Show Floor Quick Hits

ORLANDO, FL – JANUARY 24: Overall of the PGA Show at Orange County Convention Center on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/PGA of America)
  • “Our goal for this year is to find one or two new brands – freshen things up a little bit. It doesn’t have to be apparel; it could be a cool accessory or something that relates to Saratoga.”  —Tricia Cain, AGM, Golf Shop Manager Saratoga National Golf Club, Saratoga Springs, New York
  • “I’m excited to see the Greyson booth. The design and merchandising is always so good. It gives me great ideas to take back to my own shop.” — Cathy Amelink, AGM, Director of Retail, Woodmont Country Club, Rockville, Maryland

  • “I haven’t attended Demo Day since 2019, but it seems to be as big or bigger than it was before COVID. It’s great to see so many major companies in the same place to introduce their new equipment and let us hit anything we want to try. This is the highlight of PGA Show Week for me, because I wanted to hit the new irons from Mizuno and Titleist. It’s always informative to talk to the fitters and company reps at Demo Day. They answered all of my questions and now I will be better informed when I go back to my customers and they ask about the playability of these irons.” —Michael Lyzun, PGA, Head Professional, Springbrook Golf Course, Naperville, Illinois
  • “Our whole objective at this Demo Day is to put our equipment in the hands of as many PGA Professionals and buyers as possible, so they can see and feel for themselves how our products, such as the new Darkspeed drivers, perform for them. It’s one thing to read about the merits and technological characteristics of the new Darkspeed drivers, but there is a tremendous ‘Wow’ factor when you hit it for yourself. We have gone to great lengths to create a Darkspeed driver for every type of player – the X, the Max and the LS models – but hitting each is really the defining way to determine what is best for you.” —Mike Yagley, Vice President of Innovation and AI for Cobra Puma Golf
  • “The (PGA Show) Demo Day is my favorite part of Show Week, mainly because it’s so hands-on. You can test anything you want. I’ve always believed that you need to compare golf clubs side-by-side on a driving range to determine what works best for you. As a woman, there is no other opportunity to really test everything head-to-head. I spend the entire day here every year.” —Jessica Lord, PGA, Director of Instruction, The Moorings Country Club, Naples, Florida
  • “This (Demo Day) is the best way to catch up on what’s new in golf equipment and stay connected with the companies we do business with in New York. I’ll be honest, we come down to Demo Day every year because the weather is usually bad in New York and it’s a chance to get a feel for all the new clubs before we see them in the spring at our club. I always discover something new that we order after we see it at the Demo Day.” —Bruce Martins, PGA, Head Golf Professional, Elm Tree Golf Club, Cortland, New York