The PGA Show 2017
Each year Foremost Golf fly out to the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida, where all of the major companies release their latest products for the year ahead. It's here when Foremost TV bank videos with the brand's key personnel about all of the products that'll be hitting the shelves of your local Foremost professional's pro shop in the coming months.
However before that kicked off we had a day to ourselves on the Monday when the Foremost Team hired some clubs and went for a round at one of the Disney World courses, Lake Buena Vista. As you can tell from the photos below, it was a rather picturesque course with plenty of water around every corner. As for the golf itself, the keenly fought contest match went all the way down to the last hole when the young guns finally prevailed.
The PGA Show gets underway with the 'Demo Day' on the Tuesday and this is arguably the most fascinating day of the three. For any golf equipment junkie (which I have to confess to being) I can only describe it as being like a kid in a candy shop. You walk onto the range at Orange County National to find brand after brand lined up across the range in a circle where you can hit the new releases into the centre (don't worry, it's about 500 yards wide so not even the longest of hitters would reach the other side).
This was the start of a busy three days for the Foremost Team as Foremost TV went from one brand to the next, collecting video after video to use throughout 2017. From TaylorMade's impressive M metals and players' irons, to Callaway's Epic new driver (pun intended) to PING's beautiful i200 irons, no stone was left unturned.
Once the Demo Day was out of the way it was on to the PGA Merchandise Show itself on Wednesday and Thursday. With more interviews pencilled in from 9am until 5pm both days - this time focusing on apparel, ball, accessories and footwear - there was no rest for Foremost TV. Over the two days the team met with the likes of Titleist regarding their upgraded Pro V1 and Pro V1 ball, Under Armour focusing on their shoe range for 2017 as well as Garmin and their extensive range of GPS products.
A particular highlight for the team was an exclusive interview with world renowned golf coach David Leadbetter who was at the show on behalf of Golf Pride (pictured below). The interview focused on the importance of re-gripping, something which is regularly neglected by the amateur golfer. To round things off we even had time to take part in an interactive session with Bubba Watson on the Oakley stand.
It was straight to the airport from the show on Thursday afternoon as we made our way back to the UK. All in all a truly inspirational few days where you can't help but leave with a few ideas for the year ahead. The product being released in 2017 is incredible with some ground-breaking technology helping golfers to enjoy better golf. So if you've been considering new equipment there is no better time to upgrade…