Hey everyone!!! Greetings from a very tropical Until The Next Tee “nervecentre”. My “golffice” is running at a steady 80+ Fahrenheit and is complete with native flora, like you’d see in Orlando. Not to mention, I do have a ETC here too! If you haven’t been to the PGA Show, the ETC or Equipment Test Centre is located at one end of the Orange County Convention Center on the show floor. A place to test new equipment or make putts in the case of their putting green.
So, I guess you could say that I’m simulating the 2021 PGA Show quite well. It’s all about adapting right?
For a Tuesday recap, there really wasn’t much in the way of reporting. Due to unforeseen circumstances and an unexpected trip to the emergency department I wasn’t able to hold meetings. To all of the viewers looking for some content from that day I apologize. To all of the exhibitors that I had appointments with, I ‘m sorry.
Wednesday was a different day. I was still feeling the effects of the night before, but I held meetings and got through them all. Typically, Wednesday is the first day of the show as Demo Day take place Tuesday.
I had several appointments including meetings with apparel companies like Waggle Golf, Original Penguin, and Callaway Golf Apparel. From cool prints involving wildlife (Waggle Golf) to fun prints and bold colour stories. Golf apparel trends for 2021 definitely include fun and bold.
Golf accessories played a part today too. Practical, ease of use, and inexpensive rule the day. I really foresee items like Towel Tag, Clean Flight Golf (a personal golf ball washer) making headway in the industry. Especially when it comes to presents for Mother’s and Father’s Day respectively or Christmas. Handy, practical gifts or items to buy for yourself.
Lastly, golf gifts come in all shapes, size and quality. But, the quality of gifts available from In The Sand Golf are amazing. Licensed gifts from the Open and so much more. The owner (Mary Whitworth) is a great conversation and I look forward to working with her more in the future.
Stay tuned for more coverage from the 2021 PGA Merchandise Show.
Until The Next Tee!!