PGA Show to Feature Demo Day


The inaugural 2003 Demo Day at the 2003 PGA Merchandise Show is almost a complete sell-out, PGA Golf Exhibitions officials have announced. Some 37 equipment and golf product manufacturers have utilized all but a few spots at the 42-acre driving range and practice facility of the Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge in Orlando.
Nearly 2000 invited guests will be able to test first-hand the equipment, products and services of golfs top equipment manufacturers at the spacious practice facility from noon to 6 p.m. on Jan.22, one day prior to the start of the 50th PGA Merchandise Show.
Presented in partnership with PGA Magazine, the inaugural Golf Demo Day will feature more than 120 hitting bays, a putting green, short game area, non-equipment exhibits and an equipment van/truck display. Attendees will include PGA members, exhibitor-designated key buyers and select media.
The industry response to the 2003 Demo Day has been tremendous, said PGA Golf Exhibitions vice president and show manager Christopher McCabe. We anticipate each of the 120 hitting bays will be well utilized. Our manufacturers will be able to effectively demonstrate their products; and our buyers will be better prepared to make important purchase decisions for their facilities.
The 2003 Golf Demo Day is presented by PGA Magazine and PGA Golf Exhibitions and is sponsored by Aldila, EZGo, Pepsi and ProDerma. Currently, participants include:
Aldila, Callaway, Cleveland, Dartfish, De la Cruz, Dunlop/Focus, Feel Golf, GolfGear, Henry Griffitts, Kent Sport, La Jolla, Lamkin, MacGregor, MAC Golf, Nike, Powerbilt, Ruger Golf, Sonartec, Spalding, Swing Sock, TaylorMade, TMH/Sygolf, Tommy Armour, Tour Edge, True Temper, UST, Wilson, Winn Grips, Yonex and Zevo.
In the non-equipment category, participants include: Club Car, Comfort Creams, Easy Picker, EZGo, I-Gluv, ProDerma and Wittek.