I know the PGA show is coming up soon and wanted to give you all some insight into what some of the top instructors are looking forward to checking out.
So to kick it off. Here is Joe Bosco’s list of things he’s looking forward to at the 2014 PGA Show.
Hey thanks Cordie. So here’s a quick run down of the booths and products I’m most excited about.
(and a couple sessions below that)
Edel Golf – Debut of their custom fit forged irons.
David Edel is a master engineer who has designed some outstanding clubs using fantastic materials. (their putters are a great competitor to Scotty Cameron) Really nice high end stuff. Highly custom – for instance, the alignment system of each player is considered in the fitting process.
Also, they started working closely with Mike Adams on wedges. Best wedge fitting approach I’ve ever seen. Quick fact – Tour average of wedge bounce is 18. Most people don’t have enough bounce on their wedges causing chunks and digs. Edel Golf has bounce all the way up to 24 degrees.
I definitely think this is a great company and I’m excited to check out all their products.
Titleist Line – Always on the cutting edge equipment for the best players. Looking forward to seeing their new irons and drivers. Some might say I’ve always been a little partial to Titleist.
Ping – Stan Utley will be there promoting Ping. Always a leader in putting. (A lot of great players love and use Ping putters. ) I always like to make sure I’m on top of what the best are using and promoting.
TrackMan – I’ve used Trackman since it came out and I’m always excited to see the latest improvements. I use this tool all the time. If you haven’t checked it out – I would definitely recommend it.
SAM PuttLab – Again I’ve used it since it came out. Always excited to see what new developments they have. It’s a great piece of technology I use it all the time with my students.
Swing Byte – I was part of the beta testing and I’m excited to see what they have this year. (as you can tell I love the latest tech)
Eyeline Golf – I’m always looking to see if there are any new Eyeline training aids. Big fan of what they’ve done in the past. Putting and non putting. (I might be at their booth on Wednesday promoting my new book as well)
You never know what you’re going to find at the PGA Show. I’m always on the lookout for more training aids and tools. I always like the ones that focus on feel and connecting that to visual. I’ve found some great tools that I use with my students on a regular basis this way. Be open and see what strikes you.
On a side note…
There is something very new and exciting coming to this years Demo Day at Orange County National — an adult student of mine and business man has launched a new company that will be conducting a very very exciting day long event that EVERY PRO will want to participate in — as the Golf Channel will be covering all day! I’m sworn to keep it a secret in specific terms until the 15th…so stay tuned…let’s put it this way: bring your best approach iron swing with you — you just might have a life changing experience that day!
The Art of Golf – Stan Utley is a great friend and mentor of mine. I always try to make sure I catch any content he’s putting out there. I would recommend all of you attending this as well.
Golf Improvement Techinques – I have a great respect for David Leadbetter and his teaching philosophies. (I remember having dinner with him a year or two ago and really enjoyed discussing swing philosophies with him)
Concepts of Both Swing And Fitness That Confuse and Sometimes Hurt Students with Mike Malaska – I’m always trying to better myself and grow my knowledge. I would encourage you to work on expanding your knowledge beyond what you normally hear. If something interests you go check it out.
I’m especially interested in anything on the mental side of the game. With the release of my new book (Real Golf: Taking Your Best Game to the Course
) this is where my primary interest lies.
I’m always excited to meet new people at the PGA show. So please follow me on Twitter and I’ll try and post up where I am on different days.