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PGA Fashion & Demo Experience Returns in August

By The PGA of America
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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Registration is now open for the 2016 PGA Fashion & Demo Experience Pro-Pro Tournament at PGALasVegas.com. The 2016 Pro-Pro Tournament, held Monday, Aug. 15, at Cascata Golf Club in Boulder City, Nevada, kicks off the three-day golf industry gathering at the PGA Fashion & Demo Experience, Aug. 15-17, in Las Vegas.

The 2016 tournament offers a $20,650 purse, including a first-place prize of $5,000 to the winning team and new chipping and putting contests, each with prizes of $1,000. A $100 per-hole Skins Game, plus additional Closest to the Pin and Long Drive contests, also will be offered.

“The annual Pro-Pro Tournament has become a popular event to kick off the PGA Fashion & Demo Experience,” said PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions Senior Vice President and General Manager Ed Several. “Cascata offers a challenging, but fun, host site and the number of contests and prizes make for an exciting day of competition. After a great day of golf, PGA and LPGA Professionals can stay for the PGA Outdoor Demo Experience to test the newest equipment, attend a short-game instructional workshop and network with peers while they enjoy live music and a barbeque.”

The 2016 Pro-Pro Tournament field is limited to 50 two-person teams in a four-ball, stroke-play format beginning with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. PGA and LPGA Professionals may register as a team or tournament organizers will help match single players into teams.

PGA and LPGA Professionals can take advantage of early registration savings, $165 per player through June 15, 2016. After June 15, the registration fee is $190 per player. The tournament registration fee includes golf, forecaddie, breakfast, lunch, gift bag and round-trip bus transportation from The Venetian. The tournament fee also includes automatic registration for the PGA Fashion & Demo Experience. Tournament details regarding eligibility, format, rules, purse breakdown and prize presentation are available at PGALasVegas.com/ProPro.

Current vendor partners include Hole-in-One Drinks as the Closest to The Pin sponsor and The Game Headwear, who will provide hats to all Pro-Pro participants. Additional vendor partners and sponsorships will be announced.

Cascata Golf Club is a top-ranked, Rees Jones-designed layout, at the base of the Red Mountains. The club is well-known for its outstanding design and multiple water features on the property, including a river that runs through the clubhouse. Tournament players are invited to stay at Cascata for the PGA Outdoor Demo Experience, which immediately follows the tournament from 2 - 6 p.m., and features new equipment testing, an indoor marketplace, industry networking, special events, contests/prizes, live music and a barbeque. Complimentary transportation will be provided throughout the evening between The Venetian and Cascata Golf Club. PGA Professionals will receive 4 MSR credits for attending the PGA Outdoor Demo Experience.

The 2016 PGA Fashion & Demo Experience 
The PGA Fashion & Demo Experience, Aug. 15-17, 2016, in Las Vegas, is a golf merchandising, product testing and professional education event, exclusively for golf industry professionals and golf lifestyle apparel retailers, presented in a modern, sophisticated setting and organized by the PGA of America and PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions.  In addition to product presentations by more than 200 companies and brands, the annual industry event features a Pro-Pro Tournament, PGA Outdoor Demo Experience, Fashion Show, Industry Reception and Education Conference. Event details and registration are available at PGALasVegas.com.
   

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