2011 PGA Merchandise Show: Recap

Companies began breaking down their booths Saturday afternoon at the conclusion of the PGA Merchandise Show.

ORLANDO, Fla. – The 2011 PGA Merchandise Show wrapped Saturday afternoon, capping three days of golf equipment, apparel and gadget debuts. Tour players like Nancy Lopez, Greg Norman, Natalie Gulbis, Matt Kuchar and Paula Creamer mingled among a packed house of show-goers, occasionally hopping onstage or picking up a microphone to talk about everything from major titles to golf equipment (signing autographs and posing for photos along the way). As Orange County Convention Center clears out, take a look back at Golfweek’s extensive Show coverage to make sure you didn’t miss a bit of the action.

For a one-stop shot that includes videos, blogs, galleries and more from the week, check out our complete coverage page.

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New equipment, particularly drivers, attracted a lot of attention during the Show. Check out a sampling of the newest sticks on display at booths dotting the showroom floor and tents set up at the indoor driving range that spanned one end of the convention center.

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Golfweek.com hit the ground on opening morning to find the pulse at this year’s Show. Check out the video blog.

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Apparel companies brought out their best and brightest this week, displaying everything from hats to belts to outerwear. With apparel lines geared specifically toward men, women and even children, no player was left out.

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Golfweek's fashion editor Ashley Crain spent the week at the many apparel booths on the show floor. Check out her blog posts on everything from iconic brands like Ashworth to the trendy Catwalk Performance Artwear.

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TaylorMade-Adidas CEO Mark King is lobbying for a new set of rules to make the game easier for beginners and recreational players, like using 15-inch cups. He told Gene Yasuda his story.

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Computer screens and simulators displayed technology designed specifically for golfers. Whether you want to hit balls at a simulated Pebble Beach or work on your game and your gear, chances are there is a model for you.

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Merchandise Show week began Wednesday with Demo Day. Check out a visual recap of the giant driving range party, where hundreds of PGA pros the chance to test new technology each year.

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Lexi Thompson was one of a handful of stars who turned out Wednesday for Demo Day at the PGA Show. Golfweek got an exclusive interview.

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