PGA Show Floor Quotes

  • “The biggest thing for me is to find items to bring to the club that will set it apart from every other club in our area. Gifting for events is always the priority, especially for our member-guest.” —Steve Smith, PGA Director of Golf, Greystone Golf & Country Club, Hoover, Alabama
  • “The PGA Show still provides the only opportunity we have to network with companies from around the world and with other PGA Members we haven’t seen in years. I have been coming to the Show for 25 years and this is as crowded as I have seen it in a long time. We are always looking for something new at the Show, especially in apparel and training aids.” —Greg McBride, PGA Head Professional, Northwoods Golf Club, Columbia, South Carolina

  • “The biggest attraction for me is to see so many vendors in a day or two, vendors we may not get a chance to see in Minnesota. And we’re getting to see them in person – face to face – which is something we haven’t had in a couple of years.” —Kevin Cashman, PGA Head Professional, Bearpath Golf & Country Club, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
  • “The PGA Show turnout is really impressive this year. The Travel Pavilion has been bustling all day, and it’s great to see so many people back. We brought three staff members this year instead of one, and it’s giving us a chance to catch up with so many people who are interested in coming to Scotland. We’re already planning to come back in 2024.”—Kevin Paver, Golf Marketing Manager, Dundonald Links, Scotland
  • “I’m looking for new vendors and new ideas for gifts for events. I’m excited about networking. I want to hear what other people are doing and seeing. The PGA Show is large and it’s hard to see everything, so networking helps me get an idea of what others are seeing.” —Victoria Matthews, AGM Retail Manager & Buyer, St. Andrews Country Club, Boca Raton, Florida

  • “We are going through renovations at our club, so I am looking for new ideas for our clubhouse, locker rooms and golf shop. That’s the advantage of coming from California to the PGA Show in Orlando – you can see all the companies you need to see under one roof. It would take me six or seven weeks of appointments to meet with all the companies we were able to contact here.” —Brian Bohlig, PGA Head Professional, Annandale Golf Club, Pasadena, California
  • “It’s great that the size is back – with all the brands supporting it. We’re always looking for accessories, tournament gifts, the latest in tech. It’s one thing to get an email and look at a photo, but there’s nothing like seeing things in person.” —Nick Muller, PGA Director of Golf, Country Club of Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • “It’s good to feel the high energy again at the PGA Show. It was crowded today, but we were still able to navigate the Show floor quickly and meet with a lot of companies we don’t normally see in our part of the country. We like to look at the smaller companies for new ideas in tee prizes for our tournaments and outings. We always find something new and it’s fun to meet with new people and develop relationships for the future.” —Craig Plumley, PGA Director of Golf, El Niguel Country Club, Laguna Nigel, California