67th PGA Merchandise Show Hosts Golf’s Top Brands at the Annual ‘MAJOR of Golf Business’ in Orlando, Jan. 21-24, 2020

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (December 5, 2019) – Golf’s top companies and market-leading brands are making plans to showcase their newest innovations in equipment, technology, fashion, accessories, training aids and golf-related services to PGA Professionals, golf retailers and influential industry leaders from around the world at the 67th PGA Merchandise Show, the MAJOR of Golf Business, in Orlando, Jan. 21-24, 2020.

The 2020 PGA Merchandise Show will host some 1,000 golf companies and brands within 1 million square feet of interactive exhibit, demonstration and meeting space of the Orange County Convention Center West Concourse Exhibit Hall. Nearly 40,000 industry professionals representing all 50 U.S. states and nearly 90 countries typically attend the annual PGA Merchandise Show, creating the world’s largest business-to-business golf event.

Key equipment brands such as Bridgestone, Callaway Golf, Cobra Golf, Mizuno, PING, Srixon/Cleveland Golf, Titleist and Wilson will showcase their newest equipment and technology at the PGA Merchandise Show. Golf lifestyle apparel and accessories are also well represented, with companies such as adidas Golf, AHEAD, Antigua, Bobby Jones Apparel, Callaway Apparel, Cutter & Buck, Dunning, FootJoy, Greg Norman Collection, Peter Millar, Polo Ralph Lauren, PUMA Golf, Summit Brands (B. Draddy, Fairway & Greene, EP NY, Zero Restriction), Travis Mathew and Under Armour anchoring the PGA Merchandise Show apparel section. A directory of exhibiting companies is updated regularly at PGAShow.com.

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“The PGA Merchandise Show will feature the very best names in golf, from market leaders and established golf manufacturers to service and accessory providers, as well as inventive start-up companies, creating an unparalleled marketplace of the newest innovations to improve the golf experience,” said PGA Golf Exhibitions Event Vice President Marc Simon. “Additionally, a full PGA Show Week of education, merchandising, business and peer networking programs offers numerous opportunities for attendees to advance careers and drive industry business.”

The 2020 PGA Show Week will begin with the NGCOA’s Golf Business Conference (Jan. 20–22), the AGM Retail Conference (Jan. 21) and the PGA Show Education Conference (Jan. 21–24) at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). The 18th Annual PGA Show Demo Day will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Orange County National Golf Center. PGA Merchandise Show exhibits, demonstrations, presentations and special events will fill out the industry calendar Wednesday – Friday, Jan. 22–24, at the Convention Center. Additionally, the Racquet and Paddle Sports Show, a trade event for the tennis, racquet and paddle sports industry, will be co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 22–24, in the Convention Center (West Halls E/F).

The PGA Merchandise Show, “the MAJOR of Golf Business,” is organized in partnership with the PGA of America and is a trade-only event, not open to the public. Attendance is restricted to PGA Professionals and golf industry personnel. Attendance and registration guidelines are available at PGAShow2020.com/Attendance.

Learn more at PGAShow.com.

New SALTWATER Collection from PUMA Golf

Today PUMA Golf is releasing its new SALTWATER COLLECTION, part if it’s SS’20 lineup.

The Saltwater Collection, released this week in conjunction with the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, is part of PUMA’s Game That Travels collection (more information on the entire assortment of apparel, footwear and accessories to be shared shortly), which is inspired by key aspects of some of the most desirable locations that Rickie Fowler, Bryson DeChambeau and Gary Woodland visit each week on the PGA Tour. The Saltwater Collection highlights some of the most sought-after tourist attractions in the Bahamas – swimming with sharks, stingrays, and turtles.

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Key pieces in the collection include:

The Slow Play Polo – featuring a fun, repeating golfing turtle pattern that is sure to be the highlight of your resort vacation. FusionYarn Flex fabric, a crafted blend of performance and natural fibers deliver the perfect fusion of everyday comfort and on-course performance, makes this polo a must-wear for your next golf round.

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The Slow Play Tee – utilizing a fun tie-dyed pattern with a three golfing turtle screen print across the chest, you won’t want to forget this Slow Play Tee as you head out for your next golf vacation.

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The Predators Polo – featuring a unique ocean-inspired pattern, incorporating stingrays and sharks, for a fun, all-over print that will have you turning heads as you make your way to the 1st tee.

