The 60th PGA Merchandise Show closed on Saturday, January 26, and celebrated its history while launching what many believed to be the most vibrant PGA Show Week in recent history to begin a strong 2013 for the golf industry. The 2013 PGA Merchandise Show brought together more than 1,000 companies and brands along with more than 43,000 PGA Professionals, buyers and industry leaders from 75 countries to introduce the latest in golf equipment, apparel, accessories and services, January 23-26, in Orlando, Fla. ~ From PGA Press Release
It was a great show. Lots of new products to investigate, new fashions to consider, and enthusiasm among both vendors and attendees that was infectious. Golf is moving forward and growing, especially with it’s focus on bringing women and families into the mix. In one of the show’s daily magazines, one vendor wrote that 90% of the sales in his pro shop are made by women. They are buying golf clothes or equipment for themselves, or for their kids or their golfer spouse. The golf industry is paying attention!
In the next few posts, GolfGurls will be featuring some of the latest products we think you will want to know about. So stay tuned.
But right now, this golfgurl is heading to bed. I caught a wicked bad cold on the plane out of Orlando and I need to take some serious meds and lay low for a day or so. Stay tuned. New product reviews to come.