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Georgia PGA Merchandise Show

Georgia PGA's Main Event

Merchandise Show | Annual Meeting | Election

Sign up for our 2023 Georgia PGA Merchandise Show and Georgia PGA Annual Meeting!

The Merchandise Show will be held Monday, September 18 at the Alpharetta Conference Center at The Avalon. The Conference Center will also play host to our Annual Meeting and Elections on Tuesday, September 19. PGA Members will be able to earn up to 12 Professional Development Requirements (PDR’s) if you are registered for the Merchandise Show, attend all education breakouts, and attend the Annual Meeting.

*The Georgia PGA Merchandise Show is open to PGA Professionals, Associates, and golf buyers. It is NOT open to the general public.*

Georgia PGA At-Large Director Election

An election for two At-Large Directors will be held on September 19th at the 2023 Georgia PGA Annual Meeting at the Alpharetta Conference Center at The Avalon.

*You must REGISTER to receive your PDR’s*

(Merchandise Show ONLY)

(Annual Meeting ONLY)

Schedule of Events

Monday, September 18

9:00am-5:00pm – Merchandise Show (3 Meeting PDR’s)
11:00am-12:00pm – Breakout #1 – (1 Education PDR)
Impact of Technology on Golf Learning

  • Bruce Heppler, Men’s Golf Coach, Georgia Tech
  • Tim DeJarlais, East Coast Management, Foresight Sports
  • Nate Hairgrove, Director of Sports, OnForm
  • Jon Halpern, Director US Operations, Clippd
  • Moderator, John W Boykin, PGA Life Member

2:00pm-3:00pm – Breakout #2 (1 Education PDR)
Post Pandemic Operations

  • Elizabeth Clarkson, PGA General Manager, The Chimneys
  • Karl Gross, PGA Director of Golf, The Creek at Hard Labor
  • George Nealis, Club Fitter, Callaway Golf
  • Moderator, Scott Geary, Georgia PGA CEO

5:00pm-6:00pm – Breakout #3 w/COCKTAIL (1 Education PDR)
Merchandising Hot Topics Round Table

  • Aimee Ganote, Director of Retail, Capital City Club
  • Kristen Everard, Director of Retail, Atlanta Athletic Club
  • Caroline Basarab, PGA Director of Retail, Reynolds Lake Oconee
  • Chris Cartwright, PGA Head Professional, West Pines Golf Club
  • Steve Rudd, PGA General Manager, Summer Grove Golf Club
  • Nick Bailes, PGA Director of Golf, The Country Club of The South
  • Moderator, Russell Radel, PGA, Tate Team Sales

Tuesday, September 19
8:00am-2:00pm – Annual Meeting (3 Meeting PDR’s & 3 Education PDR’s)

  • Registration
  • Call to Order
  • Section Business
  • Elections
  • Town Hall with Nathan Charnes, PGA of America Secretary
  • Lunch
  • Will Robins, PGA – Inspirational Speaker and Coach

**Dress attire is coat & tie for men and for women business attire**