ORLANDO, Fla. — It has been quite the week covering the PGA Merchandise Show live on Golf Channel's Morning Drive. First there was surviving the cold and chaos at Demo Day on the country’s largest driving range at Orange County National. Then it was inside and onto the expansive show floor interviewing industry giants like Titleist, Callaway, and Foot-Joy, and speaking with newer golf brands like Malbon Golf, Quik Up Golf Range and Club Glove. It's been one jam-packed and illuminating event.
Here are a few companies and products that really stood out to me. You can view each company's video segment (plus others) in the playlist below.
Synthetic Turf International: They’ll come to your home and install a custom putting green and even make it a replica of your favorite holes at Augusta National or Pebble Beach.
Club Glove: Most people know this brand for their indestructible golf travel bags, but their luggage offerings take it to a whole new level in quality, durability, and looks.
Corkcicle: They made me a custom cup engraved with my name and did similar engravings for attendees all week. Their 25 oz. water bottles can also fit an entire bottle of wine and their cooler backpacks and accessories just bring an entirely different take to what’s out there in the bottle market.
Malbon Golf: This recently-founded brand has a new take on not just golf fashion but golf lifestyle. They're redefining what the golf lifestyle means and their fashion transcends golf appealing to artists, rappers, and fashion lovers alike.
There’s no way to really prepare for a 4am wake up five days in a row so I’ve had quite the learning curve and the thrill of live television is its own beast, but I’m so thankful to the Morning Drive team for having me and allowing me to help bring all things golf and golf lifestyle to our viewers and especially the Golf Advisor audience. I’ll catch you out on the road soon!