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July 12, 2016

New PGA Secretary Candidates Campaign Events Added to the 2016 PGA Fashion & Demo Experience Schedule

PGA Members will have the opportunity to attend two exclusive events to meet and learn more about the 2016 PGA Secretary candidates during the PGA Fashion & Demo Experience, Aug. 15-17, 2016, in Las Vegas. Candidates Russ Libby, Rick Murphy and Jim Richerson will share their platforms and address membership questions in a PGA Candidates Forum on Tuesday, Aug. 16, as well as in a Coffee with the Candidates event on Wed., Aug. 17.

“Because the PGA Fashion & Demo Experience is the second-largest gathering of PGA Professionals each year, it is a prime opportunity for PGA members to learn more about PGA secretary candidates as we approach this Fall’s biennial election,” said PGA Vice President Paul Levy. “Through participation in the live forum and the more informal meet and greet on the Show floor, PGA members can be well informed about where our candidates for Secretary stand on issues that are important to our entire membership.”

The formal election for PGA Secretary will occur during the PGA Annual Meeting in New York City this November. Learn more about the candidates:

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PGA Candidates Forum

Moderated by PGA Vice President Paul Levy

Tues., Aug.16

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Venetian Conference Center, Level 4, Marcello 4402-4504

Coffee with the Candidates

Wed., Aug. 178:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

PGA Show Floor, Venetian Palazzo Ballroom, PGA of America Member Business Center, Booth #1129

PGA Professionals will receive 1 MSR credit for attending the PGA Candidates Forum on Tuesday, Aug. 16.  More than 20 MSR credits are available to PGA Professionals through participation in various PGA Fashion & Demo Experience programs.

2016 PGA Fashion & Demo Experience 

The PGA Fashion & Demo Experience, Aug. 15-17, 2016, in Las Vegas, is a golf merchandising, product testing and professional education event, exclusively for golf industry professionals and golf lifestyle apparel retailers, presented in a modern, sophisticated setting and organized by the PGA of America and PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions. In addition to product presentations by more than 200 companies and brands, the annual industry event features a Pro-Pro Tournament, PGA Outdoor Demo Experience, Fashion Show, Industry Reception and Education Conference. Event details and registration are available at PGALasVegas.com.

About the PGA of America

Celebrating its Centennial, the PGA of America represents the very best in golf. For more information about the PGA of America, visit PGA.org, follow @PGAofAmerica on Twitter, and find us on Facebook.

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Contacts:

PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions/Media:  Sherry Major, (716) 662-3855, smajor@reedexpo.com

PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions/Exhibitor:  Alex Goodman, (203) 840-5641, agoodman@reedexpo.com

PGA of America/Media: Michael Abramowitz, (561) 624-8458, mabramowitz@pgahq.com