Golf is King this week in Orlando, Florida at the PGA Merchandise Show, tens of thousands of PGA industry leaders and professionals including golfers, trainers, suppliers and technology company experts converge on the sunshine state to share their knowledge. There are over a thousand Interactive Exhibits, allowing attendees to meet face-to-face with golf merchandise manufacturers & distributors to find the latest products for your facility or pro shop. The Orange County Convention Center hosts PGA’s largest show.
Golf technology continues to take a more prominent role in Golf covering many areas of interest: Golf-club management and tournaments, training aids and analytics, and everything a player would need to improve their game! As we walked around, we have noted the top players in the golf-tech world:
When looking for the latest golf simulators there are quite a few to choose from, going to the PGA Merchandise show will allow you to look at them up-close and personal, some of the ones we have had the pleasure to check out at the show:
Full Swing Golf: with the latest tracking capabilities combined with a high-speed camera with infrared lightwaves to create the most advanced real-time ball flight simulation in the industry! Using the ION3 High-Speed Camera with Infrared lightwave technology, this is the most advanced golf simulator on the market! You will forget you are not on the course!
Visit them at the PGA Merchandise Show Booth # 2743
Ernest Sports combines advanced technology with affordability to deliver leading portable launch monitors and indoor simulators that offer the most accurate data. The game of golf has grown increasingly reliant on using granular data to propel golfers at any skill level to their maximum playing potential. High definition golf offers an amenity that your clientele will love at an affordable price. Customers have access to over 100,000 courses – including some of the most famous in the world – and a free driving range app. The ES16 Tour launch monitor combines both Doppler radar and photometric cameras to provide the most accurate shot data available.
Visit them at PGA Merchandise Show Booths # 1873 & 1973
Capto will help you have a much more precision putt! CAPTO is a product designed and developed by Precision. It is composed by an ultra-compact sensor that transmits accurate putter movement data and a software that calculates the most important mechanical and biomechanical parameters.
Visit them at PGA Merchandise Show Booth # 3252
Club Management & Tee Time Management
If communication and service solutions for your club is what you need, there are some really great options to check out at PGA.
We checked out and were Completely impressed by these:
Gallus Golf : Gallus is proud to deliver integrations and relationships with other best in class technologies that can help our course clients. Browse our library of integrations and benefits with these fantastic partners. The are your full-service customer experience partner for all golf courses!
Visit them at PGA merchandise show Booth # 3112
Vermont Systems: Full Point of Sale and Tee Time management for your entire golf pro shop operation. Their software doesn’t just stop at Golf!
They offer a fully integrated, browser based GolfTrac Golf Course and Club Management software and hardware for all your needs. POS, F&B, touch screen, membership, inventory, accounts receivable, integrated CC, tee time reservations, photo ID cards, locker management, online real-time tee-time reservations using WebTrac and more.
Visit them at PGA Merchandise Show Booth # 2573
Golfpay combines bookings, e-commerce and messaging with artificial intelligence to create the best customer experience in the industry. We ARE the product. A Powerful Tee Time Booking & Communication Platform Designed to Boost Tee Time Bookings & Revenue.
Their mobile app helps take golfers on a journey that is designed to increase the number of transactions, and deliver more value in the process.
Visit them at PGA Merchandise Show Booth # 3102
foreUP Golf is an innovative cloud-based technology that makes it simple to manage everything you need from any device. foreUP streamlines golf course operations with an easy to use, all-in-one tee sheet / POS solution you can run on any device, anywhere you are. Manage tee times, pro shop, F&B, billing, inventory, marketing, CRM, and more.
Visit them at PGA Merchandise Show Booth # 3104
GPS Tracking of Carts and Pace of Play Features for Clubs
DSGGlobal is the one of the best in the industry for fleet management and pace of play tracking. Geo-fencing and protection zones, whereby any vehicle breaching these areas can be shut down and a notification sent to staff via text message. Fleet lockdown, providing the operator with the ability to lock or unlock individual or the entire fleet of carts preventing unauthorized use.
Visit them at PGA Merchandise Show Booth # 2457
Club Car: one of the most respected names in the golf industry, is the world’s largest manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles. The company’s golf cars, exclusive Shark Experience and Visage™ Mobile Golf Information System, and Carryall® turf vehicles are integral to successful operations at courses around the world.
Visit them at PGA Merchandise Show Booth # 2928
Event Management Software for Tournaments
Going the extra mile to make your event special and run smoothly is why you need a top-notch tournament software, the PGA show showcases many of these types of software.
Tournament Expert has so many great features! It’s one of the most innovative tournament software on the market!
Golfers can sign up for tournaments on the Internet. When they show up to play, their scorecards and cart signs are attractively printed with club and sponsor logos. After the round, results can be seen on impressive scoreboards or on large screen displays that update automatically as scores are entered. Results can also be posted to the Internet. Easy to learn and they are at your side every step of the way with great support.
They have a team of PGA Class A Professionals on their technical staff who have years of tournament creation experience. The software uses GHINs which automatically updates the player indexes.
Visit them at PGA Merchandise Show Booth # 4058
Vision Perfect is a full web-based tournament management app with on-line event registration for team or group sign-ups, fully customizable reports and ability to print on courses own scorecards. Their mobile app; ViPer provides live updates and in-cart scoring with live TV/video leaderboards and scoreboards.
Visit them at PGA Merchandise Show Booth # 3110
Hi-tech Tracking and Analytics
Improving your game is what tracking and analytics is all about.
FlightScope helps athletes with understanding data parameters: carry distance, club head speed, ball speed, smash, vertical launch angle, spin, height and flight time. Used by top golf instructors, club fitters and tour players and OEMs worldwide for it’s precise data measurement accuracy and portability.
With iOS and Android mobile apps, you have the ability to take your game wherever and whenever you need.
Visit them at PGA Merchandise Show Booth # 143
SST PURE is a full-service computerized analysis and alignment of golf shafts to improve performance. Improves performance of golfers at any level! The SST’s PURE SPECS automated system takes shaft alignment to the next level. Used by some of the most successful clubmakers!
Innovation on the PGA Tour simply doesn’t stand the test of time unless it delivers a tangible improvement to players. SST PURE is available to players on-site at each week’s Tour events. The SST PURE Tour staff typically PUREs clubs for more than a dozen players each week.
Visit them at PGA Merchandise Show Booth # 2356
Golf Experiences & Travel & Social
Golf is one of the best experiences you can have! Going to the best cities and countries to experience their courses is a dream come true! Experience Golf in a whole new way with companies who really care about golf and your interaction with it!
Garmany Golf Garmany Golf specializes in creating unforgettable golf and travel Experiences spanning the entire globe from Europe to the United States to New Zealand and South Africa. Their Team of knowledgeable Concierges will arrange every last detail for you so you can concentrate on one thing and one thing only: creating lifelong memories. What’s on your bucket list???
Visit them at PGA Merchandise Show Booth # 3479
Signature Golf specializes in full-service, luxury experiences to the U.K. & Ireland, with expanding portfolios both domestically and worldwide. Our management team of US & European PGA Professionals, including a former Order of Merit winner and award-winning industry leaders, ensures your great expectations will lead to perfect experiences.
Visit then at PGA Merchandise Show Booth # 3373 & 3386
There is always so much to See and Experience at the
PGA Merchandise Show 2019!