Navigating the PGA Show
Every year, about 40,000 PGA Members, Golf Industry Professionals and media associates descend on the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando for the PGA Merchandise Show. With all 50 states and about 80 countries represented, it’s no surprise why the PGA Merchandise Show is the golf industry’s most popular event year in and year out. At the show you can expect to see roughly one-thousand vendors unveiling their latest products and services before being released to the public; and yes… that includes golf clubs. In fact, one entire side of the convention center is transformed into a driving range so that we can actually take some swings with the new equipment.
Golf Life Navigators is headed up (yes, up) to Orlando for the PGA Merchandise Show this week and we’re pretty excited to say the least. Here are some of the vendors and products we’re eager to see that may also interest you:
#1. All Square (App):
“All Square uses the latest technologies to make golf more social and fun. The aim of the web and mobile platform is to unify the massively fragmented golf market on a single platform dedicated to the current and next generation of golfers. All Square has been referred as the Facebook and Trip Advisor for golfers.”- All Square
#2. Focus- Putt Amazing (Training Aid):
“The FOCUS. This innovative learning tool organizes all parts of the putting stroke by linking it to the sternum under the chest muscles. With real-time feedback the ‘VIZADIAL’ reveals the subtle timing relationship of putter shaft motion, arm swing, core rotation and ‘LAG’. Quick attaches to top of any putter grip. Your students will Putt Amazing.”- Focus Innovations, Inc.
#3. Cobra single-length irons (Equipment):
“The KING F7 ONE Length irons make their debut as COBRA’s first ever single-length iron set. The KING F7 ONE utilizes the same TECFLO constructions as the KING F7. However, the KING F7 ONE features constant 7-iron lengths throughout the set with each head re-engineered to deliver optimized trajectory and distance gapping from long irons to wedges.”- Cobra Puma Golf
#4. Adventures in Golf (Travel):
“Since 1977, AIG has created bespoke itineraries for thousands of clients, with each program carefully designed to maximize the enjoyment of a dream trip to Scotland, Ireland and other destinations. We work with the finest hotels, organize the most suitable transportation and, best of all, secure tee-times on the famous courses and hidden gems.”- Adventures in Golf
#5. The Golf Bike (Health):
“The mission of our company is to combine our love for the game of golf with our passion for outdoors, cycling, fitness and performance. This next evolution of the sport will add fitness, fun and speed of play to the greatest game ever played. With this focus in mind we introduce The Golf Bike.” –Higher Ground Golf Co.
#6. Climate Caddy (Gadget):
“Climate Caddy™ is an innovative solution to enhance Golfers’ comfort by providing cool fresh air during hot summer days AND 100° heated air for chilly days, “The Season Extender” adds playable time to all seasons. Designed for 48v electric golf carts. Compact and lightweight with Power Saving Features that prevent unnecessary battery drain.”- TSI Products, Inc./Climate Caddy
#7. Caddysnax (Gift):
“CaddySnax delivers ready-to-eat meal boxes containing carefully selected snacks to golfers around the country. Our awesome tasting offerings are sure to impress and deliver value while improving efficiency, increasing margins and promoting your brand with multiple customization options. Hungry yet?”- Caddysnax
For more information on the PGA Merchandise Show, click here.