I’m here in Orlando in the press room at the PGA Show. I got in late last night.
To my horror, I discovered that all of my contacts and appointments for the show hadn’t synced to my laptop. So I have no idea where, who, when, what or how. I remember a few of my appointments and the rough times, but if any of you are wondering if I blew you off, email me and I’ll get to you asap.
Also, something in the air system of my luxurious room apparently doesn’t agree with my eyes. My eyes are so bloodshot I look like I’ve been partying in Vegas for a week. Speaking of the room, the discount rate I got over the phone seems to have disappeared and they’re trying to bill me 2x what I was quoted. I’ll deal with that later.
I’m resetting, having a coffee and getting ready to hit the floor…
I’m pretty sure I’m the only person in Chicago wearing shorts.
I have a short layover here, enough to sample the local Chicago beer “312.” Not bad.
Can’t type much because I’m using my iPhone to post. I did figure out how to dump images from my camera to my MacBook then to my iphone. I’ll upload a pic of the windy city soon.
Next post from Orlando!
The snow and frozen tundra of Salt Lake have me down. Therefore I’m staying an extra day after the PGA Show so I can play golf. I need a course to play in Orlando the day after the show ends, Sunday February 1st. That happens to be Superbowl Sunday.
My new friend The Orlando Golf Blogger and I (and whoever else is interested in playing) plan on engaging in a friendly on-course golf blogger competition. Then I’ll jump in my limo (a cab) and head to the airport to fly back to the damn snow.
Contact me if you have suggestions on a decent course near the convention center, or better yet, can get me a tee time with Arnie at Bay Hill on Sunday February 1st!
I’ll be blogging live, or “blogcasting” at the PGA Show in Orlando next week! Boy am I getting excited.
The HOG private jet (a.k.a. Southwest flight 761 to Chicago, then flight 1856 from Chicago to Orlando) leaves next Wednesday.
For those who haven’t seen my blog coverage of previous shows, I do a lot of live posts, take hundreds of photos and do dozens of live video interviews.
Ping at the PGA Show
Ping will have a booth at the PGA Show for the first time in quite a while, as they celebrate their 50th anniversary. I’ll be checking out and reporting on everything I can at the Ping booth.
Titleist returns to the PGA Show
I have a few connections at Titleist and I’m told that not only will they be at the show, they will have a “considerable presence.” I’ll be covering their considerable presence, considerably.
Jesse Ortiz – Bobby Jones Golf
I’m already booked for some time with my good friend Jesse Ortiz of Bobby Jones Golf. Jesse is one of the coolest people I’ve ever met in the golf industry. Jesse provided me two great interviews last year on his new wedges and driver. In fact, those videos were used as promotional videos on the Bobby Jones web site for a while!
New game plan for this year’s PGA Show
I have a bit of a new game plan for this year’s show. I need more time on the actual show floor than I’ve had in previous years. In previous years I’ve spent as much as 1/3 of my time in the press room editing, writing, dumping images, editing videos etc. I plan on doing some very quick posts live, but spending the bulk of my production time in the press room or my hotel room after the show. I also have previously only allotted myself 2.x days of the show due to flying home the night of the 3rd day. I’ve booked a whole extra day and I’ll be at the show from start to finish, all three days.
I also have some other ideas which are bouncing around my cranium. If the gears in my cerebral cortex get enough grease, I may be able to churn out some fun new items from this year’s show.
Yesterday I was browsing through some of my YouTube golf videos and happened to notice that they’d gone over the 1,000,000 views mark!
Now I realize that if I had videos of Paris Hilton nude or Britney Spears nude or some sort of Ameritrash stuff like that, my videos would top 1,000,000 in probably a day, but hey man this is GOLF! We’re talking about videos of people’s golf swings and videos of chasing geese off the course.