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PGA Show’s Inventors Spotlight Pavilion to showcase innovative golf products, Jan. 24-26, in Orlando

United Inventors Association to provide complimentary inventor counsel

FRISCO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2024)Inventors of new golf training and teaching aids, accessories and equipment will be able to gauge the interest of thousands of attending PGA of America Golf Professionals, golf industry leaders and media from around the world at the Inventors Spotlight Exhibit Pavilion during the PGA Show, Jan. 24-26, 2024, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.  

Organized in partnership with the United Inventors Association (UIA), the Inventors Spotlight on the PGA Show Floor will showcase new golf and golf lifestyle-related products developed by independent inventors at some 40 pavilion exhibits. In addition to the business networking opportunity provided by the PGA Show, Inventors Spotlight exhibitors also participate in the UIA Awards Program, where their products are reviewed and top inventions are presented with one of three awards – Most Innovative Concept, Best Marketing, and the Pinnacle Award (Best in Show) – on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 2:15 p.m. Judging will be conducted by UIA experts, who will be in attendance throughout the PGA Show to answer questions associated with taking an idea to the development, patenting, production and product distribution stages.

In addition to complimentary one-to-one inventor counseling by the United Inventors Association, inventors can take advantage of valuable programming organized by the UIA on the Inventors Spotlight stage.

Inventors Spotlight Stage Programming
Wednesday, Jan. 24

  • 10 a.m. UIA Opening Remarks - Carmine Denisco
  • 10:30 a.m.  Keynote Speaker, Jeff Shavitz - Shavitz Group
  • 11:30 a.m. How to Leverage Social Media Marketing 

Austin Maxwell, Kelly Shea, Christopher Guerrera, Roy Morejon

  • 1 p.m. How to Pitch Your Product - Carmine Denisco, Kelly Shea, Chris Landano
  • 2 p.m. Bringing your Product to Market - Carmine Denisco, Christopher Guerrera, Roy Morejon
  • 3 p.m.  Successfully Exiting Your Business - Pat Yates

Thursday, Jan. 25

  • 10 a.m.  Inventor Education Program - Russ Barnes
  • 11 a.m.  Getting your Product on HSN - Bob Circosta
  • 11:30 a.m.  United States Patent & Trade Office - Elizabeth Dougherty
  • 12 p.m. Inventor Rescue - Chris Landano
  • 1 p.m. Shark Tank Winners Journeys - Christopher Guerrera, Austin Maxwell, Pat Yates
  • 1:30 p.m. “Pitch to the Pros” - Christopher Guerrera, Elizabeth Dougherty, Roy Morejon, Austin Maxwell
  • 2:15 p.m.  United Inventors Association Awards - Most Innovative, Best Marketing & Best in Show
  • 3 p.m. Getting Product on FOX, Today Show & Good Morning America

Carmine Denisco, Christopher Guerrera

  • 3:30 p.m. Starting up a Business from Ground Zero - Pat Yates, Chris Landano, Kelly Shea, Roy Morejon

Friday, Jan. 26

  • 10:30 a.m.  United States Intellectual Property 
  • 11:30 a.m.    Leveraging Manufacturing USA & Abroad - Carmine Denisco, Christopher Guerrera

“In working with the United Inventors Association, we are pleased to provide a PGA Show platform for inventors to introduce and demonstrate their golf-related innovations, receive complimentary and valuable guidance from the experts of the UIA, while networking with golf industry leaders and potentially securing new points of retail distribution,” said PGA Golf Exhibitions Vice President Marc Simon. “The Inventors Spotlight is a golf invention showcase unlike any other in the golf industry, and a favorite stop on the PGA Show Floor for industry influencers and product development experts.” 

The PGA Show, organized by the PGA of America and PGA Golf Exhibitions, will reunite the golf industry for the 71st edition of golf’s longest running and largest global business gathering. Thousands of PGA of America Golf Professionals, golf leaders, industry executives and retailers from around the world will come together to source new products from nearly 1,000 golf and golf lifestyle brands, attend high-level industry presentations, participate in education and career workshops and connect in person with peers and golf leaders to drive continued growth of the sport and the business of golf. The PGA Show begins on Jan. 23 with the PGA Show Demo Day at Orange County National Golf Center and moves to the Orange County Convention Center, Jan. 24– 26, for exhibits and a full schedule of industry events. PGA Show details and industry professional registration are available at


About the United Inventors Association

The UIA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational resources to and creating opportunities for the independent inventing community, while encouraging honest and ethical business practices among industry service leaders. The UIA is the largest inventor member organization in the US, and supports nearly 100 affiliate inventor associations. For more information, visit

About PGA Golf Exhibitions

The PGA Show and PGA Buying & Education Summit are organized by PGA Golf Exhibitions (part of RX) 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. Both the PGA Show and the mid-season PGA Buying & Education Summit drive the business of golf by providing opportunities to showcase and source innovative products, develop professional networks, learn new business strategies, and connect with peers and golf leaders. Learn more at and follow us on “X”Instagram and  Facebook.

About the PGA of America

The PGA of America is one of the world’s largest sports organizations, composed of more than 30,000 PGA of America Golf Professionals who love the game, are expert coaches, operators and business leaders, and work daily to drive interest, participation and inclusion in the sport. The PGA of America owns and operates numerous championships and events, including major championships for men, women, seniors and the Ryder Cup, one of the world’s foremost sporting events. For more information, visit and follow us on X, formerly known as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About RX (Reed Exhibitions) & RELX

RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organisations. We elevate the power of face-to-face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at approximately 400 events in 22 countries across 42 industry sectors. RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people.  RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.  

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Media Contacts:
PGA Show/Media: Sherry Major,
PGA of America/Media: Jesse Dodson,
United Inventors Association Media Contact:  Carmine Denisco,