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2011 PGA Merchandise Show (Day 1)

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Matt Kuchar answers questions from an XM radio golf analyst at the Bridgestone booth.

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Teaching pro Butch Harmon and LPGA player Natalie Gulbis spent an hour at the Winn Grips booth signing autographs Thursday afternoon. The line – perhaps 100 or so – snaked around the booth. Gulbis signed posters and chatted as cell-phone cameras captured the occasion.
The EagleOne booth displays an array of lightweight aluminum signage designed to weather long-term outdoor use.
The Bobby Jones booth displays men’s and women’s hats and clothing on the apparel end of the PGA Merchandise Show floor.
The view from the Osprey Cafe at the Orange County Convention Center shows equipment and apparel booths crowded onto the PGA Merchandise Show floor.
Gary Pierce (left), a player promotion manager, and Rocky Kinsey, golf professional at Eastwood Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., look at Mizuno wedges at the PGA Merchandise Show’s indoor range.
Jerry Crow from Asheville, N.C., tries out a Bridgestone J38 6-iron at the indoor range on the floor of the PGA Merchandise Show.
Equipment companies set up tents on one end of the Orange County Convention Center where show-goers could test out golf clubs at an indoor range.
Lamborghini and Callaway recently joined forces to create a new material called Forged Composite, featured in 2011 Callaway drivers and the Sesto Element Lamborghini. The 2011 Lamborghini Superleggera (which means “super light” in Italian) features the material in its body.
Tyler Brandeburg, of Lady Lake, Fla., tests out a PGA Tour SimSurround simulator from aboutGolf. The company displayed both the SimSurround and Classic models on the show floor, both of which are performance-oriented simulators.
Matt Kuchar answers questions from an XM radio golf analyst at the Bridgestone booth.
Dave Pelz joins Golf Channel's Scott Walker to demonstrate the proper technique for hitting a shot off a downhill lie. The shot is one of 10 featured in Pelz’s book, “Golf Without Fear.”
A headcover tree at the ProActive Sports booth stood next to an array of golf accessories, gifts, awards and Clicgear three-wheeled push carts.