Greetings from the Orlando airport. I have a few minutes before boarding my plane home from the PGA Merchandise Show, so I thought I’d post my video highlights from the Kikkor Golf glow ball tournament a couple of nights ago. What a blast. Watch the last several minutes where most of us try to skip balls across the lake on a par-3 over water. The shots look very cool as the balls reflect off the water and skip to the green, like “skip it” on the 16th at Augusta National during the Masters practice rounds.
Thanks to Kikkor’s James Lepp for the invitation. Looking forward to next year.
It is now Saturday afternoon, 3:38pm. The 2012 PGA Merchandise Show has concluded. I’m parked in the PGA Show press room for a bit, before one last evening of festivities.
Overhead show of a section of the PGA Show floor
I did the show a bit differently this year. In years past, I’ve spent so much time in the press room writing and dumping media from my cameras into my laptop, that I’ve missed out on much of the show. This year I decided to try a new approach in which I’d work the show floor as long as I could and assemble the posts and media in the days or even weeks after. Some aspects of this worked well. I did manage to get a lot of great interviews and photos. I’ll probably still tweak it next year because I booked too many solid appointments, rather than simply floating the show. I think that schedule ate up a bit too much time due to the massive size of the show and having to walk half a mile from one end of the show to the other.
Content Just Getting Started
Because of the way I did the show this year, I have yet to work on any editing of the video reviews or writing any content. I’ll be releasing posts for the next while, trying not to do too many per day. I think it will make each post more digestible, rather than posting it all at once. Stay tuned.
Greetings from the PGA Merchandise Show. I’m not posting a lot during my time here this year, so I can spend more time out on the floor talking to people and getting more content from the show.
As you can see in these images, I had the chance to do a tour of Golf Channel’s facilities yesterday. It was quite fun. The technology and size of the place is amazing.
Golf Channel’s Morning Drive Set
While hanging out at TGC, I had lunch and a nice chat with Kelly Tilghman and Frank Nobilo. Charlie Rymer was fun to talk to as well. Very tall…
Below is the info and TV schedule on the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Coverage starts TONIGHT.
Players in the field include Tiger Woods, world No. 1 Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer, Sergio Garcia, Charl Schwartzel, Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington, Colin Montgomerie, K.J. Choi, Jason Day, Miguel A. Jimenez, Alvaro Quiros, Francesco Molinari, Edoardo Molinari, Tom Lewis, Todd Hamilton, Ben Curtis.
Dates: Jan. 25-29
Venue: Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates