Thursday, December 11, 2014

Golf's Best Brands & Latest Innovations Featured at 2015 PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day - Jan 20


Golf’s Best Brands, Latest Innovations, and Top PGA Professionals and Golf Retailers Combine to Build the World’s Largest Professional Demo Event at the 2015 PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day 


PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – PGA Professionals and golf retailers from around the world will attend the 13th PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, to test all the newest tools of the trade, discuss the latest advancements in technology directly with club designers and learn from many of golf’s leading instructors at the 42-acre premier practice facility of the Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge (OCN), in Winter Garden, Fla.

Thousands of PGA Professionals and invited golf retailers will preview the newest equipment, training aids and accessories from more than 100 top golf companies to create the world’s largest professional demo event. Additionally, golf teachers will be able to learn from the best in their field when PGA Professionals Mike Malaska and Stan Utley, PGA/LPGA Professional Nancy Quarcelino, renowned instructor Dr. Jim Suttie and sports medicine expert Dr. Tom LaFountain present one-hour outdoor golf instructional workshops directly on the range of OCN.

“The PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day has evolved into a must-attend event as a prelude to the three busiest days of golf business at the PGA Merchandise Show,” said PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions Senior Vice President and General Manager Ed Several. “PGA Professionals and golf retailers enjoy the opportunity to personally test outdoors, in actual golf conditions, all the latest advancements in equipment, training aids and accessories that will help their members and customers better enjoy the game. They can do so while interacting with the biggest brands in golf that help drive their business.”

13th PGA Merchandise Show Outdoor Demo DayThe PGA Merchandise Show Outdoor Demo Day, exclusive to PGA Professionals, invited 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.

Current participating companies can all be viewed at www.pgashow.com.

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 invited 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 True Temper and Yamaha. Exclusive event sponsors include Champ (tee), Pukka Headwear (hat), True Temper (shaft),FlightScope (registration tent sponsor), Yamaha (golf cart), Sunice (outerwear) and Garmatex Technologies (shuttle bus). 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
PGA Professionals Mike Malaska and Stan Utley, PGA/LPGA Professional Nancy Quarcelino, renowned instructor Dr. Jim Suttie and sports medicine expert Dr. Tom LaFountain will provide hands-on golf skill instruction during one-hour sessions at the teaching pavilion of the Orange County National Golf Center, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, during the PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day. 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.

2015 Instructional Workshops Schedule:
  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - Dr. Tom LaFountain, Swing Faults and Body Posture - A Significant Relationship 
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Nancy Quarcelino, PGA/LPGA, Teaching Philosophies - What Really Works 
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Mike Malaska, PGA, The Benefits and Downfalls of Technology and Teaching Aids 
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Stan Utley, PGA, Chipping it Close – Understanding the Club Face, Hands, Body Relationship 
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Dr. Jim Suttie, Golf Improvement Techniques 

Registration is now available at www.PGAShow.com with early registration savings through Dec. 15, 2014. Due to the limited capacity venue, registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee for individual workshops is $95 through Dec. 15, and $125 after Dec. 15. PGA Professionals receive 1 MSR credit in the PGA Education category per session.

FlightScope® Academy at the PGA Show Demo Day
A condensed FlightScope® Academy program will be held in conjunction with the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show Outdoor Demo Day, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 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 Required). Registration is available at www.PGAShow.com. The registration fee with the purchase of PGA Education (excluding Instructional Workshops taking place also on Jan. 20) is $250. The Academy-only registration fee, without the purchase of PGA Education Jan. 21-23, is $350.

About the PGA Merchandise Show
The 62nd PGA Merchandise Show, held Jan. 20-23, 2015, 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 Show Outdoor Demo Day, the world's largest professional golf testing event, will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Orange County National Golf Center. During PGA Show days, Jan. 21-23 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 PGA Merchandise Show is organized in partnership with The PGA of America as a trade-only event.

Learn more about the event at www.PGAShow.com