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December 13, 2018

2019 PGA Show Demo Day Features Latest Equipment, Technology and Accessories Plus Top Instructors, Jan. 22, in Orlando

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.”

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).

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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Media Contacts:

PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions/Media:  Sherry Major, (716) 662-3855, smajor@reedexpo.com
PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions/Exhibitor:  Mike Choma, (203) 840-5356, mchoma@reedexpo.com
PGA of America/Media: Michael Abramowitz, (561) 624-8458, mabramowitz@pgahq.com