P Snapback Cap – a little added flair to the popular P 110 Snapback.

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IGNITE NXT Lace Shoes – part of the popular NXT footwear range from PUMA. Designed for comfort and style off course and performance on the course.

All pieces linked here: https://www.cobragolf.com/pumagolf/saltwater

 

Look for Rickie, Bryson and Gary to pieces from this collection at this weeks’ Hero World Challenge.

 

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2019 PGA Show -“Best of The Rest” Nominations

With the 2019 PGA Show Equipment Edition Teezy Awards in the books, it’s time to focus on the “Best of the Rest”. These are products ranging from apparel to footwear and everything else in between. Of course, for the most part, these are awards that aren’t given points for performance but what I look at are things like style, price point and even in some cases backstories. How did a company come to be, what drove them to get involved in the industry.

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Here are the nominees.

 

Top Men’s Apparel

  1. Swannies
  2. Original Penguin
  3. Columbia Sportswear
  4. Bald Head Blues
  5. AndersonOrd

 

Top Women’s Apparel

  1. Jane 1530
  2. Golftini
  3. Katherine Way
  4. StarBorn Skirts
  5. MotherPutter

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Top Accessories

  1. Beltology
  2. Zero Friction
  3. Oliver Miller
  4. C4 Belts
  5. Evolve Golf

 

Top Electronics (including Rangefinders and GPS)

  1. aboutGolf
  2. GolfBuddy
  3. ScoreBand
  4. Optishokz
  5. Guided Knowledge

 

Top Footwear

  1. TRUE Linkswear
  2. Skecher’s Performance
  3. Jack Grace USA
  4. New Balance Golf
  5. PUMA Golf

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Top Training Aids

  1. Acu-Strike
  2. Total Golf-Trainer
  3. Colour Path Golf
  4. Power Package Golf
  5. PuttOUT

 

Top Health and Wellness

  1. Bobo’s
  2. 1st Tee Nutrition Bars
  3. HempMe
  4. Iso-Sport
  5. Gelliflex

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Top New Product

The winner had already been decided on Friday that the show ended.

 

Until The Next Tee!!

#FightAndGrind #SeeUOnTheNextTee

 

 

New Innovations and Game-Changing Offerings To be Highlighted By Cobra Puma Golf

Being one of the industries biggest movers and shakers over the last several years Cobra Puma Golf continues to be on the rise. From the industry’s first CNC Milled driver face (F8/F8+) and the advent of Cobra Connect by Arccos. To the fashion-forward fabrications of material like the ALTERKNIT, EVOKNIT and FUSIONYARN Flex used by Puma Golf the brand isn’t afraid of innovation and quite frankly are the innovators in the industry.

Cobra Puma Golf is stepping up their presence at the 2019 PGA Show. In 2019, Cobra Puma Golf will have a stronger show and floor presence. The perfect venue to showcase their 2019 range of products. Some of their products have already need success in professional golf tours around the world before the calendar has even switched to 2019. The upcoming season looks very promising for Cobra Puma Golf.

For more details on the presence of Cobra Puma Golf at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show please see the press release below.

 

Cobra Puma Golf To Have Greater Floor Presence

Carlsbad, Calif. (November 28, 2018) – COBRA PUMA GOLF, a leading manufacturer of golf equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories, today announced its plans for the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show, held January 22-25 in Orlando, Fl., with a larger presence than ever before at booth #273, adjacent to the Equipment Test Center on the PGA Show Floor at the Orange County Convention Center.

At the 2019 Merchandise Show, COBRA Golf will showcase its latest offerings including the new KING F9 family, featuring SPEEDBACKTM Technology, a revolutionary advancement in aerodynamics and low center-of-gravity. For the first time in the metal woods category, the SPEEDBACK TM family of woods achieves true optimization of aerodynamics and a low CG, delivering the longest and fastest COBRA driver and fairways. The KING F9 irons and hybrids (in both variable and ONE Length configurations), also incorporate SPEEDBACK TM Technology providing the optimal combination CG and high moment of inertia to deliver maximum power, stability and accuracy.  All of COBRA’s 2019 offerings utilize COBRA CONNECT technology featuring electronically enabled grips that work in conjunction with the Arccos Caddie app to give users the ability to track their stats and improve their game.

