PGA Demo Day Instructional Workshops Kick Off Educational Offerings

The abundant educational offerings for PGA Merchandise Show attendees start today at PGA Show Demo Day and at the Orange County Convention Center.

Four Instructional Workshops are being offered at PGA Show Demo Day at Orange County National Golf Center’s Tee #3 area. 2018 Southwest PGA Section Teacher of the Year Mike Malaska will start the schedule at 10 a.m. with a presentation on “What are the Concepts, Skills and Steps to Teach and/or Learn the Swing?” At 11:30 a.m., PGA Professional Mark Blackburn and Lance Gill will lead a presentation on “Upper Extremity and Wrist Function for High Performance Golf.”

In the afternoon, Sean Hogan and Brett Meyer of Leadbetter Golf Academy will present “The Equipment Instruction Fit” at 2 p.m. Closing the slate of Instructional Workshops at Orange County National at 3:30 p.m. is David Donatucci of the Florida Institute of Performance on “Increasing Power and Distance in the Female Golfer.”

There are also eight sessions in the Education Conference at the Orange County Convention Center on Tuesday, plus a special Teaching and Coaching Jump Start Program The Jump Start session runs from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m and will be presented by Todd Sammons, the PGA’s Director of Member Education, and PGA Senior Faculty Member Eric Hogge. A total of eight other Education Conference sessions will be held throughout the day.

A total of eight other Education Conference sessions will be held throughout the day. Topics include “Ten Skills That Advance Your Career” by Henry DeLozier, Principal, Global Golf Advisors; “How to Setup & Use Google Analytics to Make Data-Driven Marketing Decisions” by Greg Dionne, Senior Marketing Manager, RELX Group; “Sell More Tournaments & Outings” by Phil Immordino, President & Founder, Golf Tournament Association of America; and “Attracting and Managing a Major Golf Event to Your Club” by Michael Leemhuis, PGA Master Professional and President at Ocean Reef Club.

A complete schedule of PGA Show Education Conference sessions can be found at