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December 14, 2017

Latest Equipment, Technology and Accessories, Plus Top Instructors, Highlight 2018 PGA Show Demo Day, January 23, in Orlando

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida — An exclusive preview and hands-on testing of the latest golf equipment, technology, training aids and accessories will be featured at the 16th Annual PGA Show Demo Day, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. 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, at the 42-acre Orange County National Golf Center practice facility (OCN), in Winter Garden, Florida. Throughout the day, golf teachers also will be able to learn from the best in their field at multiple range-side workshops focusing on golf instruction and fitness.

“Hands-on testing of the newest golf gear at the PGA Show Demo Day is a perfect way to begin a busy PGA Merchandise Show Week,” said PGA Golf Exhibitions Event Director Marc Simon. “A packed schedule of manufacturer events and demonstrations, along with PGA TOUR and LPGA TOUR player appearances, plus workshops by top teachers, promises to energize PGA Professionals and industry leaders for PGA Show Week and the 2018 golf season.”

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, 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 Outdoor Demo Day.

 
Top Golf Brands Participating
The 2018 PGA Show Demo Day will feature more than 100 top golf equipment, training aids, performance wear and golf accessory companies within more than 200 hitting bays, practice greens and the vendor village at OCN.

Current participating companies (updated regularly at PGAShow.com) are:

Aerotech Golf   Graphite Design/ Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts   Range Cart
AfterShokz   HONMA Golf   SKECHERS
Allied Powers LLC   Incrediwear   SKIN Sunscreen
Big Max Golf USA Inc   INPUTT   Southern Tide
Blast Motion   Insane Impact   Srixon/Cleveland Golf/XXIO
BodiTrak Sports   International Clubmakers Guild   SuperSpeed Golf, LLC
Bushnell Golf   Knuth Golf   SuperStroke Tigershark
Caddytrek   Lifeaid Beverage Co.   Swing Science LLC
Callaway Golf   Links Choice   TaylorMade Golf
Camelbak   Lowell Zane Sites Innovative Technology   The Golf Swing Shirt
Caruca   Lynx Golf   The Perfect Putter LLC
Certifresh Cigar   Maui Jim Inc   The Putting Stroke Teacher
Clicgear USA   MCA Golf Inc   Titleist
Cobra Puma Golf   MGI Golf   Toptracer
Da Vinci Sports   Nikon Inc.   ToughLie 360
Ernest Sports   Nippon Shaft   Tour Edge Golf
Fiberbuilt Manufacturing Inc   o2 Tampa   TPI
FlightScope   Oban Composites   TPK Inc
FootJoy   Orange Whip Trainer   TPT Golf
Foresight Sports   Padcaster   True Spec Golf
FST Shafts   Par Aide   US Kids Golf LLC
Fujikura Composites America Inc   Phat Scooters, LLC   Vertical Groove Golf
Game Your Game, Inc   PING   VPAR, Inc.
Garmin USA   Pitch Fix USA   Weatherman Umbrella
Gohemian   Popticals   Wilson Golf
Golf Pride Grips/Eaton Corp   Power Tee   Wittek Golf Supply
Golf Range Association of America   PrideSports   Yamaha Golf & MU Sports
Golf Stix   Pros Players Turf LLC   Yamaha Golf-Car Company
GolfBoard   Pukka Inc   Yonex Corp
Golfzon. Co. Ltd   QUICK-UP GOLF RANGE    
 
Outdoor Instructional Workshops
Hands-on instructional workshops return to PGA Show Demo Day at a range-side classroom of OCN, beginning at 10 a.m., and running through 4 p.m. The workshops are part of a comprehensive PGA Show Education Conference. Single-session, single-day, full-conference and a new 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, multiple same-facility registrations and for PGA Assistant Professionals are available at PGAShow2018.com/EducationPricing.
   
Normal Body Swing Connections
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Dave Phillips, PGA, Co-Founder, TPI; Lance Gill, TPI/Life Fitness, CSFA, Lance Gill Performance Inc.
   
Junior Golf: Building a Physical and Technical Foundation for Overall Golf Development
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    David Donatucci, M.Ed. C.S.C.S. Owner, Florida Institute of Performance; Sean Hogan, Master Instructor, David Leadbetter Golf; Brett Meyer, Certified Instructor, David Leadbetter Golf
   
How Important is Being in Shape to Play Golf? What are the Most Important Exercises to do?
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Mike Malaska, PGA, 2011 PGA National Teacher of the Year, GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Clubs, Golf Digest 50 Greatest Teachers & Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teacher
   
Pelvic Powerhouse — Considerations of the Pelvis in the Modern Day Golf Swing
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Lance Gill, TPI/Life Fitness, CSFA, Lance Gill Performance Inc.; Michael Blackburn, PGA, Blackburn Golf Academy
 
The PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day is produced by PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions and PGA Magazine and presented by Fujikura, Insane Impact,Toptracer, ToughLie 360, Wittek Golf Supply and Yamaha Golf Car Company. Exclusive product partners include Pride Sports (Tees), FlightScope (Registration Tent Sponsor), Pukka Inc (Headwear) and Under Armour (Apparel Partner).
 
 
About the PGA Merchandise Show
The 65th PGA Merchandise Show, held Jan. 23-26, 2018, 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 MAJOR of Golf Business. The PGA Show Demo Day, the world’s largest professional golf testing event, will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Orange County National Golf Center. During PGA Show days, Jan. 24-26, 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.

Attendance at the 65th PGA Merchandise Show is restricted to PGA Professionals and golf industry personnel. Attendance and registration guidelines are available at PGAShow2018.com/guidelines. There is no registration fee for qualified golf industry professionals through Dec.13. Beginning Dec.14, PGA Professionals and Allied Association members can continue to register at no charge, while other industry personnel will incur a $35 registration processing fee through Jan. 23, 2018; and a $175 fee at the PGA Show through Jan. 26, 2018.