One of my previous experiences at Orange County National was spent next to Tiger Woods…could Demo Day & its massive size be quite as intimidating?

By Jon Levy

ORLANDO, Fla. – If the PGA Show’s oversized Orange County Convention Center had an equal in terms of golf practice facilities, then the one at Orange County National – site of today’s PGA Merchandise Show Demo Day – definitely has a seat at the same table.

Just like the gigantic halls of the OCCC, OCN’s full-circle range housing nearly 10,000 PGA pros hitting 1 million golf balls today alone(!), is BIG to say the least.

Intimidating? Perhaps. But, like the Show itself, I’ve seen the madness of Demo Day and OCN before, so off we go.

In fact, many years ago, I was here in a different capacity …

A 1999 Nike TV spot with Tiger Woods – I’m the one in the striped shirt behind him. 

But, I digress.

Keep an eye out as we post photos and videos throughout the day of some of the more interesting items at Demo Day, in-hand reviews of the newest gear, and *something* exciting (and potentially disastrous) for yours truly at the Callaway Golf range.

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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