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

ENGAGEMENT HUB

A virtual library of upcoming and on-demand webinars paired with multimedia content from industry associations, thought-leaders and participating brands 

WEBINARS

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 

EXHIBITOR MARKETPLACE

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)

UPCOMING WEBINARS

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!

AGENDA

11:00am-11:15am          

Welcome and Industry Update
Presented by Suzy Whaley, PGA, President, PGA of America, and Seth Waugh, CEO, PGA of America

11:15am-12:00pm

The Golfer in the COVID-19 Era: Insights from our Back to Normal Barometer
Presented by Jon Last, President, Sports & Leisure Research Group

12:00pm-12:45pm

Delivering What Customers Really Want
Panel Guests:

  • 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

12:45pm-1:00pm

Brief Intermission and Invitation to Explore Virtual Exhibitor Marketplace

1:00pm-2:00pm

Creative Retail Strategies During a Challenging Time
Panel Guests:

  • 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

2:00pm-3:00pm

How to Get Better Results for Your Players and Make More Money in Less Time
Panel Guests:

  • 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

3:00pm-3:30pm

Apparel Trends Insights Panel Discussion and Virtual Fashion Show
Featuring Guests:

  • 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

WHY PARTICIPATE

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)

Follow us on social media to connect and engage with the #PGAShow community and beyond

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