PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Dec. 14, 2021) – The PGA of America and PGA Golf Exhibitions announce the schedule of educational programming for the annual PGA Show Education Conference, simultaneous to the 2022 PGA Show, Jan. 25-28 in Orlando, Florida. The Conference, focusing on teaching and coaching, executive management and operations tracks, plus golf retail sessions, features significantly less overlap with exhibit floor hours and post-show virtual access to allow PGA Professionals and golf buyers more time with exhibitors and their peers. Education Conference details, and early-registration savings through Jan. 11, are available at PGAShow.com.
The 69th edition of the PGA Show, the largest gathering of PGA Members and the international golf industry, will reunite the golf community in person for the first time since January 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The PGA Show will follow all health and safety standards, based on CDC guidelines, local public health guidance and host venue protocols to support a safe and comfortable experience. Thousands of PGA Professionals and industry executives will test the newest innovations of more than 600 golf brands while learning current business solutions through education, industry presentations and peer networking.
The 2022 PGA Show Education Conference will offer a full day of educational programming on Jan. 25, with four hands-on instructional workshops during the PGA Show Demo & Fitting Day at Orange County National Golf Center and nine classroom sessions focused on executive management and golf operations at the Orange County Convention Center.
On the opening day of PGA Show exhibits, Jan. 26, the PGA of America and the National Golf Course Owners Association will present two special sessions for owners and PGA Professionals. The Jan. 27 education schedule will see golf retail sessions by the Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM), additional education sessions by the PGA of America and exhibitor education sessions by Tagmarshal and Technogym. Jan. 28 sessions by the AGM and PGA will conclude by 12:30 p.m. Most PGA Show Education Conference sessions also will be virtually available to registered conference attendees following the event.
Detailed descriptions of the 34 PGA Show Education Conference sessions can be found at PGAShow.com. Speakers include top PGA Professionals and additional industry experts who will lead interactive education sessions. Current education speakers are:
David Armitage, PGA Master Professional
Christopher Cain, PGA Phd
Cary Cavitt, PGA
Bill Cioffoletti, PGA Master Professional
Don Cook, PGA
Tim Cusick, PGA
Joe Hallet, PGA
Eric Hogge, PGA
John Hughes, PGA
Dawes Marlatt, PGA
Tom Morton, PGA
Joe Plecker, PGA
Will Robins, PGA
Don Rea, PGA
Todd Sammons, PGA
Christopher Smith, PGA
Jeff Smith, PGA
Todd Sones, PGA
John Tattersall, PGA
Andy Weissinger, PGA Master Professional
PGA Show Week also features multiple additional professional development opportunities, including industry presentations in the new PGA Hub on the Show Floor, PGA Member workshops in the PGA Member Business Center, presentations on the Golf Fitness, Wellness & Instruction stage, the National Golf Course Owners Association Golf Business Conference (Jan. 24-26) and the AGM Golf Retail Conference (Jan. 25).
New Incentive Savings and MSR Credits
Early education registration savings are currently available through Jan. 11. Online registration for single-session, full-conference and all-access passes is now available at PGAShow.com. PGA Professionals are able to earn more than 35 MSR credits through participation in the PGA Show Education Conference, additional PGA Show Week educational programming, and various PGA Show and PGA of America programs. The current MSR Credit Cycle ends June 15, 2022.
Attendance at the 69th PGA Show is restricted to PGA Professionals and golf industry personnel. Attendance and registration guidelines are available at PGAShow.com/en-us/show-info/attendee-qualifications.html. There is no event registration fee for qualified golf industry professionals through Jan. 11. Beginning Jan. 12, PGA, LPGA and International PGA Professionals can continue to register for the event at no charge, while other industry personnel will incur a $50 event registration processing fee through Jan. 24, and a $195 fee at the PGA Show through Jan. 28. PGA Show Education Conference registration is additional to event registration – learn more at PGAShow.com.
About PGA Golf Exhibitions
The PGA Show, PGA Buying & Education Summit and PGA Show Connects are organized in partnership by PGA Golf Exhibitions and the PGA of America. Since its inception in 1954, the PGA Show has grown into the largest annual business event for the global golf industry. Regional PGA Show Buying & Education Summits and the PGA Show Connects digital platform connect the industry year-round and drive business leading up to the annual PGA Show. Learn more at PGAShow.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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