golfchickThere are more than 1,000 golf companies and brands showing in the million square feet of exhibit space -- something like 10 miles of aisles. It is exhausting to try to get to all the appointments we have in three days!
I have no idea how many new products survive, and how many come back to spend big bucks. I answered a question about costs to exhibit in the Tacky is as Tacky does post.
Interesting information Chris.There is no limit to people's dreams and obviously the convention organizers are more than happy to let people roll the dice...for a price! What are you typically looking to accomplish when you attend the show? I assume you want to see the latest and greatest product offerings from the major manufacturers of equipment and apparel (we all know you have FJ/Titleist at the top of the list, but you have to see what the competition is bringing to the fight!) and place selected orders. OUtside of that buyers mission, what else do you look for? Is the show like a giant mystery gift box? Regardless, it sounds like a lot of FUN WORK!
I wise man once told me, never let your hobby become your work, since it will then no longer be a hobby but your job. It's quite profound really. While we can say it would be great to work at what we love, in the end, it totally changes things, and sometimes not in a good way. I know many people in the golf industry, and the consensus is that it reduces the amount of time they have to play and changes the nature of time they can actually participate in the parts of the game they love.
Yes, it is awesome to walk the aisles and see all the great products. But work is work, and the stresses in that aspect, for me, would just make my relationship with golf not as enjoyable.