PGA Merchandise Show from 1954 to 2016. Amazing growth!

Next week is the start of the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show, one of the biggest trade shows of the year and certainly the biggest in the golf industry!  I go down pretty much every year for 3 reasons. One, I take continuing education classes to keep up with the ever changing world of teaching golf.   Two, I get to see all the latest technology as it pertains to teaching. Three, I get to see old friends, go out to dinner and generally catch up. What a great week.  This year I will also be attending the “Top 100 Teachers” seminar the two days prior to the start of the show. If ever you get a chance to go down to Orlando, make a point of going to the Orange County Convention Center and visiting the show.  It is nothing short of spectacular! Thanks to The PGA of America for providing these pictures.  From what looked like a very small start at the PGA National Golf Club in Dunedin, FL to what it has become now is nothing short of amazing.  Check out these pictures through the years.
PGA Show 1954

PGA Show 1954

PGA Show - 1964

PGA Show – 1964

Attendees demo equipment on the driving range at Demo Day held during the 2009 PGA Merchandise Show at Orange County National Golf Club in Winter Garden, Florida, USA, on Wednesday, January 28, 2009. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)

Attendees demo equipment on the driving range at Demo Day held during the 2009 PGA Merchandise Show at Orange County National Golf Club in Winter Garden, Florida, USA, on Wednesday, January 28, 2009. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)

The 57th PGA Merchandise Show at The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA, on Thursday, January 28, 2010. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)

The 57th PGA Merchandise Show at The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA, on Thursday, January 28, 2010. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)

To see all the pictures through the years, go here! Source : PGA of America Pictures : PGA of America     Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America

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