Continuing on with my head mounted GoPro HD video virtual tours from the show, here’s the PING booth. I also exit the back of the booth and walk over to their section of the show’s indoor driving range.
With a separated shoulder at the PGA Show, there were many things I couldn’t do. Shooting pictures and video was difficult. But thanks to my new GoPro HD video camera, I was able to shoot some virtual tours of booths at the show by simply mounting the camera to my cranium and walking around.
Below is a virtual tour of the Callaway booth, complete with a walk-around of the amazing Callaway Ferrari.
Back in 2007 I interviewed my buddy Jeremiah from Frogger Golf at the PGA Show. That was one of the first “POV” (point of view) interviews I did and people seem to like the format, as casual and non Francis Ford Coppola-esque as it is.
This weekend at the 2011 PGA Show I made a nostalgic trip back to visit Frogger’s booth and check out the new offerings they have for the upcoming season. What are they? Let’s just say that if I wanted to hire anyone to reinvent the wheel for me, it would be Jeremiah.
Also new from Frogger is Frogger Blogger. They’ve jumped on the blogwagon and are pumping out some nice stuff. Check it out.
The Golf Space and sister web site Hooked On Golf Blog will be attending this year’s PGA Merchandise Show as registered media. I’ll be walking the floor, interviewing people, shooting millions of images of golf gear, capturing video interviews, talking to golf industry professionals, reporting anything newsworthy and broadcasting it live from the show media center.
I’ll be walking the floor Thursday & Friday (possibly Saturday, now that I can’t golf due to an injury). If you have a booth and would like me to stop by, contact me via email, the HOG contact page, private TGS mail, or any of the millions of other easy ways (facebook, twitter, TGS forums, comments) to get a message to me. I’ll add you to my list of booths to visit.
If you are simply walking the show and want to say hello, I’m up for it as well!
PGA Show Event Page
I’ve created a new event page for those attending the show at The Golf Space as well as on my Facebook page. Go to the TGS PGA Show event page and RSVP. By the way, the event section is one of the cool new features implemented at The Golf Space, and like everything else is made just for golf and free of charge!
New This Year
I’m doing some things differently this year. I’ve only set up scheduled appointments with the big boys like Bridgestone, Titleist, Taylormade and Nike. The rest of my appointments will be on the fly, as in years past it seems the schedule is very hard to keep for various reasons.
If I do visit your booth this year, I’ll probably take some pictures and perhaps even do a video interview. It is very casual so don’t get too nervous when I put you on camera.
I will not be collecting any paper or printed promotional materials/catalogs other than business cards this year. Every year it seems that I bring home about 100 pounds of paper and never look at it. After six months I throw it away. If I need information, images or specs about products I’ll get it online. I will be accepting digital forms of media such as flash discs or CD/DVD. I just can’t carry the paper anymore.
Virtual Show Tour in HD
I have a new toy, a GoPro HD video camera. I’m going to mount it to my head and do some virtual tours of the booths and of the show itself. Just wait until you see how cool this will be!
Let Me Know Your Interests
If you have interests about golf products or companies at the show, let me know. I’ll do my best to check them out and post back about them for you.