The PGA Show Demo Day in my humble opinion is the proverbial “Crown Jewel” of the annual PGA Merchandise Show. Packed with all of the latest equipment and newest technology from golf’s manufacturers. Everything is there. The latest clubs, grips, golf shafts and more.

I’m always excited for this part of the show because it gives me the chance to swing as many products as humanly possible and report back on them. the list is complete and while the usual suspects  are there (Callaway Golf, Cobra Golf, PING Golf, Wilson Golf, Srixon/Cleveland Golf /XXIO) it’s the less than obvious companies that stick out for me. This year there are brands like ERG (Eagle Rebirth), Knuth Golf, Fourteen, PRGR that I will be swinging. Brands that I’ve never made passes with.

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For more information on PGA Show Demo Day please see the press release below as shared by Sherry Major. Ms. Major is a Media Consultant for PGA Exhibitions Worldwide.

World’s Largest Professional Golf Demo Event Offers
Exclusive Testing of Latest Game Technology

 

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Dec. 13, 2018) — The 17th Annual PGA Show Demo Day will feature an exclusive preview and hands-on testing of the latest golf equipment, technology, training aids and accessories at the 42-acre practice facility of Orange County National Golf Center (OCN) in Winter Garden, Fla., on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. More than 100 companies will be demonstrating their newest products to thousands of PGA Professionals and golf industry leaders, creating the world’s largest professional golf demo event. Throughout the day, golf teachers also will be able to learn from the best in their field at multiple range-side golf instruction workshops.

“The PGA Show Demo Day is a perfect beginning to PGA Show Week and traditionally energizes an already enthusiastic crowd,” said PGA Golf Exhibitions Event Vice President Marc Simon. “Testing the newest game technology from the top names in golf side-by-side on the range and speaking with equipment innovators headline a long list of popular Demo Day programming – including a packed schedule of demonstrations, numerous teaching workshops, fun skill contests and meeting some of the game’s best professional players making special appearances throughout the event. It all adds up to an exciting day for all involved in the business of golf.”

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PGA Show Demo Day is open exclusively to PGA Professionals and media from 9 a.m. to noon, with golf industry professionals joining the event until closing at 5 p.m. All PGA Show Demo Day attendees must be qualified industry professionals and registered for the PGA Merchandise Show. Additional Education Conference registration is required for instructional workshops. Visit PGAShow.com for additional details and registration. PGA Professionals will receive four MSR credits for attending the PGA Show Demo Day.

Top Golf Brands Participating
The 2019 PGA Show Demo Day will feature more than 100 top golf companies showcasing equipment, training aids, performance wear and golf accessories within more than 200 hitting bays of the massive OCN circular range, at multiple range-side practice greens, on the golf cart test track and in the Demo Day vendor village. Current participating companies (as of 12/13/18, updated regularly at PGAShow.com) are:

Adaptive Golf
Aerotech Golf
AfterShokz
Allied Powers LLC
Big Max Golf
Blast Motion
BodiTrak Sports
Bridgestone Golf Inc
Bushnell Golf
Callaway Golf
Certifresh Cigar
Cheesebrough Corp.
Chip Putt Max
Clicgear USA
Club Car Inc
Cobra Puma Golf
Double Eagle/Players Turf
EPON Golf
Ernest Sports
Fiberbuilt Manufacturing Inc.
Flat Cat Golf
FlightScope
FlingGolf
Foresight Sports
FOURTEEN/PRGR/ DAIWA-ON-OFF/
YAMAHA GOLF/MU Sports
FST Shafts
Fujikura Composites America Inc
Garmin USA
Golf Pride Grips, a division of Eaton
Golf Stix
Graphite Design/ Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts
International Clubmakers Guild
Knuth Golf
Links Choice
Lynx Golf
Maui Jim Inc
MCA Golf Inc
Miura Golf
Mizuno USA Inc
Nikon Inc.
Nippon Shaft
o2 Tampa
Otto Trading Inc.
P2 Putter Grips Ltd
Phat Scooters, LLC
PING
Pitchfix
Power Tee
PrideSports
Pukka Inc
Pure Grips
QUICK-UP GOLF RANGE
Sacks Parente Golf Co., Inc.
Salted Venture
SKIN Sunscreen
SKYiGOLF
Southern Tide
Srixon/Cleveland Golf/XXIO
Strike Spray
Sun Mountain Motor Sports, Inc
SuperSpeed Golf, LLC.
SuperStroke Golf
SwingU
Switch Grips International
Synthetic Turf International LLC
The Perfect Putter LLC
The Putting Stroke Teacher
Titleist
Topgolf International
ToughLie 360
Tour Edge Golf
TPI
TPK Inc
Under Armour
U.S. Kids Golf LLC
Wilson Golf
Wittek Golf Supply
Yamaha Golf-Car Company
Yonex Corp

