Golf News for Thursday, December 12, 2013 | Events

12th PGA Merchandise Show Outdoor Demo Day participating manufacturers

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- The 12th PGA Merchandise Show Outdoor Demo Day will provide an exclusive opportunity to see and test the latest in technology advancements, plus learn from many of the best golf instructors in the world on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at the Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge (OCN), in Winter Garden, Fla. In addition to personally testing the newest golf equipment, accessories and training aids by more than 100 participating manufacturers, attendees will be able to take advantage of expanded hands-on educational offerings.

Golf teachers from around the world will be able to learn from the best in their field when PGA Professionals David Leadbetter, Mike Malaska, Stan Utley, Suzy Whaley and LPGA Teaching Professional Dana Rader present five one-hour instructional workshops to provide their insight into becoming a world-class teacher, instructor and coach to today's golfers.

12th PGA Merchandise Show Outdoor Demo Day
The PGA Merchandise Show Outdoor Demo Day, exclusive to PGA Professionals, golf retailers and media, will feature more than 100 top golf equipment, training aids, performance wear and golf accessory companies within 200+ hitting bays, practice greens and the vendor village of the 42-acre practice facility of Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge (OCN) in Winter Garden, Fla.

Current participating companies (updated regularly at pgashow.com) are:

aboutGolf Ltd
Adams Golf
Aldila Inc
Axis1
Big Max Golf USA Inc
BJ
Bolle Eyewear
Bridgestone Golf Inc
Bushnell Golf
Callaway Footwear
Callaway Golf/Odyssey
CamCaddy Pro
Certifresh Cigar
CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering
Cleveland Golf/Srixon
Clicgear USA
Cobra Puma Golf
Crocs
GolfBuddy
Devereux
Dirty Larry Golf, LLC.
Edel Golf
Ernest Sports
Evolve Golf
Exsite Golf
EYELOC Headgear
Fiberbuilt Manufacturing
FIRECRACKER TEE (Kiwi Golf) FlightScope
FootJoy
Foresight Sports
Fourteen Golf
FST Shafts
Fujikura Composites America
Golf Channel
Golf Council LLC
Golf Pride Grips/Eaton Corp
GolfBuddy
GRAA
Graphite Design/ Pro's Choice Golf Shafts
Great Shot Golf
HONMA Golf
Impact Canopies
Iomic Inc
Ion Camera
Kenny Giannini Putters
Kiwi Golf
Kwik Golf
LaGila Sports
Lamkin Corp
Leupold & Stevens Inc
LSD Golf Clubs
Mantis Golf
Matrix Composite Corp
Memory Swing Mitchell Golf Equipment
Mizuno USA Inc
MRC Golf Inc
Name It Golf
National Car Rental
Nike Golf
Nippon Shaft
No 1 Grip
Oakley
Oban Composites
Orange Whip Trainer
OSI Golf
PING
PrideSports
ProActive Sports Inc
Pro-Fit Perf. Club Fitting
Pros Players Turf LLC
PSPgolf
Pukka Inc
Pure Grips
Putterwheel
Putting Stroke Teacher
Range Cart
Ray Cook Golf
RIFE Golf
Scan 4 Beer
SCOR Golf
SeeMore Putter
SKLZ
SNAG Golf
SuperStroke Golf Swingbyte
Synthetic Turf International
TayloMade Golf
Titleist
The Golf Swing Shirt
The Pill
The Putting Stroke Teacher
The Swing Setup
Tour Edge Golf
TPK Inc
Trace Golf
Transitions Optical Inc
Tru Turf Scapes
True Temper Sports Inc
Tru-Roll Putters
United Rentals
US Kids Golf LLC
UST Mamiya
Vibram
Whirly Golf
Wilson Golf
Winn Grips
Yamaha Golf-Car Company
Yonex Corp

Thousands of PGA Professionals, retailers and media traditionally attend the PGA Show Demo Day's packed schedule of manufacturer special events and demonstrations, plus PGA Tour and LPGA player appearances. The PGA Show Demo Day is open exclusively to registered PGA Professionals and media from 9:00 a.m. to noon with registered golf industry professionals joining the event until closing at 5:00 p.m.

