Like many things in early 2021, the annual PGA Merchandise Show was forced to go virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In late January, the idea of encouraging 20,000-30,000 from all over the United States to travel and descend on Orlando to attend an indoor trade show wasn’t safe or feasible.
However, the PGA of America and Reed Exhibitions, the organizations that host the show, announced on Monday morning that the 2022 show will be an in-person gathering. It will take place January 25-28 at the Orange County Convention Center and Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge.
Jim Richerson, the president of the PGA of America, said, “The 2022 PGA Show will play an especially important role in helping the industry and PGA Professionals move forward from the pandemic, capitalizing on the growing interest in the sport and uncovering new tools to improve the grassroots golf experience.”
Richerson added that decreased attendance at the show is expected, with some PGA of America members, industry insiders and media members still electing not to travel. However, a recent survey of potential attendees found that 70 percent of PGA professionals and top buyers currently plan to…
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