Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management was represented at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida last week as Community Resource Coordinator Liz Snyder and members of the PGA Staff of Keiser University set up a booth on the floor of the Show and welcomed graduates, colleagues, and visitors throughout the week. As reported by The PGA of America.
“The 63rd PGA Merchandise Show, the industry’s annual ‘MAJOR of Golf Business,’ came to a close Jan. 29, in Orlando, after successfully marking the kickoff to the PGA of America’s Centennial Celebration and welcoming more than 42,000 golf industry professionals from 91 countries around the world. PGA Professionals and buyers uncovered the newest products, trends and technology from more than 1,000 exhibiting golf companies and brands, including 284 companies new to the event, creating the world’s largest business-to-business golf event within 1 million square feet of interactive exhibit, demonstration and meeting space of the Orange County Convention Center West Concourse Exhibit Hall. The 2016 PGA Merchandise Show attracted more than 7,000 PGA Professionals from around the world to drive a 3 percent increase in overall attendance, despite the early-week Winter Storm Jonas impacting the East Coast of the United States.”
One of the highlights of the Show was a visit to the Keiser University booth by World Golf Hall of Fame member Chi Chi Rodriguez, who amassed 30 victories on the PGA and Champions Tours during his career. Chi Chi will be visiting the Keiser University Flagship Campus in the near future to talk to The College of Golf & Sport Management student body about his career and the future of the golf industry.