January 8, 2016

The GRAA at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show

The Golf Range Association of America will be attending the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show (Booth #2615) on January 27-29 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, will be participating in the PGA Show Demo Day on Tuesday, January 26 at Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge, and will also be hosting a Networking Breakfast on January 28.

At PGA Show Demo Day, the GRAA Pavilion will be located on Lower Tee Box 2. PGA Professionals, range operators and industry professionals are invited to visit the GRAA Pavilion for networking opportunities throughout the day as the following high-profile professionals have committed to spending time with the GRAA:

  • Kathy Glidersleeve-Jensen, 2014 PGA Teacher of the Year
  • Lou Guzzi, 2013 PGA Teacher of the Year
  • Mike Malaska, 2011 PGA Teacher of the Year
  • Rick Kline, 2013 PGA Merchandiser of the Year for Public Facilities
  • Nicole Weller, 2013 PGA Youth Player Development Award winner
  • Ralph Landrum, 2014 PGA Player Development Award winner
  • Michael Haywood, former PGA of America Board member and Southwest PGA Honoary President

The GRAA will also be running a Closest to the Hole Challenge, presented by Ernest Sports, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the GRAA Pavilion on Lower Tee Box 2.

In partnership with some of our friends, the GRAA will also be handing out giveaways including:

  • GRAA hats by Pukka
  • GRAA tees by Champ
  • GRAA grips by Champ
  • Samples from Ghost Tape

The GRAA will also be on the PGA Show floor in the Orange County Convention Center, located in Booth #2615 on January 27-29. Twenty-fifteen GRAA Top 50 award winners are invited to come by the booth at any time during the PGA Show to pick up their award, a piece of crystal from Sterling Cut Glass.

The inaugural GRAA Networking Breakfast at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show will take place on Thursday, January 28, 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center, meeting room W109A from 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. The GRAA Networking Breakfast is presented by PGA Magazine Group, Coastal Netting Systems, Ernest Sports and Tex-Net.

GRAA award winners and PGA Professionals Larry Dornisch, Lou Guzzi, Michael Haywood and Joel Weitz will lead brief presentations about how they are improving their practice facility environment. In addition, great networking opportunities with GRAA award winners, supporters and guests including: Bob Beach, Elizabeth Granahan, Kathy Gildersleeve-Jensen, Shawn Humphries, Hank Johnson, Rick Kline, Ralph Landrum, Will Reilly, Susan Roll, Adam Smith, Deb Vangellow and Kevin Weeks, among many other leading industry professionals.

Twenty-fifteen GRAA award winners will also have the opportunity to pick up their award crystals, provided by Sterling Cut Glass, at this event.


Space to attend this GRAA Networking Breakfast is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please follow the ‘Register Now’ link below.