Press Release: Programs for PGA Forum Stage presented by OMEGA Announced for the 2020 PGA Show

January 14, 2020

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2020) – The PGA Forum Stage presented by OMEGA at the 67th PGA Merchandise Show will offer a full schedule of diverse programming from the PGA of America in collaboration with golf’s leading organizations, industry executives, NFL players and coaches, and top PGA coaches at the annual “Major of Golf Business,” Jan. 22-24, in Orlando, Florida.

Presentations will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 22, and include topics such as adaptive golf, coaching best practices and workforce diversity. Additionally, the PGA of America will collaborate with the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and the United States Tennis Association for a special presentation on the American Development Model (ADM). Also, the Greg Norman “Attack Life” SiriusXM radio show will be live from the PGA Forum Stage presented by OMEGA.

Day 2 presentations are headlined by the State of the Industry address with the PGA of America, USGA, NGCOA and the GCSAA; the NFL Player Business Entrepreneurship Panel headlined by Ron Jaworski and Thurman Thomas; and a Golf Travel Forum, presented by PGA Magazine, which includes a chance to win a golf trip for two to Morocco for an audience member. Additionally, junior golf, PGA Professional best practices and golf career sessions will be presented.

Day 3 wraps up with stage programs focusing on coaching golf students with NFL Coach Jim Caldwell sharing insights to motivating athletes at all levels, followed by a panel of college golf coaches speaking to mentoring junior players in preparation for collegiate competition.

Multiple programs on the PGA Forum Stage presented by OMEGA will be live or recorded for SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, channels Sirius 208 and XM 92.

Organized by the PGA of America, the PGA Forum Stage was introduced in 2007, to provide the game’s leaders with an unprecedented opportunity to reach the nearly 40,000 attending international industry professionals on key matters that impact the business of golf. Those in attendance will roam nearly 10 miles of PGA Show aisles, featuring more than 1,000 exhibiting companies and brands displaying a wide range of products and services.

2020 Schedule – PGA Forum Stage presented by OMEGA
(subject to change, schedule as of 1/14/20)

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020

  • 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. – Experience of the Inaugural U.S. Women’s PGA Cup Team
    • Panel: PGA President & Captain Suzy Whaley, PGA, and team members: Joanna Coe, PGA; Ashley Grier, PGA; Seul-Ki Park, PGA; Alison Curdt, PGA
    • Moderator: Charlie Rymer, PGA
  • 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. – Adaptive Golf
    • EQ Sylvester, Scott Schroeder, Laura Miller, Chris Nowak
    • Moderator: Ann Liguori
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Attack Life Radio with Greg Norman & Brian Katrek – LIVE on SiriusXM Radio Hosts: Greg Norman & Brian Katrek. Guests: Seth Waugh, Joey Diovisalvi, Ron Jaworski
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Teaching & Coaching Town Hall–- Recorded for SiriusXM Radio
    • Panel: Michael Breed, PGA, Debbie Doniger, Larry Rinker, PGA, Jim McLean, PGA, David Armitage, PGA
  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, PGA of America, U.S. Tennis Association – American Development Model (ADM) – Developing a New Generation of Athletes
    • Panel: Ted Logan – Director of Coaching & Player Development, PGA of America; Chris Snyder – Director of Coaching, USOC; Craig Morris – CEO of Community Tennis, USTA; Dr. Steve Norris – World leading expert on Long Term Athlete Development
    • Moderator: Charlie Rymer, PGA
  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – PGA of America Radio Show – LIVE on SiriusXM Radio
    • Panel: Rob Smith, Keith Stewart, PGA Will Robins, PGA
    • Host: Dave Marr III
  • 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. – Sustaining an Inclusive Workforce
    • Panel: PGA WORKS Fellows. Moderator: Rachel Mabee
  • 4:45 – 6:00 p.m. – US Kids Top 50 Awards Ceremony & Reception
    • Moderator: Brian Crowell, PGA

