Today’s PGA Forum Stage Presentations Focus on Millennials, Teacher Town Hall and “My PGA Journey” Panel

Ten PGA Works Fellows will participate in a special presentation titled “The Millennial Perspective: Attracting a Diverse Workforce” in one of several informative panel discussions on the PGA Forum Stage presented by OMEGA Thursday on the PGA Show floor.

The multi-generational group of PGA Works Fellows will discuss at 9:15 a.m. what matters most to them in their careers, and what they’re seeking from prospective employers and in company cultures. Their insights will give attendees a better understanding of what makes this group tick and be more equipped to shape branding and promotions in a way that is attractive to millennials from diverse backgrounds.

Other Thursday presentations on the PGA Forum Stage include Inclusion & Diversity: Crucial Ingredients for Innovation at 10 a.m.; New Callaway Golf Fitting Technologies for 2019 at 11 a.m.; the Sirius XM Teachers Town Hall, featuring coaches Michael Breed, Debbie Doniger, Hank Haney, David Leadbetter, Jim McLean and Larry Rinker at 12 noon; My PGA Journey Panel at 1 p.m.; Coaching and Recruiting From the Eyes of a College Golf Coach at 2 p.m., and the traditional PGA Show Live Fashion Show at 5:45 p.m.

Believing that behind every successful PGA Professional is a mentor who provided guidance and advice throughout their career, some of the most respected names in golf will introduce My PGA Journey, an interactive mentorship experience for PGA Professionals and students, in the 1 p.m. presentation.

The My PGA Journey panelists include Joe Assell, PGA, Owner/CEO, GOLFTEC; Bob Ford, PGA, Head Professional/GM, Seminole Golf Club; Jeffrey Grant, PGA, General Manager/COO, NCR Country Club;  Tim Mahoney, PGA, Director of Education, Troon Golf Academy; Alice Miller, PGA/LPGA, PGA Teaching Professional, Dupont Country Club; Josue Reyes, PGA, Director of Retail, Kohler Golf; Trillium Rose, PGA/LPGA, Director of Instruction, Woodmont Country Club; and Rick Geritz, CEO, LifeJourney, Inc.

Thursday’s PGA Forum Stage Schedule

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The Millennial Perspective: Attracting a Diverse Workforce

 

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Inclusion & Diversity: Crucial Ingredients for Innovation.

Learn from the following subject matter experts why inclusion and diversity are crucial ingredients to your ability to innovate. Listen to relevant illustrations of businesses that have innovated through inclusion and diversity, and leave with tangible takeaways that you can implement in your own business to drive innovation.

Porter Braswell, Co-Founder & CEO, Jopwell

Monica Diaz, Former Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Campbell Soup Company & ESPN

Kristian Ribberstrom, Partner & Chief Experience Officer, The Medici Group

Moderated by Sandy Cross, Chief People Officer, PGA of America

 

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

New Callaway Golf Fitting Technologies for 2019 – Callaway Fits Shaft Analyzer and the Odyssey Putter Fitting Tool 

Learn about and see live demonstrations of the new Custom Fitting Tools coming in 2019 from Callaway Golf and Odyssey, including the Callaway Fits Shaft Analyzer and the new Odyssey custom putter fitting tool.

Sean Toulon, SVP Callaway Golf, GM Odyssey Golf Brand

Mike Shannon, PGA, TPC Sawgrass, Odyssey Brand Ambassador and Putting Expert

Sean Mcloed, PGA, Medinah Country Club, Callaway Golf National Fitter of the Year

Corey Newman, Manager of Custom Fitting and Custom Fitting Training, Callaway Golf

Anthony Newville, Manager of Custom Fitting Tools, Callaway Golf

Joel Rump, Director of Training, Callaway Golf

 

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Sirius XM Teacher Town Hall

Learn from some of the top teachers and coaches in the game: Michael Breed, Debbie Doniger, Hank Haney, David Leadbetter, Jim McLean and Larry Rinker.

 

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

My PGA Journey Panel

Behind every successful PGA Professional is a mentor who provided guidance and advice throughout their career and golf journey. Join some of the most respected names in golf, in a fast-moving interactive panel session to introduce My PGA Journey, an interactive mentorship experience for PGA Professionals and students.

Joe Assell, PGA, Owner/CEO, GOLFTEC

Bob Ford, PGA, Head Professional/GM, Seminole Golf Club

Jeffrey Grant, PGA, General Manager/COO, NCR Country Club

Tim Mahoney, PGA, Director of Education, Troon Golf Academy

Alice Miller, PGA/LPGA, PGA Teaching Professional, Dupont Country Club

Josue Reyes, PGA, Director of Retail, Kohler Golf

Trillium Rose, PGA/LPGA, Director of Instruction, Woodmont Country Club

Rick Geritz, CEO, LifeJourney, Inc.

Moderated by Scott Kmiec, PGA of America Senior Director of Employment

 

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Coaching and Recruiting From the Eyes of a College Golf Coach

Insights from some of the most renowned college golf coaches.

Moderated by Scott Kmiec, PGA of America Senior Director of Employment

 

5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

PGA Show Live Fashion Show

More than a dozen apparel and accessory companies will showcase their newest collections in a high-energy fashion show, emceed by Golf Channel’s Bailey Mosier. A PGA Show Fashion Show Happy Hour Reception immediately follows.