Wooooooowwwww… What an awesome day! I’m pretty whooped, I never thought that a day walking back and forth all over a convention center could be so tiring!
Day one at the 2010 PGA Merchandise Show was awesome! Well, day one for me, I wasn’t able to attend the demo day yesterday. The show is the Disneyland for golfers, the excitement you feel as you’re checking in and walking through the foyer is reminiscent of the feelings I felt when I was a kid visiting Mickey’s home for the first time.
There’s actually a few similarities between the two places, you’ve got a bunch of strangers from all over the globe attending, parking was $11.00 for the day, unless you’re extremely lucky, you have to take a shuttle to get to the building and a pulled pork sandwich with a Pepsi will run you $13.00. 🙂
I’ll be writing more in depth posts next week, but today, I met a ton of great folks, started out visiting Bettinardi, then headed over to the range and took a couple swings with the Cleveland Launcher DST, which felt really good. After that, I stopped by the Full Swing Golf booth and watched long drive hitters Brooks Brady & Mike Dobbyn go head to head on the simulator.
Mike Dobbyn is the current World’s Longest Drive record holder, cranking it a lengthy 551 yards. After getting my photo taken with the world’s largest man, I ventured over to the first ever PGA Merchandise show tweetup where I met a bunch of fellow golf bloggers.
After that I ventured over to the Littlest Golfer booth and watched a fashion show with a bunch of little golfers 🙂
Spent a little time perusing the show, hit a couple more balls and then stopped by another simulator and watched golf trick shot artist David Edwards hit a golf ball out of a Korean Gentleman’s mouth..
A little more time on the floor and caught a sneak preview of the new David Leadbetter “My Personal Golf Trainer” Wii game.
The old adage “time flies when you’re having fun” has never been more truer than it was today. I couldn’t believe it, I received a phone call from Mrs. OGB and checked the time, was almost 6pm! Insane! I did one more circuit and then packed it in for the day.
Can’t wait for tomorrow!