Quick PGA Show Wrap Up: Golf Is Alive, Well And Growing

PGA Merchandise ShowThe 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.

  4 comments for “Quick PGA Show Wrap Up: Golf Is Alive, Well And Growing

  1. Rian
    February 1, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Thanks Pat. I am well aware of Loris–and others–alas, their stock is also limited in size 16. I see it’s in stock in my size, I order it, and I get an email the next day saying they don’t have it in that size. It happens like that 90% of the time. I will check out GoldenWear.

  2. Rian
    January 29, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Good review, Pat. Good news that golf is alive and well. One of the beefs I have is that women’s golf clothes are all made for size 12 and smaller. I belong to two clubs and most of the women I play with (including myself) are of a certain age and size. We ALL complain that we can’t find decent golf clothes in sizes 16 or greater. We are serious golfers, we have money to spend, and we take pride in our appearance.

    Okay, rant over. But somebody out there is missing a huge market!

    • Sue
      January 29, 2013 at 7:03 am

      I agree whole heatedly!!!

    • Pat
      January 29, 2013 at 8:05 am

      Rian, I could not agree with you more about the dirth of great clothes for women of a “certain size.” I had a long talk with Christina Thompson of Golf4Her (one of our affiliates – see her ad in the sidebar,) and she agrees as well. In fact one of her targets is to find attractive+quality golf clothes for the size 12 plus crowd. I found a couple of vendors who are also targeting that demographic and will be posting info about them in the next week or so. In the meantime you might check out GoldenWear, based in California, this site has a lot of great clothing you might consider. We did a review on this women’s line of clothing last year. Check it out here: https://golfgurls.com/goldenwear-golf-fashions/
      Another site to check out is Loris Golf Shoppe: http://lorisgolfshoppe.com

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