FORE things you probably don’t know about the PGA Merchandise Show
By Dan McDonald, PGA.com
PGA of America
The 2020 PGA Merchandise Show gets underway from Orlando on Wednesday, Jan. 22 as all eyes in the golf world turn to the Orange County Convention Center to see what’s new for the year to come.
For golf junkies, this is our CES — and lucky for you, we’ll be providing a behind the scenes look at everything going on and all the cool things at the PGA Merchandise Show that could lead you to lower your scores, better golf trips and a healthier life on and off the course.
In the interim, here are four fun facts you might not know about the Show:
The PGA Merchandise Show began in 1954 in the parking lot of the PGA National Golf Club. A few years later, it grew to the point they needed to rent a tent. Today, over 1,000 leading golf companies and brands attend the show.
There are over 10 miles of aisles at the PGA Show (so if you’re going, you better pack a good pair of shoes and stretch a bit before you get going)
Within those aisles, there are over 1 million square feet of golf heaven to explore. (yes. that’s million with an M)
Spread out over 42-acres and featuring 600 tees, The PGA Merchandise Show is home to the “largest driving range in the nation.” It’s just enormous!
So how does this massive undertaking come together? Take a look.
Stay tuned for Demo Day and Show coverage throughout the week, and get an insider’s look by following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and checking in at PGA.com.