on the Haggin Oaks driving range will see their name on the daily leaderboard for long drives.
Spring Training Major League Baseball Showcase
Hey batter batter. Hey batter batter. Step up to the plate in our brand new mini-baseball field shop where we will have golf bags and other golf merchandise representation from every single team around the league. The National League and the American League will both be represented. Show your team colors with this cool concept area.
The FootGolf Experience
Haggin Oaks is the nation’s leader in the new sport of FootGolf and during Golf Expo weekend, we will have one of our FootGolf holes available to the general public to trial- play your first FootGolf hole for free!
The Major Championship Pavilion featuring replica Open Championship Claret Jug Trophy
Few golfers get an opportunity to step onto one of golf’s hallowed courses to watch one of golf’s biggest championships- including the British Open, US Open, PGA Championship or Ryder Cup. So, Haggin Oaks is doing it’s best to bring a little taste of those events home to Sacramento. In its second year, the Major Championship Pavilion will have logo goods from some of those events on hand including headwear, polo shirts and other memorabilia. And for the first time, Haggin Oaks has secured a replica of the famed Claret Jug Trophy from the British Open Championship that you’ll be able to take complimentary photos with all this weekend.
The Major Championship Menu and BBQ
Doing all that shopping inside our Major Championship Pavilion is sure to make you hungry. And if you’re going to dress like a tour pro, you might as well eat like one. Our catering team has created a special Major Championship Menu just for this weekend to give you a genuine taste of those special events. Take a bite of our straight-from-Augusta famed Pimento Cheese or Egg-Salad Sandwiches. They’ll be wrapped in green wax paper, just like they are each April along those beautiful azaleas. And if Burgers are more your thing, take advantage of our special Olympic-sized burger similar to what was served at last year’s US Open. It’s a slice of specially seasoned hamburger meat served lengthwise in a hot dog bun.
MacKenzie Shop Club Garage Sale & Value Center
One of the best-kept secrets of the Haggin Oaks Golf Expo is up by the MacKenzie Pro Shop. Those in the know realize that the Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop puts out tens of thousands of dollars of nearly new golf products at values up to 80% off their original retail. Now it’s your secret to keep!
ESPN 1320 Golf-To- Go Haggin Oaks Game Improvement Stage
The Haggin Oaks Golf Expo is continuing their great new initiative in 2013 called The ESPN 1320 Golf-To-Go Game Improvement Stage! A huge stage on wheels will create a mini-amphitheater right on the range where every hour on the hour, free educational opportunities will be presented on topics such as golf ball fitting, putting clinics, golf shaft education, golf fitness instruction, guest instructors and more!
SGC Putting Championship
After a wildly successful 2011 event, the 50+ year old Sacramento Golf Council Putting Championship (formerly won by multi-time PGA Tour winner Bill Glasson) will be held over the weekend of Golf Expo again. We’ll have three different divisions including Mens, Womens and Juniors- and each of the overall winners will receive a very special prize.
100 Beers From Around The World
For the very first time at Haggin Oaks, we’re bringing together an unprecedented collection of longnecks for you to try. Our beer specialist team has been working all spring long to bring an array of 100 different beers that we’ll have on sale during the Expo. You’ll be able to choose from international classic lagers to more obscure local ales- and everything in between. Guests can sip their favorite beer pulled right from our ice-cold coolers right on the driving range.
PGA Tour Van Fitting Opportunities!
The Haggin Oaks Golf Expo is also home to Vendor Tour Fitting Vans normally only reserved by PGA Tour events. These mobile fitting vans on wheels come complete with the latest in fitting equipment technology and many build clubs for the consumer right there on the spot. With vendors like Nike, Titleist, Cobra, Cleveland, Mizuno, UST, TaylorMade, Callaway and Ping already committed, this is just one more reason that makes this event unique. This is by appointment only, so make your call today to 916.808.2531.
Make Your Own Sale
It’s hard to resist the incredible offers being held all weekend long when nearly every single item in our 2.5 million dollar inventory is on promotion! The more you spend that weekend, the more you get back. With the exception of just a vendor or two, any time you spend over $100 that weekend, you’ll receive vouchers back that can be spent on anything on our golf facility beginning in May- even on sale and already-discounted merchandise. The discounts get deeper the more you spend! See the shop for details.
Titleist Golf Ball Fitting Van
The Titleist Mobile Golf Ball Fitting Van is headed to the Golf Expo for all three days and will be fitting over 1700 customers that weekend. This is a great opportunity for you to meet with a Titleist Golf Ball Fitting expert, learn more about Titleist’s green-to-tee methodology and begin the fitting process. This will be done by appointment, so call 916.808.2531 to sign up today or come straight to the booth the first part of each day to sign up for this exciting opportunity.
Trade-In Trade-Up Month
In conjunction with The PGA of America’s national “Free Fitting & Trade Up Month”, the Haggin Oaks Golf Expo also offers free club fitting and equipment trade-in opportunities. Several PGA Tour manufacturer-fitting vans are on hand- making available more than 200 pre-scheduled fittings on these technological marvels and manufacturing plants on wheels. Golfers can even cash in their “retired” golf gear. Haggin Oaks has trade-in specialists on hand, offering maximum dollar for thousands of clubs, staff bags, pull carts and old training aids. Gift certificates are issued on the spot for use in the Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop. “So few places take them now, and there’s not much that we won’t take in,” says Ken Morton Jr. “Everybody has used equipment in their garages; they can clean it out and buy some new stuff utilizing their old stuff.”
Oakley Rolling “O” Eyewear Lab
Get educated across the globe. Listen up and learn the stories and facts behind Oakley’s groundbreaking technology. Experience a self-contained 40-foot motor coach with front row seats at major sporting venues. Discover the truth about today’s eyewear marketplace of ideas at the Oakley HDO® Demo Tour. Not all sunglasses are created equal -they’re taking science to the streets to show you why.
For a list of participating vendors, a schedule of the education seminars and a vendor map, visit www.hagginoaksgolfexpo.com.
Managed by Morton Golf, the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex is located between Interstate 80 and Business 80 in Sacramento, 3645 Fulton Ave. The driving range has 100 stalls under lights and can be reached at 916-481-GOLF (4653) or www.hagginoaksgolfexpo.com for additional information.