Not if the PGA has anything to say about it. At the upcoming PGA show in Orlando this January, the whole focus is on growing the game! To celebrate the importance of bringing more women and families into the game of golf, Annika Sorenstam will be presenting the Keynote Address at this, the 60th PGA Merchandise Show. Annika brings her unique perspective on the future of golf and current growth-of-the-game initiatives.
“I have attended the PGA Merchandise Show often throughout the years and I look forward to sharing my perspective on the PGA Forum Stage about the future of the game and how we can help more people enjoy all the benefits of golf,” said Sorenstam. “Growing the game is very important to me. We need to keep the game friendly and fun. One of the main reasons I started the ANNIKA Foundation is to help promote the game and teach the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through golf.”
From PGA President, Ted Bishop of The Legends Golf Club: “Annika Sorenstam is one of the most successful professional golfers of all time, winning countless awards, re-writing record books and bringing a whole new audience to women’s professional golf. We’re delighted that Annika will be our keynote speaker at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show and share her insights on growing the game. She is a tremendous ambassador for our sport and for our collective interests to help many others enjoy this great game.”
Growth-of-the-game initiatives, including Golf 2.0, will be a major focus of the 60th PGA Merchandise Show, January 24-26. Educational and promotional opportunities across multiple PGA Show platforms – PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day, on the PGA Forum stage, the PGA Education Conference, within exhibits on the PGA Show floor – will be reflected in nearly every new program and presentation throughout PGA Show week.
As editor of golfgurls.com I will be attending this year’s show in Orlando, reporting back on all the news. In anticipation of the show, golfgurls.com will be featuring some of the newest products and trends in an upcoming series of interviews.