PGA Forum Stage, presented by OMEGA

The PGA Forum Stage, presented by OMEGA, offers a collection of industry presentations by the golf industry’s leaders from around the world.

Presented by OMEGA

Wednesday, January 25


8:30 a.m.

Show Opens/Opening Ceremonies/Morning Drive Broadcast

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Impact of Charitable Efforts in Golf (New Report from WGF)

  • New research announcement featuring Steve Mona of the World Golf Foundation
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods & PGA of America announcement with PGA CEO, Pete Bevacqua and Dick’s Sporting Goods Chairman & CEO, Ed Stack
  • Charity panel featuring Annika Sorenstam, PGA/LPGA, Colin Montgomerie, Cary Cozby, PGA, Michelle McGann, PGA/LPGA, PGA CEO Pete Bevacqua and Dick’s Sporting Goods Chairman & CEO Ed Stack
  • Moderated by Matt Adams of the Golf Channel

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

How Technology and Digital Content Connect You To The Golf Consumer

  • Featuring Stephen Browne Sales and Marketing Director of VoxGolf, Lee Blaylock CEO at Find A Game, Jon Levy Manager of Content Marketing at GolfTEC, Andrew Macaulay Chief Technology Officer Topgolf
  • Moderated by Matt Adams of the Golf Channel

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SiriusXM “State of the Game”

  • Hosted by PGA of America CEO, Pete Bevacqua
  • Special guest co-host, Lou Holtz
  • Appearances by Colin Montgomerie and Bubba Watson, PGA

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

A Conversation with Bubba Watson

  • Moderated by Chris DiMarco, PGA

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cobra Puma Golf Presentation

  • Q&A with Cobra Puma Golf CEO Bob Philion and Greg Norman, PGA
  • Major Dan Rooney presentation
  • Emceed by Holly Sonders


Thursday, January 26


8:30 a.m.

Show Opens/Morning Drive Broadcast

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Junior Golf Best Practices Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • Featuring Dennis Johnsen, PGA, Rick Murphy, PGA, Josh Tremblay, PGA and Will Robins, PGA
  • Moderated by PGA Vice President, Suzy Whaley

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sirius XM Teacher Town Hall

  • Featuring Hank Haney, PGA, David Leadbetter, PGA,  Jim McLean, PGA and Michael Breed, PGA
  • Moderated by Debbie Doniger

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Growing The Game Through Unique Content and Relationships

  • Panelists featuring Senior Vice President of Callaway Golf Harry Arnett, former MLB player Gary Sheffield, Steve Malbon of Malbon Golf, Sam Raeburn Director of Strategy for VICE Media, Head Professional of Sage Valley Golf Club Jeremy Story, PGA, and youth golf sensations Amari & Alona Avery
  • Moderated by Wendell Haskins, PGA of America Director of Sports & Entertainment Relations

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

PING Putting Challenge Finals

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

How To Distinguish Yourself In The Employment Marketplace

  • Panel discussion featuring Michael Leemhuis, PGA, Ocean Reef Club, Ben Hoffine, PGA, Westchester Country Club, Grant Sturgeon, PGA, Arcola Country Club and Shaun McElroy, PGA, North Shore Country Club

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

U.S. Kids Golf – Top 50 Kids Teachers Awards Presentation

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2018 PGA Merchandise Show


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