2011 PGA Expo

apparel booths
Sam Grimaldi/Reed Exhibitions
The apparel booths are always among the most popular attractions on the PGA Expo show floor.
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The PGA of America

Series: PGA Feature

Published: Thursday, August 18, 2011 | 7:15 p.m.

2011 PGA Expo
August 22-24, 2011
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

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PHOTO GALLERIES
Monday: Demo Night | Tuesday: Opening Day | Wednesday: Closing Day

PGA Expo resonates with industry as 2011 edition wraps up in Las Vegas
Thousands of PGA Professionals, golf buyers and specialty retailers uncovered the newest merchandise and trends for golf enthusiasts over the two days of the PGA Expo. Business was brisk, the aisles were busy and industry executives accomplished educational and professional objectives to advance the business of golf.

SCENE AND HEARD: WEDNESDAY
PGA.com Coordinating Producer John Kim is in Las Vegas to check out all the happenings at the PGA Expo. For his final report, he spent Wednesday checking out some unique training tools, examining some throwback clothing, sitting in on a panel discussion on golf and government relations, and, well, eating lunch.

Fashion FOREward Spotlight creates forum focusing on trends and styles
The apparel hall has added the new Fashion FOREward Spotlight to provide a forum to focus on new trends, styles and designs. Offering a designer showcase, fresh programming each day and an industry meeting place, it is helping buyers uncover sought-after merchandise and accessories for their market to drive soft-good sales.

Full schedule of activities and attractions mark Day 1
The PGA Expo began with a bang Tuesday, with a star-studded cast of special guests and events welcoming PGA Professionals, buyers and industry leaders. The expo was quickly transformed into a marketplace bustling with business as 200-plus exhibitors showed off their latest apparel, golf equipment and accessory lines.

SCENE AND HEARD: TUESDAY
PGA.com Coordinating Producer John Kim is in Las Vegas to check out all the happenings at the PGA Expo. For his second report, he spent Tuesday roaming the Show floor and reporting on everything from the opening ceremony to new clothes and accessories that caught his eye.

PGA Expo opens with more than 200 exhibitors, variety of special events
The 27th edition of the PGA Expo teed off Tuesday, with thousands of influential PGA Professionals, buyers and industry leaders joining 200-plus exhibitors to chart a fresh business and educational course for 2012 and beyond through education seminars, industry presentations, product demonstrations and networking events.

SCENE AND HEARD: MONDAY
PGA.com Coordinating Producer John Kim is in Las Vegas to check out all the happenings at the PGA Expo. For his first report, he braved the heat (for a little while, anyway) and dropped in on Demo Night (which actually began in the daylight).  

Demo Night launches PGA Expo with new product demos and networking
The PGA Expo began with a new Demo Night and industry networking party on Monday. PGA Professionals, buyers and industry leaders field-tested the newest equipment, training aids and accessories, while the nine-hole lighted par-3 course was the site of a social golf outing.
 

PGA EXPO PREVIEW COVERAGE
PGA Expo attracts top vendors and buyers to packed event schedule
The final program and schedule of events is attracting top vendors, influential buyers and industry leaders to a marketplace packed with merchandise sourcing, product testing and professional development. Thousands of influential PGA Professionals, buyers and industry leaders are expected to attend.

AHEAD and PGA Authentics will exhibit during Las Vegas Fashion Week
PGA Golf Exhibitions, AHEAD and PGA Authentics have announced the brands' plans to exhibit. "The show comes at a key buying time for our customers, giving us a platform to meet with our west coast and international customers and showcasing our entire line," said Jeff Waller, National Sales Manager, AHEAD.

PGA Expo offers many Show specials for attending buyers
PGA Professionals and golf buyers can anticipate many vendor specials among an abundance of new product introductions from more than 200 exhibitors. "In addition to the introduction of exciting new golf merchandise and the latest lifestyle and performance apparel lines, the PGA Expo is an unparalleled resource for promotional offers available right on the show floor," said PGA Golf Exhibitions Industry Vice President John McGeary.

adidas and Ashworth to exhibit at PGA Expo during Las Vegas Fashion Week
PGA Golf Exhibitions, adidas Golf and Ashworth have announced the brands' plans to exhibit. "We're looking forward to showing PGA Expo attendees why we're so bullish on these brands and their future," said John Kawaja, Executive VP adidas Golf & Ashworth.

Packed calendar of special events and industry programs fill PGA Expo
The PGA of America and PGA Golf Exhibitions have announced a schedule of events that offers PGA Professionals and buyers access to a diverse menu of industry programs to build their businesses while sourcing a multitude of new merchandise from more than 200 top golf vendors.

Harmon, Rolfing and Huber headline Main Stage at PGA Expo
Renowned golf instructor Butch Harmon, veteran NBC and Golf Channel broadcaster Mark Rolfing and TNT broadcaster Jim Huber bolster a strong Main Stage schedule of presentations. While Harmon will share his teaching style, Rolfing and Huber will engage industry professionals with their unique insights covering golf for 20 years.

National Golf Sales Representatives Association to join in PGA Expo
The National Golf Sales Representatives Association have announced its continued participation. The NGSA, representing over 3,400 independent and company golf sales representatives, will have a show floor exhibit and will participate in the PGA Expo Career Center.

PGA Expo attracts cutting-edge designers and apparel market leaders
The PGA Expo boasts more than 200 vendors from every sector of golf, a full hands-on demonstration and education schedule, plus multiple career and networking events. But having found its place in the heart of Las Vegas Fashion Week has created a heightened engagement by a myriad of vendors and buyers.

Influential buyers plan to shop PGA Expo in Las Vegas in August
PGA Professionals, specialty retailers and buyers representing many of the most influential golf clubs, resort destinations and sporting goods retailers are making plans to attend. The PGA Expo brings together more than 200 vendors for buyers to explore trends and source the latest merchandise from market leaders, veteran manufacturers and many up-and-coming companies making their mark in golf.

Demo Night and industry networking party to launch PGA Expo
The PGA Expo will begin with a new Demo Night and industry networking party at the Callaway Golf Center. PGA Professionals, buyers and industry leaders will be able to field test the newest equipment, training aids and accessories, while the Center's lighted par-3 course will be the site of a social golf outing and a networking party.