Outdoor Instructional Workshops
Hands-on instructional workshops return to PGA Show Demo Day at a range-side classroom of OCN (Tee #3), beginning at 10 a.m., and running through 4:30 p.m. The workshops are part of a comprehensive PGA Show Education Conference. Single-session, single-day, full-conference and an all-access pass, providing unlimited access to all PGA Show Demo Day Workshops and the full PGA Show Education Conference are available. Registration and details regarding savings for early registration through Dec. 14, 2018, for multiple same-facility registrations and for PGA Assistant Professionals are available at PGAShow2019.com/Education.

Workshops Schedule:

  • What are the Concepts, Skills & Steps to Teach and/or Learn the Swing? 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Mike Malaska, PGA, 2011 PGA Teacher of the Year
  • Upper Extremity & Wrist Function for High-Performance Golf, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • Lance Gill, Performance Director, Titleist Performance Institute Fitness Advisory Board; President, Lance Gill Performance
    • Mark Blackburn, PGA, Director of Instruction, Greystone Country Club
  • The Equipment Instruction Fit, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Sean Hogan, Director of Instruction, Leadbetter Golf Academy
    • Brett Meyer, Leadbetter Master Club Fitter & Certified Coach, Leadbetter Golf Academy
  • Increasing Power & Distance in the Female Golfer, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • David Donatucci, M.ED. C.S.C.S., Owner, Florida Institute of Performance

The PGA Show Demo Day is produced by PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions and PGA Magazine and presented by AfterShokz, Fujikura, Insane Impact,Toptracer, ToughLie 360, Wittek Golf Supply and Yamaha Golf Car Company. Exclusive product partners include Flightscope (Registration Tent Sponsor), Pukka Inc (headwear) and Under Armour (Apparel Partner).

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About the PGA Merchandise Show
The 66th PGA Merchandise Show, held Jan. 22-25, 2019, in Orlando, 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 Demo Day, the world’s largest professional golf testing event, will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Orange County National Golf Center. During PGA Show days, Jan. 23-25, 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, “the MAJOR of Golf Business,” is a trade-only event, not open to the public.

 

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Major Championship venue, Pinehurst Resort, joins roster of the world’s top courses to choose BIG MAX rental cart fleet

 

Europe’s leading golf push cart manufacturer, BIG MAX, is delighted to report it has been chosen by U.S. Open and PGA Championship host, Pinehurst Resort, to supply the Rental Cart Fleet to the newly opened Pinehurst No.4.

 

The North Carolina resort, that has hosted the U.S. Open and PGA Championship, joins an illustrious list of names such as the ‘Home of Golf’ St. Andrews Old Course, to choose the BIG MAX Fleet 333C for their rental fleet. Top of the range BIG MAX rentals also feature at U.S. Open venue Chambers Bay in Washington State, Eisenhower Golf Club in Colorado Springs, across all the courses at St. Andrews’ Links Trust in Scotland, Ryder Cup venue Gleneagles, and other notable U.K. courses such as Sunningdale and Kingsbarns.

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The decision to invest in BIG MAX rental carts at the new Gil Hanse designed course was relatively simple as the venue wanted a rental cart that reflected the quality on offer at the course, Rick Oldach, CEO of BIG MAX USA states, “We are proud of the fact that the most prestigious courses all over the world, such as Chambers Bay, St. Andrews and Gleneagles, choose BIG MAX rental carts, and are delighted that Pinehurst No.4 has joined the long list of top-quality courses”.

 

The Fleet 333C from BIG MAX is the flagship model in the rental fleet range. A soft handle with large storage compartment, 2 Quick Fix and 2 Quick Lok bases for accessories and an ultra-smooth 3 wheel ride show off the cart’s quality, while robust BIG MAX construction delivers long lasting reliability.

 

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Choosing to stock quality rentals, BIG MAX’s drive to get more people walking the course is set to gain pace. And with the list of BIG MAX rental venues beginning to look like a Top 100 course list, golfers know that wherever you find BIG MAX you’ll find quality.

