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Donald Trump, Annika team up to lead panel at PGA Merchandise Show

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Ottawa-area golf industry visitors to the 61st PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando will be able to get some how-to-grow-the-game insights from Donald Trump and Annika Sorenstam.

The famed entrepreneur and golf course developer joins the PGA/LPGA legend and 2013 PGA First Lady of Golf for a State of the Industry panel on Jan. 22.

The panel also includes PGA of America President Ted Bishop, former USGA Executive Director David Fay, Golf Channel President Mike McCarley and TaylorMade-adidas Golf Chief Executive Officer Mark King.

Presented by the PGA of America, the panel will appear at 10:30 a.m. on the PGA Forum Stage in the Orange County Convention Center. They will provide an expert forecast on what to expect in the industry for the coming year, as well as serve as a forum to analyze crucial topics.

The session concludes with a question-and-answer session involving PGA professionals and industry executives from nearly 80 countries that are expected to attend the gathering.

Here are some of presentations scheduled for the PGA Forum Stage:

  • Attracting Millennials to golf
  • Fostering a women-friendly golf environment
  • Improving golf customer service
  • Growing PGA junior league golf
  • Sharing best practices of golf’s top teachers

Many of golf’s leading manufacturers, including Cobra Puma Golf, Ping, TaylorMade adidas Golf, Callaway Golf, U.S. Kids Golf, Golf Digest and Golf Channel, are also slated to produce presentations.