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2018 PGA Forum Stage Presentations

If you missed a presentation at this year's PGA Merchandise Show, you can watch it here. Presentations focused on diversity, instruction, golf's environmental footprint and employment. Featured guests included Past PGA Champions John Daly and Davis Love III, representatives from Topgolf and GOLFTEC, Ron Jaworski and Lou Holtz.

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100th PGA Championship Celebration & Panel Discussion
As the PGA gets ready to celebrate 100 years of the PGA Championship in August, past champions Davis Love III (1997) and John Daly (1991) relive the special moments of the year they captured the coveted Wanamaker Trophy.

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The Digital and Communication Landscape in Golf
Greg Norman, Mark Wagner (President of Club Car) and Michael Toto (Global Product Executive at Verizon) discuss the advances that have been made in communicating with consumers throughout their golf experiences using technology.

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Sirius XM Teacher Town Hall
Learn from some of the leading PGA of America teachers including Michael Breed, Hank Haney, David Leadbetter and Larry Rinker.

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Building Your Teaching & Coaching Business
Michael Breed, the 2012 PGA of America Teacher of the Year, leads a panel of PGA Professionals providing their best practices on building your brand and teaching business.

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Greening the Greens: Improving Golf’s Environmental Footprint
A panel discussion revolving around energy efficiency, environmental impact and best practices. Panelists include Ron Jaworski (NFL personality and multi-golf course owner), Justin Zuelner (Executive Director of the Green Sports Alliance), Andrew Singer (Vice President of Retail Power at Constellation) and past PGA President Derek Sprague (General Manager of TPC Sawgrass).

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New Career Opportunities in Golf
Joe Assell (CEO of GOLFTEC) and Craig Kessler (COO of Topgolf) lead the discussion.

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Golf USA Tee Time Coalition
Jay Karen, CEO of the National Golf Course Owners Association, focused on the golf facility operator and the “Bill of Rights.” Arnaud Zunz of Priswing presented yield management best practices.

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Workforce 2028: Mission Critical
The focus of diversifying the golf industry workforce with an ultimate goal of increasing diversification among golfers nationwide was the topic here. Panel guests included Porter Braswell (CEO of Jopwell), Dave Cavossa (CEO of CaddieNow), Rachel Mabee (PGA REACH), Steve Schloss (Chief People Officer of the USGA) and Renee Tirado (VP Talent and Head of Diversity of Inclusion at Major League Baseball).

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SiriusXM State of the Game
PGA CEO Pete Bevacqua and guest co-host Lou Holtz present engaging and fun interviews with special guests from the golf world.

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Fostering a Culture of Innovation, Technology and Enhanced Guest Experiences at Topgolf
Topgolf Executive Chairman Erik Anderson; Chief Technology Officer, Andrew Macaulay; CMO Brian Radics; and COO, Craig Kessler touched on several key topics which are relevant to PGA Members in every facet of the golf industry.

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The Future of Teaching & Coaching in Golf
Panel discussion featuring leaders in technology, data collection and golf. Panelists include Rick Clemmer (CEO of NXP Semiconductors), Martin Manniche (former CEO and CTO of Greenwave) and John McGuire (CEO of GAMEGOLF).

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Industry Trends Impacting Your Career
Hear from top employers in the golf industry including Dana Garmany (CEO of Troon), Peter Hill (CEO of Billy Casper Golf) and Michael Leemhuis (President of Ocean Reef Club).

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