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.

 

Until The Next Tee!!

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