WCGC Staff Fernando Castrillón (CEO), Oliver Dury (Sales & Marketing Director) and Harry Lloyd (Event Director), attended the 60th edition of the PGA Merchandise Show from 23 to 26 January in Orlando (Florida). Attending the PGA show was a great way to begin the 20th anniversary of the WCGC, where they had the opportunity to meet with multiple brands involved in the golfing world.
More than a thousand companies and golf brands gathered to participate in the Show from 23 to 26 January in Orlando (Florida), where they could see innovative new golf equipment, apparel, accessories and other services were offered to professional golf, PGA, buyers and industry leaders from 75 countries golf.
«It is gratifying to see such enthusiasm at the PGA Merchandise Show,» said Ted Bishop, presiding over his first exhibition PGA Merchandise as president of the PGA of America. «Activity in the PGA show and events surrounding it is a great start of the 2013 golf season.»
Attendance grew three percent to more than 43,000 PGA Professionals, retailers and industry leaders attending the PGA Merchandise Show 2013 of the 50 U.S. states and worldwide. The five countries (outside the U.S.) represented in attendance were Canada, UK, Japan, Germany and Korea, and the five U.S. states accounted attended Florida, New York, Georgia, Illinois and Pennsylvania.
Six decades of history shows that WCGC served to begin to celebrate its 20th anniversary in what many attendees have called the PGA Merchandise Show the most vibrant in recent years.
US Open Champion, British Open Champion, Ryder Cup legend and WCGC Global Ambassador Tony Jacklin was in attendance at the show.