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

  • 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. – Golf Travel Forum, presented by PGA Magazine, The Value of Group Golf Travel. Chance to Win a Golf Trip to Morocco during Presentation
    • Panel: Casey Brozek, PGA, Quail West Golf and Country Club, Naples, Fla. – Director of Golf; David Dorn, PGA, Woodmont Country Club, Rockville, Md.,– Director of Golf; Cathy Matthews-Kane, PGA, Country Club of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colo. – General Manager; Rich Tock, PGA, Erin Hills, Erin, Wis. – Ambassador to PGA Professionals.
    • Moderator: Ryan Gingrow, PGA, Senior Relationship Manager, PGA Magazine
  • 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. – Callaway & PGA Career Services – Succeeding as a Head Professional
    • Patrick White, PGA, Head Golf Professional at Woodland Country Club in Carmel, Ind.; Kyle Cramer, PGA, Head Golf Professional at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.; Todd Smith, PGA, Indiana PGA Career Consultant and former Owner of Rock Hollow Golf Club
    • Moderator: Scott Kmiec, PGA of America Senior Director, Career Services
  • 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. – State of the Industry CEO Panel – Challenges and Solutions for 2020 and Beyond – Recorded for SiriusXM Radio
    • Panel: Mike Davis, CEO, USGA; Rhett Evans, CEO, GCSAA; Jay Karen, CEO, NGCOA
    • Moderator: Seth Waugh, CEO, PGA of America
  • 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. – Junior Golf Town Hall – LIVE on SiriusXM Radio
    • Panel: PGA President Suzy Whaley, PGA, Mike Suhre, PGA, Jason Witczak, PGA Moderator: Carl Paulson
  • 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. – NFL Players Share their Entrepreneurship Success after Playing at the Highest Level of the Game – Recorded for SiriusXM Radio
    • Panel: Ron Jaworski (Eagles), Thurman Thomas (Bills), Bart Oates (Giants/49ers), Beasley Reece (Cowboys/Giants/Buccaneers)
    • Moderator: Brian Crowell, PGA
  • 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. – PGA Professional Town Hall – The Role a PGA Professional Plays in the Game and Business of Golf – Recorded for SiriusXM Radio
    • Panel: Bob Ford, PGA, Jack Druga, PGA, Jeff Warne, PGA, Caroline Basarab, PGA
    • Moderator: Brad Faxon, PGA
  • 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. – Coaching and Recruiting from the Eyes of a College Golf Coach
    • Panel: Todd Oehrlein, WGCA President, University of Wisconsin; Emily Bastel Glaser, Women’s Golf Coach, University of Florida; Greg Sands, Head Men’s Golf Coach, Texas Tech; Bob Simms, Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach, St John Fisher College; Jamie Howell, PGA, Head Mens and Women’s Golf Coach, Eastern Florida State
    • Moderator: Charlie Rymer, PGA
  • 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. – A 2020 Vision for the Future of Caddying
    • Panel: Bob Ford, PGA, Andrew Shuck, PGA, Ben Engle
    • Moderator: Charlie Rymer, PGA

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Coaching in the NFL – Keys to Motivating Athletes at All Levels – Recorded for SiriusXM Radio
    • Panel: Jim Caldwell (Coach – Colts/Ravens/Lions/Dolphins), Tracy Porter (Player – Lions/Colts)
    • Moderator: Brian Crowell, PGA
  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – College Coaches Town Hall – LIVE on SiriusXM Radio
    • Panel: Conrad Ray, Trey Jones, Frank Darby, PGA
    • Moderator: Carl Paulson
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Women’s Golf Town Hall – LIVE on SiriusXM Radio
    • Panel: Debbie Doniger, Patti Thomas, Mike D’Agostino, PGA
    • Moderator: Carl Paulson

About the PGA Merchandise Show
The 67th PGA Merchandise Show, held Jan. 21-24, 2020, in Orlando, will welcome some 1,000 top golf companies and brands and nearly 40,000 industry professionals from around the world to the industry’s annual global summit for the business of golf.

In 2020, PGA Show Week begins with the NGCOA’s Golf Business Conference (Jan. 20–22), the AGM Retail Conference (Jan. 21) and the PGA Show Education Conference (Jan 21–24) at the Orange County Convention Center. The 18th Annual PGA Show Demo Day, featuring nearly 100 top golf companies within 200+ hitting bays, practice greens, and a golf cart test track, will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Orange County National Golf Center. PGA Merchandise Show exhibits, demonstrations, education seminars, special events and industry presentations will fill out the industry calendar Wednesday – Friday, Jan. 22-24, at the Convention Center. Additionally, the Racquet and Paddle Sports Show, a four-day trade event for the tennis, racquet and paddle sports industry, will be co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 22-24, in the Convention Center (West Halls E/F).

The PGA Merchandise Show, “the MAJOR of Golf Business,” is organized in partnership with the PGA of America and is a trade-only event, not open to the public.

Learn more at PGAShow.com.