Frequently Asked Media Questions

Are unique email addresses required for every registrant?

The PGA Golf Show is requiring individual unique email addresses for attendees, exhibiting personnel and media.
The reasons for this are:

  • Using a unique email address will allow each PGA Show badge holder to utilize and customize the online show planner and the show’s mobile app.
  • All attendees will be able to receive timely PGA Show information and communications.
  • Finally, the use of unique email addresses will help us in identifying non-qualified attendees.

Can I attend a PGA Golf Show if I am a print or video blogger or other digital media person?

PGA Golf Shows has welcomed digital media to PGA Show events in the past and will continue to do so. Digital media applicants must meet certain guidelines that demonstrate that they are posting regular, quality content about the golf industry. PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions will determine the qualifying frequency of those posts.

How do I register if I am in public relations, marketing or advertising?

Individuals in public relations, marketing or advertising for a golf media outlet, golf organization or PR/Marketing company providing established service to a golf vendor may register for a non-editorial media badge.

How will I receive my media badge?

With photo ID and the media badge confirmation email, media personnel (editorial and non-editorial) are able to pick up badges at the PGA Show Demo Day Registration Pavilion (media desk) at the main shuttle entrance on Tuesday, Jan. 24, or at the PGA Show Media Center, Room W311 of the Orange County Convention Center, Monday, Jan. 23, through Friday, Jan. 27.

Can a friend or colleague pick up my media badge for me?

A photo ID is required to pick up your media badge. You are not allowed to pick up credentials for colleagues.

Can I register for a media badge on site?

Yes, it is advised that you register in advance with qualifying credentials, but if you are unable to do so, you may register on site at the PGA Show Media Center, OCCC W311, with photo identification and qualifying media credentials.  View qualifying media credentials.

What are the operating hours of the PGA Show Media Center (OCCC, W311)?

Monday, January 23: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 24: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 25:  7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 26: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, January 27: 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

What are the operating hours of the PGA Show floor?

Wednesday, January 25:  8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 26: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, January 27: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

What are the operating hours of the PGA Show Demo Day?

Tuesday, January 24:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

On-site media center located on the range – working area, WiFi, beverages, event representative available.

Who can attend PGA Show Demo Day?

PGA Professionals and media are invited to attend PGA Show Demo Day from 9:00 a.m. to noon; qualified industry attendees are invited to join PGA Professionals and media at the event from noon to 5:00 p.m.  (PGA Show badges required; Media may pick up their Show badges at the Show Media Center on Tuesday afternoon or Monday morning before heading out to Orange County National Golf Center OR at the PGA Show Demo Day Registration Pavilion (media desk) located at the main shuttle entrance to the range.

Is there parking at the PGA Show Demo Day?

Complimentary shuttles are provided throughout the day from the front of the OCCC to Orange County National Golf Center.  Limited satellite parking at OCN is available at Demo Day.

How do I find the schedule of exhibitor news conferences, celebrity appearances & special events on the Show floor?

Visit the “Online Media Center” for regularly updated event schedule of events.  ALSO, download the PGA Show2Go App for easy access to the most up-to-date event information on the Show floor.

How do I find the floor plan and locate exhibitors?

The 2017 floor plan and exhibitor list are coming soon.

How do I contact exhibitor representatives to arrange a meeting?

Exhibitor media and marketing representatives are provided in each exhibitor listing (coming soon).

Is there one area on the Show floor to find new products?

New products can be found throughout the Show floor, but you will find hundreds of new products in one convenient location at the New Product Zone.  VIP buyers and PGA Professionals will vote on the top three products of the New Product Zone with winners announced on Thursday afternoon.

Who can use and how do I reserve:  private interview offices, photo studios, radio broadcast stage?

Editorial media may utilize and reserve media facilities including the private interview offices, photo studios and the radio broadcast stage to assist with their Show and industry coverage efforts.  Please contact Sherry Major to reserve any media facilities at smajor@reedexpo.com.

What Internet access is available to media at the PGA Show?

Complimentary WiFi access is provided in the PGA Show Media Center and throughout the OCCC concourses.  Also, high-speed wired Internet access is available in six locations in the PGA Show Media Center for intermittent sending of large photo/video files.

Where can I eat at the show?

Complimentary continental breakfast items and all-day beverage service are offered to media in the PGA Show Media Center.  Lunch is available for a fee in the Media Center and in the OCCC food court.

Is media parking free?

PGA Shows provide free shuttle transportation from more than 20 official event hotels, including the PGA Show Media Hotel.  The OCCC parking fee is $15/day.

Is there a discounted media hotel rate?

Media may take advantage of a discounted hotel accommodations at the official PGA Merchandise Show hotels on a first-come, first-served basis.  Reserve your hotel reservations at official event hotels to take advantage of shuttle service and low rates. A PGA Show media room block is available at:

  • The Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando for $95/night. Located at 9000 International Drive, nearly one mile from the Orange County Convention Center
    OR
  • The Courtyard Orlando International Drive for $179/night. Located at 8600 Austrian Court, one mile from the Orange County Convention Center

PGA Show hotel reservations can be made here, select media category and use 'media' as your password. Media rooms are limited and available first come, first served. Additional official housing accommodations for PGA Show attendees are available by selecting the 'attendee' category (no password required). Hotel reservation deadlines begin January 2, 2017.
Additional event travel discounts are available with Delta Airlines, American Airlines, AVIS and Dollar Rent-a-Car, reserve here.

How do I request an interview with Show Management or The PGA of America?

Please contact Sherry Major to request an interview.  smajor@reedexpo.com

How do I access the locker storage?

Editorial media locker storage is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the PGA Show Media Center.  After the supply of lockers is gone, we will do our best to assist with storage.  PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions is not responsible for any personal media items left in the lockers or PGA Show Media Center. 

How do I access the photographer catwalk tours?

An OCCC security guard will escort media photographers on the OCCC catwalks at 11 a.m. on the first two days of the PGA Show.  Sign up for the tour in the PGA Show Media Center (media message board).

How can I obtain PGA Show photos?

Previous year event photos are available in the Online Media Center at www.pgashow.com.   Current year photos will be posted daily to the Online Media Center.

Where can I find the PGA Merchandise Show in social media?

Learn more about the event at www.PGAShow.com and engage with us. Use #PGAShow.

How do I remove my name from the exhibitor mailing list?

In online registration, you are given the opportunity to opt-out of the media database provided to exhibitors.  You may modify your registration opt-in/out.

I need assistance with a topic not found here…

No problem!  Contact us – Sherry Major, PGA Shows Media Consultant, at smajor@reedexpo.com or 716.662.3855

Media Assistance

If we can be of any assistance with your travel, attendance or coverage plans, please contact Sherry Major at smajor@reedexpo.com or (716) 662-3855.

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