PGA Merchandise Show Boasts Game Changers
Every year the golf world’s top companies gather in Orlando, Florida to display their latest improvements, creations and ideas at the PGA Merchandise Show. We can always count on our golf giants to ‘wow’ us with their latest technology bred from hundreds of hours of R&D, but we’d like to highlight a few companies that are taking a different approach. The companies that’s intention is to move the game forward by attracting new players or keeping the existing ones.
Here are a few that stood out for us:
Now, this had been in the public eye for a year, but we have to highlight its brilliance. Incorporating the power of a golf cart, the independence of a Segway and the coolness of a skateboard into one vehicle addresses a couple issues with our game. The Golf Board gets you around 18 holes 30% faster as a twosome over the golf-cart time. Just be sure you’re the dew-whipper at 7am. It also adds an element of fun in between shots which, for some, our game itself doesn’t offer enough of. At $6500 a pop it’s a little pricey but 250 courses around the world currently have them on hand for rental.
One of the world leading golf simulator companies has launched Zombie Golf. Stay with me. The game is set up like a driving range with zombies inching towards you. Your goal is to hit the right shot in order to kill them. Simple concept but no one can argue that video games have managed to reach an incredible range of people spanning from every generation. Implementing that interest into golf should do the same thing. Not assuming everyone will have a golf simulator in their house, but if people of all ages want to knock-off a few living dead, then why not do it at the local Golf Simulator spot with a club in their hand.
No doubt golf has come a long way pertaining to fashion. Since it’s birth, G/Fore has helped move the needle towards an exclusive and style-forward look that catches the eye with wild colours and unique cuts. We’ve taken a liking to the Crusader. A high top shoe that Bubba Watson has sported on tour for the past year. The ‘street’ styled look may not be for everyone but we love that this special company has created something that may get more people interested in the game.