Complimentary Shuttles will run from Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) to OCN every 20 minutes, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Shuttle transportation is strongly encouraged as parking is restricted. Vehicles without a parking pass will be directed to the auxiliary OCN parking lot. The last shuttle buses departing OCN for OCCC will be at 6:00 p.m.

The PGA Show Demo Day, organized by PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions and PGA Magazine, is presented by United Rentals, True Temper and Yamaha. Exclusive event sponsors include Champ (tee), Lamkin (grip), Pukka Headwear (hat), True Temper (shaft), and FlightScope (registration tent sponsor). Great Shot Golf is a PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day special contest sponsor, hosting the Great Shot Million Dollar Shoot-out for attending industry professionals. PGA Professionals will receive 4 MSR Total credits for participating in Outdoor Demo Day.

Instructional Workshops at the PGA Show Demo Day
Sponsored by Orange Whip Trainer
David Leadbetter ~ Mike Malaska ~ Dana Rader ~ Stan Utley ~ Suzy Whaley

Five of the industry's most prominent golf instructors - PGA Professionals David Leadbetter, Mike Malaska, Stan Utley and Suzy Whaley, and renowned LPGA teaching professional Dana Rader - will provide hands-on skill instruction during one-hour sessions at the teaching pavilion of the Orange County National Golf Center, on Wednesday, Jan. 21, during the PGA Show Demo Day.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Dana Rader, LPGA - Golf Digest's Top 50 Best Teachers in America, LPGA Master Professional
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Stan Utley, PGA - PGA TOUR winner, Golf Digest's Top 50 Best Teachers in America
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Mike Malaska, PGA - 2011 PGA Teacher of the Year, Golf Digest's Top 50 Best Teachers in America
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Suzy Whaley, PGA/LPGA - Golf Digest's Top 50 Best Teachers in America, 2013 Master U.S. Kids Golf Instructor
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. David Leadbetter, PGA - Golf Digest's Top 50 Best Teachers in America

PGA Professionals receive 1 MSR credit in the PGA Education category per session. Registration is available at www.pgashow.com on a first-come, first-served basis due to a limited capacity venue. The registration fee for individual workshops is $95 for PGA Members and $125 for non-PGA Members.

FlightScope® Academy at the PGA Show Demo Day
A condensed FlightScope® Academy program will be held in conjunction with the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show Outdoor Demo Day, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., at the Tooth Course of Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge. All attendees will be Certified FlightScope® Professionals after the completion of the course and an online exam. PGA Professionals will receive 5 MSR credits (PGA Education). Registration is available at pgashow.com. The registration fee with the purchase of PGA Education (excluding Instructional Workshops taking place also on Jan. 21) is $195. The Academy-only registration fee, without the purchase of PGA Education Jan. 22-24, is $350.

About the PGA Merchandise Show
The 61st PGA Merchandise Show, held January 21-24, 2014, in Orlando, Fla., will welcome some 1,000 top golf companies and brands and more than 40,000 industry professionals from around the world to the industry's annual global summit for the business of golf. The PGA Merchandise Show features a new day pattern in 2014 with the PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day, the world's largest professional golf testing event, held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Orange County National Golf Center. During PGA Show days, Wednesday - Friday, Jan. 22-24, at the Orange County Convention Center, PGA Professionals, retailers and industry leaders will uncover the latest trends, source the newest golf merchandise, test the latest equipment, learn proven business best practices, network among peers and move forward the business of the game. The new hours of the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show are: Wednesday and Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The PGA Merchandise Show is organized in partnership with The PGA of America as a trade-only event. Learn more about the event at pgashow.com

Media Contacts:
Sherry Major, PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions, (716) 662-3855, smajor@reedexpo.com
Jamie Carbone, The PGA of America, (561) 624-8446, jcarbone@pgahq.com