From hitting all of the latest equipment to challenging Long Drive Champion Jamie Sadlowski to a competition, it was a great Demo Day at the PGA Merchandise Show.

By Jon Levy

ORLANDO, Fla. – Wow. What a day.

Enormous full-circle golf range, more new equipment than you could hit in 10 lifetimes, onsite club engineers, tour pros and golf personalities – yes, the PGA Merchandise Show’s Demo Day had it all today and the week’s just getting started. Check out a few of the top moments from our day out on the range below:

Did I say I’d have that supersized coffee at the end of the week? Let’s go ahead and push that up a few days to get the caffeine train flowing now.

Yes, it most certainly was a long day, but but an incredible one at that and I feel fortunate to have been part of it.

My highlight? Challenging two-time long drive champ Jamie Sadlowski to a competition and losing by less than two yards. Granted, he may have been hitting a 2-iron to my driver, but, whatever. Details.

Jon Levy & Jamie Sadlowski
Jamie Sadlowski & Jon Levy

So, now it’s a quick sleep and then off to the Big Show tomorrow morning. I’m ready. More fun to come…

Check out more photos from Demo Day here.

A former Instruction & Equipment Editor at and guest author for, Golfweek and others, Jon Levy is an accomplished golf writer. His extensive golf experience also stems from a competitive background in college (Iowa State Univ.) and on the mini tours, and nine years as a college golf coach at the University of Colorado, Scottsdale Community College and Paradise Valley Community College. In 2007, Jon was named the NJCAA National Coach of the Year after leading Scottsdale to the NJCAA National Championship title.


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