Friday, March 1, 2019

2019 PGA Merchandise Show Outdoor Demo Day

January 21, 2019


     The crossroads of golf never cease to amaze us and no where are those crossroads more evident than at the PGA Merchandise Show and Demo Day.  


     Each January the golf industry's leading trade-only event hosts nearly 1,000 top golf companies and more than 40,000 golf industry professionals and media, presenting nearly one million square feet of exhibit, demonstration and meeting space at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

     We enjoy starting our week with Demo Day, a mile's walk around the 45-acre circular driving range at Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge where clubmakers, golf cart manufacturers, a vendor village and classes offer the perfect opportunity for professionals, course owners, pro shops and media to test the latest equipment in a real green-grass setting.

Even in hiking boots, Epon offers ultimate performance!
At Folds of Honor, new player packs, event boxes
and counter displays will enhance participation in
A Garden Variety Golfer waiting to test drive
the new Tour Edge Exotics.

Wittek - Innovative, quality course equipment
that is right at home on the range.

     By chance, our lunch partner was Ramon Valdez, Jr., PGA - Director of Golf at Isleta Golf Club, a course we've enjoyed when visiting family in Albuquerque.  We talked about what the biggest

challenge is to his golf course and, not surprisingly, it's water, or rather the lack of water.  It's
a challenge that's also felt by courses in many environments, even here in Florida, making course maintenance equipment and scheduling all the more important.
The new Sigma 2 Fetch joins the Ping Putter Family
whose Sigma 2 Dual Durometer is a softer outer face
backed by a firmer layer and the shaft is also adjustable
up to 4 inches.

The Party's always on at Cobra-Puma, where Chippo brings
the Tailgating Fun.

And Red Bull adds a little Bass to the Cobra Party.

Superstroke - The #1 Putter Grip in Golf.

Tour Edge - Worth the Wait.


     Our lunch partner, Ramon, also confirmed what many have told us through the years - that what draws him to this show is the opportunity to network with colleagues that he wouldn't ever get a chance to see in what is always a very busy year.  And that network expands exponentially when you walk into the Orange County Convention Center.

For a look at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show, please see our review at:

2019 PGA Merchandise Show