The PGA Merchandise Show is going on right now in Orlando. We spent the whole day there yesterday. We studied the app and made favorites so we could make sure we saw the vendors we were most interested in visiting. Mine were:
- The new product zone, where only brand new products are allowed, and I got in trouble for taking pictures. BTW, there are no signs saying no photography.
- My preferred GPS vendor, and I liked what I saw, but sadly one of the reps was very sexist. That has motivated me to make sure we have a very strong policy statement on treating every guest with respect, no matter what their appearance.
- Yardage books
Dick Merchent’s of course was the range ball vendor machine. He was in heaven looking at that equipment.
Clay Merchent was thrilled to get to meet Scotty Cameron, definitely the pinnacle of his week.
For us it’s a time to kick the tires on things we’ve already been considering. We say hi to old friends, and consider new things. We don’t actually make purchases, because we’re not impulse buyers. But it is a great opportunity to see some of the latest and greatest in our business.
Next week we’ll make the orders 😉