2022 PGA Show concludes, capping a week of reconnection, sourcing and education

The 2022 PGA Show is now in the books, and it will go down as the year the global golf industry reconnected in-person at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Attendees and exhibitors experienced a vibrant week that included the PGA Show Demo & Fitting Day, followed by three days of face-to-face networking, sourcing and education at the 69th PGA Show.

“It was so great to be back in person at the PGA Show,” said PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh. “The energy was great and a real platform to showcase innovative ideas and products, as well as countless learning opportunities for the many PGA Professionals who were able to be here. It made for a very collaborative, social environment and a great reminder of the importance of the golf industry getting together and connecting through an in-person Show.

“This was particularly important and impactful during the current boom in the game, and was the perfect way to kick off 2022 toward setting up another record year.”

Exhibitors agreed that the 2022 PGA Show was a success in terms of doing business and making connections with golf industry professionals.

“It was really big to have an in-person PGA Show – to a person, everyone we’ve talked to this week was surprised how much traffic there was throughout the week,” said Tom Sproat of F45, a sponsor of the Golf Fitness, Wellness & Instruction Stage. “We’ve had a lot of media attention and visits with interested customers, and there was a great flow of people throughout the week. It was great for business, and to get a feel for what is going on in the industry right now.”

The 2022 PGA Show also provided abundant education opportunities for the golf industry professionals in attendance, including a total of 10 sessions held on the event’s final day. The Equipment Test Center was also a popular place for hands-on education, with opportunities for attendees to hit the latest clubs, both full swings at the indoor range area, and on a pair of putting greens.

The new PGA Hub was a hot spot throughout the 2022 PGA Show, with contests held on golf simulators and many opportunities for PGA Professionals to connect with Association staff. The PGA Industry Stage also hosted a number of important seminars and panel discussions, such as Friday’s PGA HOPE/Patriot Golf Day presentation.

Media outlets are also continuing to broadcast from the PGA Show Floor, with CBS Sports HQ, Golf Channel, Fairways of Life and SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio all planning to air shows live on Friday. Interviews with industry experts and product demonstrations were broadcast to golfers around the world, and PGA Show attendees saw appearances by tour players and celebrities as varied as the Great White Shark himself, Greg Norman, major champion Retief Goosen and legendary singer/actor Pat Boone.

After such a vibrant week, the global golf industry now looks forward to the next PGA Show in Orlando, set for Jan. 24-27, 2023. We’ll see you there!