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On the PUMA side, the brand will display its Autumn Winter 2019 apparel and accessories collection for men, women and juniors, highlighted by innovative designs and fabrications including ALTERKNIT, EVOKNIT and FUSIONYARN Flex. The brand will also highlight its NXT Generation of footwear, perfect for on and off course wear, and the celebrated, Tour-proven IGNITE PWRADAPT family.

“The PGA Merchandise Show is an important industry event that connects our brands to a large, global golf audience of PGA Professionals, influential retailers and key partners,” said Dan Ladd, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “This year we are expanding our footprint and presence at the PGA Show furthering our support of the PGA of America, the PGA Professionals inattendance, and utilizing the increased space to showcase the cutting-edge innovations from COBRA and PUMA.”

“COBRA PUMA Golf is a key influencer in the global golf marketplace and we are eager for PGA Show attendees to experience their latest offerings in their new space on the PGA Show Floor and on the range at PGA Show Demo Day, as well as the excitement and energy they bring to their activations,” said PGA Golf Exhibitions Event Vice President Marc Simon.  “The opportunity to also meet with company leadership during PGA Show Week is important to attending industry professionals and helps to advance the business and growth of golf.”

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During the PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge in Orlando, the brand will host the COBRA PUMA GOLF Experience at Tee #8. Attendees will be able to test, for the first time, COBRA Golf’s 2019 product, including the KING F9 SPEEDBACK family. From Wednesday, Jan. 23 to Friday, Jan. 25, COBRA PUMA GOLF will be set up at Booth #273 on the PGA Merchandise Show floor, held inside the Orange County Convention Center. The COBRA PUMA GOLF booth will be adjacent to the Equipment Test Center, where Show visitors will be able test COBRA’s new line up at the indoor range.

A number of COBRA PUMA GOLF athletes and ambassadors will be on hand throughout the show, more details to follow.

Until The Next Tee!!

#SeeUOnTheNextTee #FightAndGrind

To Tuck Or Not To Tuck

Golf fashion as really changed over the years as we know. Tweed jackets, cotton polos, pique polos and on it goes. Last year, Puma Golf revealed “joggers” to the golf industry and the golf world was in shock when Rickie Fowler wore them on Tour. It was a different look. Bold and on the edge which is why I sort of liked them. Now as far as the footwear needed to pull off such a look your classic saddle shoes need not apply which is why the high cuts that he wore were the perfect exclamation mark on the look.

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As the 2018 PGA Tour season kicked off yesterday in Maui at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Maui… while I’ve never been there several things come to mind. Tropical vegetation, volcanoes, surfing, sea turtles and Hawaiian shirts. Well Puma Golf and Rickie were at it again testing the waters and stretching the limits of the golf community and golf fashion. Rickie looked very casual out there waltzing around The Plantation Course with his Hawaiian shirt untucked (as they’re supposed to be). The products that he was wearing was part of the new Aloha Collection by Puma Golf.

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Initially, my thoughts were “Damn, I don’t like that it’s so sloppy looking”. As I sit and reflect on my knee-jerk reaction it was like having an itchy trigger finger. I was so quick to pass judgement without thinking about it. I didn’t like it and thought that it was out of place in a place (on Tour) where the product is always so “spit-polished”. Neat and tidy! But then I thought Hawaii and golf is supposed to be a game of leisure. One that is casual, laid-back and relaxing. Essentially, everything that I picture Hawaii to be in my mind.  Why shouldn’t he be able to wear his shirt untucked? Moreover, just because I’ve been schooled to wear trousers doesn’t mean that it’s the only and right way to approach things.

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Heck, there was a time before this past season where I wouldn’t even practice without wearing “proper” golf attire. The reason was as stupid as it was superstitious. I had a bad session or two and blamed it on not feeling like a golfer. It changed last year and I practiced in t-shirts and shorts and liked the comfort of the very casual look.

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Is tucked right or wrong? Honestly, who cares?! If it means the difference between an individual going golfing or not… let them untuck and enjoy the game. The game to draw more golfers has to stop being so “spit-polished” and uppity. A stigma that has hurt the game for decades. If it means having more Hawaiian shorts or otherwise out on golf courses then so be it. Tuck or untuck? Choose to do what you choose. No matter what there’ll always be skeptics because opinions are like farts… everyone has one.

Until The Next Tee!