Welcome to PGA Show Connects
Keeping our #PGAShow Community Connected
While we may not be able to meet in Las Vegas this year, PGA Golf Exhibitions is dedicated to delivering the resources, meaningful connections and innovative solutions to help move our industry forward.
It’s here for you – free, online and on your time.
Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming virtual event taking place on August 18!
INNOVATION THROUGH CHANGE
PGA Show Connects is an interactive virtual platform designed to engage PGA Show attendees and exhibitors by offering live and on-demand access to premium content curated for the golf industry. You’ll find webinars and videos from industry leaders, providing you with the great insights you need to keep ahead of the curve, ways to virtually network with the industry, and a wealth of news and updates to prepare for the post-COVID-19 world.
WHAT YOU’LL FIND
A virtual library of upcoming and on-demand webinars paired with multimedia content from industry associations, thought-leaders and participating brands
Live, On-Demand webinar experiences with an expansive, branded console for each session. Connect with the webinar speakers/panel with Q&A and polling in real time, accessible on any browser and any device
Personalized, engaging content experiences for exhibitors/brands to tell their story—distributed to the attendee audience and designed to accelerate buyer journeys and create better leads for you (accessible through the Engagement Hub)
Tuesday, August 18 | 11:00AM-3:30PM EST
Tune in for a half day of engaging content and webinars addressing market trends, player development, customer experience, retail strategies & more
Tuesday, September 1 | 2:00pm EST | 11:00am PST
Customer Centric Experiences - How to Attach and Retail Customers
Presented by Cary Cavitt, PGA
WEBINARS & CONTENT
Through our new, 365 online platform, tune in for a half-day PGA Show Connects Virtual Summit on Tuesday, August 18 beginning at 11:00am EST. The Summit will feature a variety of engaging webinars focused on the state of the industry and current market trends, utilizing proven player development tools to convert new customers, implementing best practices around retail strategies as well as an engaging fashion show and networking opportunities– see below for a snapshot of the event!
Welcome and Industry Update
Presented by Suzy Whaley, PGA, President, PGA of America, and Seth Waugh, CEO, PGA of America
The Golfer in the COVID-19 Era: Insights from our Back to Normal Barometer
Presented by Jon Last, President, Sports & Leisure Research Group
Delivering What Customers Really Want
- Suzy Whaley, PGA, President, PGA of America
- Ian James, CEO, RetailTribe
- Tom Morton, PGA, Director of Coaching & Development, Haggin Oaks
Moderator: Mike O’Donnell, Senior Director, Coaching & Player Development, PGA of America
Brief Intermission and Invitation to Explore Virtual Exhibitor Marketplace
Creative Retail Strategies During a Challenging Time
- Buddy Christensen, President, Golfdom
- Devon Craddock Thew, Club Buyer, Kiawah Island Club
- Ken Morton Jr, Vice President Retail & Merchandising, Morton Golf LLC
- Tracey Stearns, Director of Retail, Congressional Country Club
Moderator: Mike Johnson, Senior Editor, Golf Digest/Discovery Golf
How to Get Better Results for Your Players and Make More Money in Less Time
- Dan Bubany, PGA, Assistant Golf Professional, La Paloma Country Club
- Tony Chavez, PGA, Tony Chavez Golf Studio
- Rion Groomes, PGA, Director of Golf at Keowee Key Golf Course
Moderator: Will Robins, PGA, RGX and WRGolf CEO and PGA.Coach Advisor
Apparel Trends Insights Panel Discussion and Virtual Fashion Show
- Jessica Marksbury, Multimedia Editor, GOLF Magazine/GOLF.com
- Bailey Mosier, Host, Reporter & Writer, Golf Channel
- Brittany Romano, Associate Editor, Golf Digest/Discovery Golf
*Agenda is subject to change
Ask industry leaders your most pressing questions
Learn how to navigate this new normal for your business
Explore the latest news, products and information from equipment, apparel & tech brands
Make meaningful connections with your peers and vendors
Receive certification after attending webinars (MSR Credits)
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