Day Two of the PGA Show in Orlando, Fla., is in the books. And what a day it was.
Loud music, live mannequins, and a tank were all on display at the Orange County Convention Center. Wait, a tank? You bet, I mean, what better way to promote your new Odyssey Tank putter than rolling out a 50-ton death machine. It took me a minute to even realize there were putters in front of the tank, but when I did, I got my hands on one … and it felt great. Heavy on both ends to promote an easy stroke, Odyssey has something great on their hands.
And live mannequins? Sure, why not. The folks at Puma found a fun way to fool the eye, placing people next to plastic to show off their new clothing line. Bright colors, loud music, a breath of youthful air into this age-old game.
Here’s a quick overview of what I saw: Scotty Cameron putters are still gorgeous. Titleist irons are pure, but Mizuno irons are buttery. Callaway was buzzing and for good reason, the Big Bertha is legit. Nike has Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods still, and the red driver is actually pretty cool. Couldn’t miss the TaylorMade booth if you tried, and don’t worry, their clubs keep getting better, Loft Up indeed.
Six hours walking the floor of the OCCC and I only covered half of the show. Day Three is today. Next up: clothing and shoes.
After all, you have to look good to play good.