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Davis Love III, John Daly, Greg Norman, Lou Holtz, Ron Jaworski, Hank Haney, David Leadbetter, Jim McLean, Larry Rinker, Bailey Mosier, Matt Adams, Michael Breed and Debbie Doniger join PGA of America leaders, industry executives and other top PGA Teachers as featured speakers and hosts

Photo Credit: PGA 2018 Merchandise Show

Photo Credit: PGA 2018 Merchandise Show

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (January 17, 2018) – The PGA Forum Stage presented by OMEGA at the 65th PGA Merchandise Show will offer a full schedule of compelling speakers and diverse programming for thousands of attending PGA Professionals and industry leaders at the annual “MAJOR of Golf Business,” Jan. 24-26, in Orlando, Fla.

Presentations will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 24, with the event’s keynote program, “100th PGA Championship Celebration” – a panel discussion featuring past PGA Champions Davis Love III and John Daly who will share memorable moments from their major championship victories and announce the PGA’s plans for the upcoming 100th PGA Championship, Aug. 9-12, at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. Additional first-day programming highlights include the Sirius XM Teachers Town Hall featuring Michael Breed, Hank Haney, David Leadbetter, Jim McLean and Larry Rinker, and programming on technology in golf, environmental initiatives and employment opportunities.

Days 2 and 3 presentations on the PGA Forum Stage, presented by OMEGA, cover a diverse array of topics including golf facility management, industry diversity, growth-of-the-game programs, employment, technology, teaching and a new live fashion show.

“The 2018 PGA Forum Stage presented by OMEGA covers a wide scope of meaningful presentations designed to inspire important dialogue that will help move forward the careers of our PGA Professionals, their businesses, the golf industry and growth of the game,” said PGA of America President Paul Levy. “It’s great to see so many industry leaders utilize this platform to connect with so many PGA Professionals, buyers and golf executives gathering in Orlando.”

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 more than 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.

Green Sports Alliance Executive Director, Justin Zeulner is speaking on the following panel:

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Greening the Greens: Improving Golf’s Environmental Footprint – Panel discussion revolving around energy efficiency, environmental impact and best practices featuring various experts in the field. Guests include NFL personality and multi-golf course owner Ron Jaworski; Justin Zeulner, Executive Director of the Green Sports Alliance; Andrew Singer, Vice President of Retail Power at Constellation; and Honorary PGA President and current General Manager of TPC Sawgrass, Derek Sprague. The discussion is moderated by Matt Adams of Golf Channel and SiriusXM.

Read the full 2018 schedule.