January 9, 2014

Popular Golf Inventor’s Spotlight Pavilion Retuns to the PGA Merchandise Show

Inventors of new golf training or teaching aids, accessories and equipment will be able to gauge the interest of some 40,000 attending PGA Professionals and golf industry leaders from around the world when the popular Inventor’s Spotlight Pavilion returns to the PGA Merchandise Show, January 22-24, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.


Organized in partnership with the United Inventors Association (UIA), the Inventor’s Spotlight pavilion on the PGA Show floor will showcase golf inventions not yet available at retail. During the PGA Merchandise Show, the United Inventors Association will review inventions and award top inventors with one of three awards – Best Overall Product, Best Marketing Concept and Best Innovation – on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 2:30 p.m.  Judging will be conducted by UIA experts, who will be in attendance throughout the PGA Show to answer inventor questions associated with taking an idea to the development, patenting, production and golf-distribution stage.


“The Inventor’s Spotlight area at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show has become a popular destination on the Show floor and offers a valuable opportunity for inventors to showcase their most intriguing golf inventions to industry influencers and product development experts,” said PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions Senior Vice President  Ed Several.  “In working with the United Inventors Association, we are pleased to provide worthy inventions with an opportunity to develop from the conceptual stage to the commercial, ready-for-production and sales stage.”


About the United Inventors Association

The United Inventors Association is the largest non-profit in the U.S. dedicated to inventors, with 15,000 members and almost 100 affiliated local inventor clubs spread across the country. The mission of the organization is to provide independent inventors with education, access and advocacy.


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




PGA Merchandise Show:  Sherry Major, (716) 662-3855,