 

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About BIG MAX

BIG MAX has been Europe’s #1 push cart brand for over 15 years following the unprecedented success of the world’s first 3 wheel push cart the Ti1000. Available in virtually every country that plays golf, BIG MAX is a name that has become associated with quality and innovation. It’s most recent advancement, Fold Flat technology, has seen BIG MAX pioneer push carts that fold down completely flat, in some cases to less than 5” deep. BIG MAX has furthered its reputation for innovation with its AQUA and DRI LITE technology that in the last quarter of 2017 matched BIG MAX push carts by becoming #1 golf bag and travel cover brand in Germany, a traditional marker for # 1 in in continental Europe.

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#FightAndGrind #SeeUOnTheNextTee

 

An opinion… Do I have one? Absolutely! You need to be more active, you need to go out more and you need to exercise more. These are things that I always hear and have for many years from numerous people. Am I the only one to hear it? No, but I have no issue speaking about it or at least not anymore.

 

First of all, let me introduce myself.  My name is Crystal Toth and for those that aren’t familiar with me I am Alex’s (@UntilTheNextTee) wife and I’m also now his photographer and a contributor. There are many things that I’ve seen him do over the years or said things to him that I would never voice to strangers. Well guess what? Time’s up!

 

During Alex’s time building up his blog, website and his social media pages I’ve been beside him through it all. In the beginning, I was taking pics for him which is something that I love to do and especially for him. There are so many things I can photograph with him that others may not get. Like his relaxation as he is taking shots or practicing his swing or even just walking down the course. “Anyone can take those pics” I’m sure you are thinking, the difference is, I get him at his best when he can be real and just be him. That is why I do it. Over the last few years that has changed and he was the primary photographer.

 

In September 2018, Alex had a stroke which resulted him in needing to slow down, this is where I come in. Having been told that he needed to slow down a little he asked me to assist him. This year, I’ll be attending the PGA Show for the first time and attending it with media credentials. I will have full access with him and the freedom to take any photos that I want. Perhaps, there’ll be some that others may not be able to get. Or maybe, some of the celebrity appearances.

 

During this time as his contributor I will be covering a large variety of things. Things that Alex has more or less neglected. I’ll be bringing women’s golf products to the forefront, be it clothing for women including the companies that specifically have stuff for the “larger” woman, accessories and maybe gifts. For example, Alex I have a love for our dog Muskoka and I will also be looking at items maybe for him too (C4 Belts). So to say there will be a change is an understatement.

 

I will be bringing a different perspective to the sport and I can almost guarantee that
not everyone is going to like what I have to say but “Freedom of Speech” is a thing right? I would be a liar if I didn’t say I can sometimes be a little opinionated which brings me to me writing this tonight.

 

As I previously stated, there have been a lot of people say to me (and I know many others) “exercise, play sports etc.” I cannot count the number of times that I’ve heard that. In addition, I also cannot count the number of times that I have broken down into tears due to these statements, opinions or even while being in stores and looking at clothing that would not fit me. It made me feel “fat” and “unattractive” and “less important”.

 

This is why I am starting with this piece. The PGA Show is around the corner and I am looking on the site to see what items I can view. There are so many but at the same time there is not enough. I say not enough because while there are many golf apparel companies out there, there are not enough to cater to what I like to call “The Real Woman”. A lot of these companies cater to size 00 to maybe a size 10, 12 at the largest. That is hardly realistic nowadays. There are many women out there that are bigger and
can’t get their clothes. I am one such person, I saw a few really nice apparel companies that I was interested in going to see but I decided I was not going to go to their booth.

 

Why you ask? Simple, part of my goal with being a part of this blog is not only to take pictures and videos but to also contribute. I cannot contribute an opinion on something that I am too big to try on. There are many women out there that are smaller and can try a larger variety of clothing but why should I contribute to what I personally feel is a discriminatory line. I want to be able to contribute to women like myself not a size 00. Why should larger people have to wear “unattractive” outfits just because they are bigger?

 

Why do I not exercise outside of my house? Because I am embarrassed and afraid. I am afraid of being judged and having those companies, people etc. looking at me and saying “Oh my goodness” look at the size of her. I’ve heard this too many times where I am afraid to go out and try something new, I’m afraid to try and play golf because I am afraid of the judgement and the ugly outfits that bigger people are forced to wear. If we can look good maybe we can feel good. People need to stop judging us, bigger or
smaller and just judge us as an individual not a size. I can personally say that I know what it is like on both sides of the fence even though I now hear “you are too fat” I also used to hear “you are too skinny, it looks unhealthy”

 

Like I said earlier…… Just my opinion.

 

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