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PGA Forum Stage, presented by OMEGAThe 2016 PGA Forum Stage, presented by OMEGA, will offer a collection of industry presentations by the golf industry’s leaders from around the world.

2016 PGA Forum Stage Schedule

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Theme: Technology

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. #ThxPGAPro Featuring Lee Trevino and Bill Eschenbrenner, PGA
Moderated by Matt Adams
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Anticipating the Future – What You Should Know
Keynote Speaker Jim Carroll
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Innovators – Using Technology to Reach Consumers
Panel Participants – TopGolf – Andrew Macaulay, Chief Information Officer, Golf Tec – Joe Assell, CEO, NextGenGolf – Kris Hart, CEO, Game Golf – Jaehee Lee, VP of Product, Randy Marquardt, VP of Connected Technologies, Club Car.  Moderated by Jim Carroll
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. The Launch of PGA Verified
Presented by PGA Director of Digital Strategy, Joni Lockridge
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m

Using Social Media & Technology to Drive Your Business

  • Michael Breed, PGA, Q&A. Moderated by PGA Chief Commercial Officer, Jeff Price
  • Utilizing Social Media to Connect with Customers and Generate New Revenue. Panel Participants – Annika Sorenstam, PGA; Mike Fay, PGA; Todd Firestone, PGA. Moderated by PGA Director of Digital Strategy, Joni Lockridge.
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. 5 New Digital Tools for PGA Professionals
Presented by PGA Director of Digital Strategy, Joni Lockridge
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. SiriusXM Teachers Town Hall – Technology & Instruction
Featuring: David Leadbetter, Hank Haney, Michael Breed, Jim McLean, Claude Harmon
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. A Conversation with Bubba Watson
Moderated by Golf Channel’s George Savaricas
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The History of the PGA Golf Professional Featuring Hal Sutton
Past PGA Champion and Ryder Cup Captain, Hal Sutton is joined by Billy Dettlaff, author of the official PGA of America Centennial book and John Steinbreder of Global Golf Post

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Theme: Employment

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Employment Opportunities – Utilizing PGA Resources to Get Your Next Job
PGA President Derek Sprague, PGA Vice President Paul Levy,
and Dan Pasternak, PGA, Employment Committee Chairman
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Value of a PGA Professional – What Employers Look for in Hiring Golf Professionals
Dana Garmany CEO of Troon Golf & MG Orender, PGA, CEO of Hampton Golf, Jeff Holzschuh, Chairman of Institutional Securities Group at Morgan Stanley and Del Ratcliffe, PGA, President of Ratcliffe Golf Services 
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. SiriusXM Town Hall – The State of the Game
PGA CEO Pete Bevacqua and Special Co-Host Lou Holtz.  Live interviews with 2015 PGA Teacher of the Year, Cameron McCormick, PGA, and Tommy Roy, Executive Producer, NBC Golf
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PING Putting Challenge Finals
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. A New Context for Business Golf
Featuring Suzy Whaley, PGA; Dana Garmany, CEO of Troon Golf; Deb O’Connor of Whirlpool Corporation, Laura Gentile, SVP of espnW. Moderator: Jon Last, President Sports and Leisure Research Group
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. U.S. Kids Golf – Top 50 Kids Teachers Awards Presentation

Friday, January 29, 2016

Theme: Instruction

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

PGA Teacher of the Year Panel Presentation
Details to be announced.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PGA Teacher of the Year Panel Presentation
Details to be announced.

2017 PGA Merchandise Show

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