We can’t say enough how much we enjoyed the 2020 PGA Merchandising Show, in Orlando. We love this show and need to give our greatest compliments to Sherry Major and her amazing team for another great success! So many people, so many products, so much fun!
Along with bigger and better this year, we found some new, innovative, and FUN products that we want to showcase below. Of course we saw more than just 10 great products but we wanted to call special attention to the ones below.
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Birds of Condor
This brand has a chill, cool vibe that we absolutely love. It helps that the Australian based company’s inspiration comes from Musicians and Surfers alike. Birds of Condor makes awesome hats that look fantastic and feel great atop our domes. They also have vibrant threads for men and women that will grab the attention of the clubhouse. The brand claims, “Its a fresh alternative to mainstream with a visual pop that connects a youthful spirit and lifestyle.” We could not agree more! Check them out at: https://birdsofcondor.com
Titleist T400 irons
“I am not good enough to play Titleist!” I don’t believe this statement from anyone’s mouth, but I hear it all the time. The powers that be at Titleist must have heard the same and have come up with their solution. Enter the Titleist T400 irons. These super game improving irons are made for slower swing speeds. The oversized hollow bodies make the clubs more forgiving to mishits, while the stronger lofts give the high handicapper more distance. Per usual for the industry leader, Titleist made these thing gorgeous as well. Well done.
Theragun G3 Pro
I am sure we’ve all seen the ads on our social media pages for the ‘Hot New Massagers!’ And, if you are like me there was little hesitation before the scrolling continued. I thought little of these products until I reached the Theragun booth at the show and let the G3 Pro do its magic. Lets just say my sore muscles from over swinging at Demo Day loosened up right away. Scratch players and weekend warriors alike need to add this tool to their recovery arsenal.
Once again Callaway dominated Demo Day and the rest of the show. This year it was their new line of metal woods and irons: MAVRIK. The MAVRIK driver is available in Standard, Max, and Sub Zero while the irons feature “Flash Face” technology. Designed by Artificial Intelligence, The MAVRIK line is sure to be a favorite in 2020 for all skill levels.
Visit Callaway: https://www.callawaygolf.com
Medterra CBD products
CBD companies’ footprint is growing at the show every year, and Medterra is the leader. Medterra is the CBD company endorsed by tour pros Lucas Glover and Charley Hoffman that has a wide array of CBD capsules and topicals that are guaranteed to be THC free. Their CBD Rapid Cooling Cream was our favorite and is perfect for any golfer’s joint and muscle discomfort. Pair with the Theragun and you will be ready for another 18 holes.
The Bunker Wizard
“Rakes are for leaves, not sand!” This is what Jim Sorenson, CEO of Bunker Wizard, told me at his booth in the Orange County Convention Center. After watching his mesmerizing demonstration (a bunch of times) we agree with him whole heartedly. The standard bunker rake is a thing of the past. With one simple pass the Wizard (don’t call it a rake) leaves the sand smooth and free of footprints and rake marks. Hopefully your favorite course will be replacing their old rakes with The Bunker Wizard soon!
Learn more here: https://www.momentussports.com/product/bunker-wizard/
TaylorMade SIM Driver
If Tiger likes it (and he was seen testing it at The Farmers Insurance Open) we all should like it. This driver is cutting edge technology at its finest. SIM (Shape in Motion) offers more speed with increased aerodynamics when you need it most in the swing path. SIM has asymmetric sole design and the Inertia Generator positions weight at the rear of the club for more forgiveness off the tee. SIM also offers +/- 20 yards of draw/fade bias and is fully customizable. Check out more here: https://www.taylormadegolf.com
Zero friction golf products is becoming a leader in the industry. Their Spectra golf balls are two piece distance golf balls with a matte finish Surlyn cover that comes in the popular neon colors. Zero Friction also produces performance golf tees in the three, four, and five pronged variety that go above and beyond the standard tee. However, the one size fits all golf glove is our favorite offering from Zero Friction. Their patented compression-fit technology takes the guesswork out of finding the perfect size. Pick out your favorite color, and you are ready to grip it and rip it. Check them out at https://www.zerofriction.com
Golfboard makes the travel between shots your favorite part of the round. Who wouldn’t want to go “land surfing” up the fairway to your second shot. These things are an absolute blast and are solving a major downfall to our favorite sport; pace of play. With four golfers ‘surfing’ directly to their ball after each shot, Golfboard claims to cut the average round on their product to 2 hours and 37 minutes. Learn more: https://www.golfboard.com
Bridgestone TOUR B series
It would not be right if, at BreakfastBalls.golf, we did not dedicate a spot in our Best of Show to a golf ball! Luckily, Bridgestone made it an easy no brainer to have spot occupied by the TOUR B series. The new REACTIV cover technology gives the golfer more speed and more spin in the same ball. Being designed and played by Tiger Woods himself doesn’t hurt either.
Visit Bridgestone: https://www.bridgestonegolf.com
WOW. That’s how we sum up a week of everything PGA. We feel very lucky to be part of such a wonderful game. With over 40,000 golf industry professionals who treat each other and this game with the utmost respect, it’s easy to see why this event grows every year!