PGA Professionals and golf retailers from around the world will attend the 13th PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, to test all the newest tools of the trade, discuss the latest advancements in technology directly with club designers and learn from many of golf’s leading instructors at the 42-acre premier practice facility of the Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge (OCN), in Winter Garden, Fla.
Thousands of PGA Professionals and invited golf retailers will preview the newest equipment, training aids and accessories from more than 100 top golf companies to create the world’s largest professional demo event. Additionally, golf teachers will be able to learn from the best in their field when PGA Professionals Mike Malaska and Stan Utley, PGA/LPGA Professional Nancy Quarcelino, renowned instructor Dr. Jim Suttie and sports medicine expert Dr. Tom LaFountain present one-hour outdoor golf instructional workshops directly on the range of OCN.
“The PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day has evolved into a must-attend event as a prelude to the three busiest days of golf business at the PGA Merchandise Show,” said PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions Senior Vice President and General Manager Ed Several. “PGA Professionals and golf retailers enjoy the opportunity to personally test outdoors, in actual golf conditions, all the latest advancements in equipment, training aids and accessories that will help their members and customers better enjoy the game. They can do so while interacting with the biggest brands in golf that help drive their business.”
13th PGA Merchandise Show Outdoor Demo Day
The PGA Merchandise Show Outdoor Demo Day, exclusive to PGA Professionals, invited golf retailers and media, will feature more than 100 top golf equipment, training aids, performance wear and golf accessory companies within 200+ hitting bays, practice greens and the vendor village of the 42-acre practice facility of Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge.
|Current participating companies (updated regularly at pgashow.com) are:|
|aboutGolf||Leupold & Stevens|
|Adams Golf||LSD Golf Clubs|
|AmazingCre USA||Matrix Composite Corporation|
|Axis 1||MGI Golf|
|Ben Hogan Golf Equipment||Mizuno USA, Inc.|
|Big Max Golf USA, Inc.||MLA Golf Ltd.|
|Bio Mech Golf||MRC Golf, Inc.|
|Bob Gishi Putters||National Car Rental|
|Bobby Jones||Nike Golf|
|Bridgestone Golf, Inc.||Nippon Shaft|
|Bushnell Golf||Oakley, Inc.|
|Callaway Golf Company||Oban Composites|
|Cheesebrough Wooden Accessories||Odyssey|
|Clicgear USA||Players Turf|
|Cobra Puma Golf||Point N Putt PTY LTD T/A P N P Golf|
|Deca International dba GolfBuddy||Pukka, Inc.|
|Dreamliner Golf||PURE Grips|
|Easy Picker Golf Products||The Putting Stroke Teacher|
|Epson America||Range Cart|
|Ernest Sports||Ray Cook Golf|
|Evolve Golf||RIFE Golf|
|Excel Golf Products Inc Zero Friction||Salmon Golf|
|Fiberbuilt Manufacturing, Inc.||Scan 4 Beer|
|FlightScope Academy||Stewart Golf|
|FootJoy||Switch Grips International|
|Foresight Sports||Synthetic Turf International, LLC|
|FOURTEEN GOLF||TaylorMade Golf Company|
|Fujikara Composites America, Inc.||The Glukos Company|
|Garmatex Technologies||The Golf Channel|
|Garmin USA||The Golf Swing Shirt|
|Golf Pride Grips||The Perfect Putter LLC|
|GolfSwing.com||Tour Edge Golf|
|GRAA||TRI Great USA|
|Graphite Design International/Pro’s Choice Golf||True Temper Sports, Inc.|
|Great Shot Golf||Tru-Roll Putters|
|HONMA Golf||US Kids Golf, LLC|
|International Clubmakers Guild||UST Mamiya|
|Ion Camera||Vega Golf|
|Knuth Golf||Wilson Golf|
|LaGila Sports, LLC||Yamaha Golf-Car Company|
Thousands of PGA Professionals, retailers and media traditionally attend the PGA Show Demo Day’s packed schedule of manufacturer special events and demonstrations, plus PGA Tour and LPGA player appearances. The PGA Show Demo Day is open exclusively to registered PGA Professionals and media from 9:00 a.m. to noon with invited golf industry professionals joining the event until closing at 5:00 p.m.
Complimentary Shuttles will run from Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) to OCN every 20 minutes, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Shuttle transportation is strongly encouraged as parking is restricted. Vehicles without a parking pass will be directed to the auxiliary OCN parking lot. The last shuttle buses departing OCN for OCCC will be at 6:00 p.m.
The PGA Show Demo Day, organized by PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions and PGA Magazine, is presented by True Temper and Yamaha. Exclusive event sponsors include Champ (tee), Pukka Headwear (hat), True Temper (shaft),FlightScope (registration tent sponsor), Yamaha (golf cart), Sunice (outerwear) and Garmatex Technologies (shuttle bus). Great Shot Golf is a PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day special contest sponsor, hosting the Great Shot Million Dollar Shoot-out for attending industry professionals. PGA Professionals will receive 4 MSR Total credits for participating in Outdoor Demo Day.
Instructional Workshops at the PGA Show Demo Day
PGA Professionals Mike Malaska and Stan Utley, PGA/LPGA Professional Nancy Quarcelino, renowned instructor Dr. Jim Suttie and sports medicine expert Dr. Tom LaFountain will provide hands-on golf skill instruction during one-hour sessions at the teaching pavilion of the Orange County National Golf Center, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, during the PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day. PGA Professionals receive 1 MSR credit in the PGA Education category per session. Registration is available at pgashow.com on a first-come, first-served basis due to a limited capacity venue.
2015 Instructional Workshops Schedule:
10:00–11:00 a.m. – Dr. Tom LaFountain, Swing Faults and Body Posture – A Significant Relationship
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. – Nancy Quarcelino, PGA/LPGA, Teaching Philosophies – What Really Works
1:00–2:00 p.m. – Mike Malaska, PGA, The Benefits and Downfalls of Technology and Teaching Aids
2:30–3:30 p.m. – Stan Utley, PGA, Chipping it Close – Understanding the Club Face, Hands, Body Relationship
4:00–5:00 p.m. – Dr. Jim Suttie, Golf Improvement Techniques
Registration is now available at pgashow.com with early registration savings through Dec. 15, 2014. Due to the limited capacity venue, registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee for individual workshops is $95 through Dec. 15, and $125 after Dec. 15. PGA Professionals receive 1 MSR credit in the PGA Education category per session.
FlightScope® Academy at the PGA Show Demo Day
A condensed FlightScope® Academy program will be held in conjunction with the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show Outdoor Demo Day, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., at the Tooth Course of Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge. All attendees will be Certified FlightScope® Professionals after the completion of the course and an online exam. PGA Professionals will receive 5 MSR credits (PGA Required). Registration is available at pgashow.com. The registration fee with the purchase of PGA Education (excluding Instructional Workshops taking place also on Jan. 20) is $250. The Academy-only registration fee, without the purchase of PGA Education Jan. 21-23, is $350.