PGA Merchandise Show Provides Venue for Annual Gathering

Members of the Golf Travel Writers of America held their annual meeting at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando on Jan. 22.

Twenty of the organization’s 50-some members attended. Announced new members included Bigg Jon Vic and Bill Cuebas of Biggs Golf Talk , heard on iHeart Radio and Spotify. Also approved for membership was David Cornwell, a 40-year travel-writing veteran from Vermont.

The GTWA is a professional organization whose members specialize in writing about golf travel.

Golf Travel Writers members at PGA Merchandise Show

About 20 members of the Golf Travel Writers of America attended the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando.

Golf Travel Writers Membership Chairman Bruce Vittner of Southern New England Golfer reported  that the membership committee extended resort member memberships to Chris King of Kingfish Communications, who represents of Myrtle Beach Golf Trips and is the spokesman for the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship; and to Ramona Herald, marketing director of the Innisbrook Resort of Palm Harbor, Fla.

The PGA Merchandise Show, held in the Orange County Convention Center, is the world’s largest gathering of the golf industry internationally. The show is held on behalf of the PGA of America by Reed Expositions, the world’s largest event organizer.

The PGA Merchandise Show provides a “snap-shot” of the industry and access to products and services that pertain to every aspect of the game. It is the focal point for new product introductions, professional development programs and business meetings. The show allows PGA professionals, exhibitors, buyers and educators, to network and form mutually benefiting business relationships.

Topics discussed at the PGA Merchandise Show included how to grow the game, how to get milennials involved in golf, increasing diversity in the golf industry, new club-fitting technologies, and the latest in golf fashion. Sirius XM held a golf teacher town hall while at the show.