Insightful Seminars, Networking Opportunities Aplenty at PGA Member Business Center

This week, the hustle and bustle of the annual PGA Merchandise Show will again fill the halls of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida – it’s exciting times for the golf industry.

And for PGA Professionals in attendance, the PGA Show is the perfect place to get a jump on the 2019 golf season, most notably at the PGA Member Business Center, an indispensable locale with countless networking and educational opportunities throughout PGA Show Week.

“The PGA Member Business Center provides PGA Members with a great opportunity to take care of PGA business, meet with other PGA Members, or just enjoy a few minutes of rest away from the action on the PGA Show Floor,” says Tom Brawley, Senior Director of Membership Services for the PGA of America. “I would encourage all PGA Professionals to take advantage of the many different offerings available.”

Located in its traditional location – the Valencia Room on the fourth floor above the main lobby of the Orange County Convention Center – the PGA Member Business Center will be the home base for many PGA of America departments, including Membership Services, Player Development and Career Services. Representatives from each of these departments will be available to answers any questions PGA Professionals may have throughout PGA Show Week.

In addition, the PGA Member Business Center will also host a number of complimentary seminars (see boxed item for complete list) for PGA Professionals.The full seminar schedule, which includes the annual PGA Town Hall with PGA of America Officers, is subject to change. Be sure to confirm topics and times when visiting the PGA Member Business Center.

Lastly, the PGA Member Business Center will again be providing meeting space and computer stations where PGA Professionals can check email, conduct online business and network with fellow PGA Members.

Visit the PGA Merchandise Shop
The PGA Merchandise Shop will again be located inside the PGA Member Business Center this year. Be sure to stop by and check out the latest PGA Professional-logoed clothing, hats and accessories for the New Year.

PGA Member Business Center Seminars
These complimentary seminars are located in the PGA Member Business Center (4th Floor, Valencia Room)

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019

9:45-10:45 a.m.
New Rules 2019
PGA Rules Officials

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
The PGA’s New Lifelong Learning Strategy
Dawes Marlatt, PGA Master Professional,
Sr. Director of Professional & Organizational Development,
PGA of America

1:15-2:15 p.m.
Future of Coaching
Ted Eleftheriou, PGA
Director of Golf Program Development, PGA of America

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Career Path Planning for a Successful Future
Jason Boaz, PGA; Mike Mueller, PGA; and Todd Smith, PGA
PGA Career Consultants, PGA of America

3:45-4:45 p.m.
PGA Global: China as an Emerging Market
Raymond Roessel, PGA, and Patrick Quernemoen, PGA
Chairman and COO, PacificPine Sports Group

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019

8:30-9:30 a.m.
PGA Jr. League: Building a Successful Program
Steve Tanner
Director, PGA Jr. League, PGA of America

9:45-10:45 a.m.
New Rules 2019
PGA Rules Officials

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Assumptions and Unconscious Bias
Linnet Carty, MBA
Diversity & Inclusion Educator, PGA of America

1:15-2:15 p.m.
Accessibility & Inclusion
Steve Jubb, PGA, and Judy Alvarez, PGA
National Alliance for Accessible Golf

2:30-3:30 p.m.
PGA of America Town Hall
PGA of America Officers and CEO

3:45-4:45 p.m.
Showing Value to Your Employer and Increasing Your Compensation
Jonathan Gold, PGA, and Keith Fisher, PGA
PGA Career Consultants, PGA of America

Friday, Jan. 25, 2019

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Career Documents: Writing Resumes, Cover Letters, Portfolios and Digital Presentations
Jeff Drimel, PGA; Kathy Grayson, PGA; and Greg Stenzel, PGA
PGA Career Consultants, PGA of America

9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
New Rules 2019
PGA Rules Officials