A big group of SKLZ employees made their way from sunny Carlsbad, CA to an even sunnier Orlando, FL last week for the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show. The SKLZ crew was accompanied by professional golfer David Bradshaw and Big Break Sandal's Maiya Tanaka, and golf fitness expert Paul Cauldwell of Athletes' Performance.
Imagine hundreds of people at Orange County National demoing product in the sunshine. If you were at Demo Day, there was no need to imagine... Tons of people stopped by the SKLZ booth and tested a variety of skill development and golf fitness training tools. The Gold Flex and the soon-to-be-released Power Stance appeared to be player favorites. Check out some images from the day here.
Tons of exhibitors showing off their new products
The SKLZ booth was very lively with both players and media
David Bradshaw giving this player a couple pointers
PGA Merchandise Show
We were told that if you walked down every isle in the show, you would cover a span of 15 miles. Yes, this show is huge, and SKLZ had a huge presence to match. PGA Instructors flocked to the booth and many joined the SKLZ Golf Staff Program. The golf fitness items also proved to be very popular among this crowd as this is something that they are incorporating into instruction. Between the ETC hitting area and the SKLZ booth, many heads not only saw but loved the SKLZ line. Check out some of the images from the week here.
SKLZ Greg Shoman with the SimSTIX - one of the most popular items at the booth
Yani Tseng, #1 LPGA player in the world, was also a fan of the SimSTIX
LPGA's Vicky Hurst getting set up with some SKLZ gear
Tour Instructor and SKLZ Team Member Rick Smith showing how to use the Pro Stance
Equipment Training Center...
and ETC dangers (below)
SKLZ Team Members, testing out some golf carts
A Couple More Images From the Show
Companies switched it up a bit this year - yes, slides at booths
The latest golf fashion at the show
So many colors of golf gloves
Interesting take on clubheads. I wonder if they do black and yellow?