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December 16, 2013

Early Registration Savings Deadline for PGA Merchandise Show Education Conference

Early registration savings for the PGA Merchandise Show Education Conference are available to industry professionals through December 19, 2013, at www.PGAShow.com. New education opportunities across multiple platforms are available to PGA Professionals and industry executives attending the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show, January 21-24, in Orlando, Fla.

· Instructional Workshops at the PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day Five of the industry’s most prominent golf instructors – PGA Professionals David Leadbetter, Mike Malaska, Stan Utley and Suzy Whaley, and renowned LPGA teaching professional Dana Rader – will provide hands-on skill instruction during one-hour sessions at the teaching pavilion of the Orange County National Golf Center, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, during the PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day. PGA Professionals receive 1 MSR credit in the PGA Education category per session. Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis due to a limited capacity venue. The workshops are sponsored by Orange Whip Trainer.

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Additionally, a condensed FlightScope® Academy program will be held in conjunction with the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show Outdoor Demo Day, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at the Tooth Course of Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge.

· Featured Exclusive-Content, High-Profile Sessions
The new “exclusive content” sessions of the PGA Education Conference, Jan. 22-24, will feature the industry’s most respected subject-matter experts presenting a series of seminars on topics to immediately impact successful golf business operations within classrooms of the Orange County Convention Center. Exclusive content sessions will be offered by the Disney Institute, Turner Sports, the Titleist Performance Institute, plus special sessions featuring Cameron McCormick, PGA, and Tony Jacklin, CBE.

· PGA & AGM Education Seminars
Many of golf’s most respected subject matter experts and industry leaders will present in-depth 60-minute seminars, Jan. 22-24, on teaching & coaching, leadership, player development and retailing within classrooms of the Orange County Convention Center. Spotlight sessions include leadership seminars by Troon Golf and Billy Casper Golf; teaching & coaching seminars by PGA Professionals Mike Malaska, Mike Bender and Cheryl Anderson; player development seminars by Todd Sones, PGA, Donna Fidorowitz and Retail Tribe; and retailing seminars by AGM instructors Sheryl Bindelglass and Tracy Moffatt.

· PGA Show Education Conference Networking Reception
PGA Golf Exhibitions will host the first PGA Show Education Conference Networking Reception on Thursday, Jan. 23, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Orange County Convention Center. Kraig Kann, LPGA Chief Communications officer, will be the special guest speaker for the event. Full Conference pass holders receive complimentary access; PGA Show registrants without an education conference full pass may attend the reception for a fee of $25.

Registration – Online, Early Savings & Single Sessions
Registration for all PGA Merchandise Show educational offerings, including the new Conference Networking Reception, is available online at www.PGAShow.com. Early savings are available for registration made through Dec. 19, 2013, and, for the first time, single session registration is available in addition to single day and full conference. For special assistance with education registration, please contact Diana Press at 1-800-363-3631 or email dpress@reedexpo.com

About the PGA Merchandise Show

The 61st PGA Merchandise Show, held January 21-24, 2014, in Orlando, Fla., 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 Merchandise Show features a new day pattern in 2014 with the PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day, the world’s largest professional golf testing event, held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Orange County National Golf Center. During PGA Show days, Wednesday – Friday, Jan. 22-24, 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 new hours of the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show are: Wednesday and Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The PGA Merchandise Show is organized in partnership with The PGA of America as a trade-only event. Learn more about the event at www.PGAShow.com.

Media Contacts:
PGA Merchandise Show: Sherry Major, (716) 662-3855, smajor@reedexpo.com