Putting accounts for just under 50% of your golf game, and having a solid short game is essential in getting that handicap down. It takes coordination, focus and nerves of steel to make sure you sink that ball every time. You can practice your putting skills on our Putting Glass Bridge challenge at the NEC. In front of a crowd, simply putt the ball across our bridge to get in the hole! Can your nerves handle the pressure?
Back by popular demand to bunkered LIVE, the Tiger Chip challenge gives you the opportunity to recreate Tiger Woods’ incredible chip-in at the 16th hole from the final round of the 2005 Masters. Yeah, that shot! Here’s your chance to emulate the former world No.1’s incredible shot. If you’re successful with your effort you could walk away with some amazing prizes.
Fancy yourself as a bit of a dab hand from the sand? If so, make sure you try out our amazing Indoor Bunker Challenge! Purpose-built especially for bunkered LIVE, it offers you the chance to show off your skills and, if you’re very lucky, potentially win an amazing prize. So, if your ‘Sand Save’ stats are the envy of your mates, you really don’t want to miss this.
We’ve all heard the phrase ‘drive for show, putt for doug’ – and at bunkered LIVE that rings more true than ever before. Take on our Long Putt Challenge and try to hole out our tricky 40-ft putt. With great prizes to be won across all three days, this is one challenge you don’t want to pass up!
Titleist will again be at bunkered LIVE giving you the opportunity to go through your very own ball fitting. Why is that so important? Well, what other piece of equipment do you use for every single shot? There’s only one: your golf ball. At the end of your straightforward analysis, you will know which ball from the 2023 Titleist range will benefit your game best.
bunkered LIVE will have a bespoke show theatre, where you will be able to be entertained and inspired by some of the UK’s top tour professionals past and present. There will also be insights from leading golfing brands, such as Titleist, Callaway and Cobra-Puma Golf, who will be talking about what’s new in the world of golf equipment and apparel.
As the saying goes, ‘drive for show and putt for dough’. This feature really is the one that will test not only your putting skills, but also how you handle the pressure. Simply put, you have to hole out 8 putts starting from 3ft up to 12ft, all in one minute. It sounds easy we know, but try doing it when everyone is looking at you. Your mates are attempting to distract you and the clock is ticking down. It’s a great challenge and is a real test of your nerve, with great prizes to be won over the weekend.
Let’s find the next Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy in our Free to play Junior golf zone and remember kids under 16 get in for free when accompanied by an adult making it the perfect family day.
Step up to the oche and test your skills in our bunkered LIVE Golf darts challenge. What do you get if you cross golf and darts? Golf Darts, obviously! Come along to bunkered LIVE and try our brilliant feature. Take aim at our gigantic dartboard – ever-so-slightly bigger than the one you’d see at the Ally Pally! – and compete for the highest total possible using a golf club and golf ball. Can you hit the bullseye? Max out with a 180? There’s only one way to find out!
How good is your short game? Accuracy and skill are what you will need in the Target Golf challenge. It looks easy, simply score as many points as possible with three balls to win great prizes at the show, but it’s not as easy as it looks, it all about accuracy and tempo or watch the ball simply bounce back to your feet!!! Do you play safe and get points on the board or go big for the money shot, come along and try it for yourself?
Today, with all the technology available to us, it simply makes sense to get your next set of clubs custom fitted to your specifications, so why not book a custom fit session with your favourite brand at the show. We guarantee it will knock shots off your handicap. Keep checking the bunkered LIVE website for custom fit bookings being available from mid-January.
Calling all potential Bryson de Chambeau’s out there…now is your chance to see if you really do have the bragging rights over your mates! Come along and try our long drive challenges in the bunkered LIVE simulators. Great prizes up for grabs but remember they only count if the ball stays on the fairway!
They say that every good swing starts from the ground up. That’s why giving yourself the best possible chance to put consistent, repeatable swings on your shots means having the part of perfectly fitting golf shoes. Not nearly enough golfers realise that though. The vast majority, in fact, are wearing the incorrect size of shoe. Not only that, they’re completely unaware of it! There’s a good old chance that’s you, in which case don’t miss the chance to go through a professional and free shoe fitting with Footjoy at bunkered LIVE. It could make all the difference to your game this season.
With all of golf’s leading brands there and with so much great golf interaction and fun features on display, as well as celebrity guest popping in over the weekend, and of course Free PGA lessons, putter, shoe and ball fitting sessions you will be amazed at how many great golfing tips you will pick up from just simply walking around bunkered LIVE.
How does the prospect of winning £10,000 for holing three chips sound? Pretty good? Thought so. Well, that’s exactly the prize that’s up for grabs in our bunkered LIVE Get Rich Pitch Challenge. Simply sink three consecutive 60-yard chips and you’ll win ten grand. What could you spend that on? A new set of clubs? A sunshine golf break? Something else? All that stands between the money and you is three simple shots. Give it a go!
As every good golfer knows, the secret to your success is not being able to hit 300-yard drives (although that helps!). Instead, what you need most is a razor-sharp short game. Given that shots on and around the green amount to roughly 70% of the average round, it pays to be particularly tidy in this department. That explains why our short game zone at bunkered LIVE is always busy. Better yet, there will be a PGA professional on-hand throughout to offer some handy advice if it looks like you need it.
If you think your game could use a pair of expert eyes giving it the once-over in time for the new golf season – and let’s be honest, whose doesn’t? – then make sure you come along to bunkered LIVE where free 15-minute lessons with PGA professionals will be available on all three days. There will be hundreds of free lessons given away at the show but they tend to book up fast, so make sure you register your interest and book your own slot as soon as you arrive. The pointers you get could make all the difference in the competitions you enter this year.
The par-fect way to tee off your 2023 golf season