The PGA of America kicked off their centennial anniversary at the recent PGA Merchandise Show, which takes place every year in Orlando, FL.
Now in its 63rd year, the “Major of Golf Business” draws a huge attendance. More than 42,000 PGA professionals, business leaders and media from all 50 states and 91 countries flock to the Orange County Convention Center to see the latest and greatest in the industry. Attendees cover more than 10 miles of show floor where golf’s biggest brands and up-and-comers display what’s new for the upcoming year.
Whether it’s a new club you’re looking for or the latest in game improvement technology, the show had something for everyone. Here’s what we’re excited about in 2016:
Arccos – maker of the game’s only GPS & Live Shot Tracking & Tour Analytics platform – launched a new, exciting driver tracking system. The new unit, which plugs into the butt-end of your driver, will track every drive you take during a round, measuring key statistics like accuracy and average distance. Starting this spring the sensors will be compatible with both iPhone and Android, and with more than 30,000 courses currently available, the opportunities for game improvement are vast. One of the more exciting aspects of this system are the multiple driving games you can compete in, either on a local or national levels.
Get your Arccos unit today, just visit their website: www.arccosgolf.com
ECCO continues to be among golf’s top innovators, known for creating trends in the golf footwear industry. This year is no different, the new Cage golf shoe utilizes revolutionary technology and is designed to fit the foot like a second skin. An integrated shank piece and anatomically-deisnged sole matches the shape of any foot, while the HYRDROMAX leather is treated to be withstand even the craziest of conditions on golf the course. The new design looks cool and performs even better.
Check out ECCO’s latest designs at their website: us.shop.ecco.com/golf-shoes/
Every once in a while a product comes around that revolutionizes the game. While GolfBoards aren’t necessarily new – it won the “Best New Product” at the 2014 PGA Show – it continues to impress everyone who has the chance to ride it. Among the new features are a customized deck primed for logo addition and a cooler, perfect for, well, everyone.
Why not make golf fun when you are out on the course? Golfboards are a state-of-the-art technology that is drawing in new generations of players by speeding up play and adding a cool-new method of traversing the course.
Find a course near you that features the GolfBoard and get out there and “Surf the Earth.”
Learn more about the exciting GolfBoard at: www.golfboard.com
Good news, no more headaches when it comes to replacing your soft spikes. CHAMP unveiled their newest offering – the Pivix Spike – which everyone can get excited about. Available now, the new soft spike fits any shoe, no matter the interlocking design. Jordan Spieth is a huge fan, the Pivix has already found its way into his shoes. Get a grip on your game today!
Check CHAMP spikes out at their website: www.champspikes.com
Are you searching for the perfect training device? Well, the search is over.
Wizard Golf has your answer with the creation of The Swing Wizard, a training aid that helps golfers groove a better swing by utilizing a long, two-heading club. Swinging the device helps improve swing plane, forces you to hinge your wrists at the right spots and teaches you to have your hands forward at impact with the club to ball. The tricky part with this swing aid … it’s suggested to not hit any balls with it, so practice swings only!
Interested? Check out their website: www.wizardgolf.net
Check out more of the craziness at the PGA of America’s Instagram.