Congratulations to the award-winners from various PGA zones and those yet to be named over the next few weeks.
The presentation of these awards usually takes place at the various buying shows going on around the country and there are still a few left before the season wraps up.
Many of us will remember the days when the shows were much more elaborate, the big booth variety in many cases, but many have since become more subdued in presentation and reduced in duration.
This has been done to help make the shows more manageable for exhibiting companies who not that long ago were concerned with the expense and manpower required to be at the various shows across the country.
Add to that the fact that buying is a lot differently than it was back then. Apparel companies, for example, are working on earlier deadlines well before the shows are held and the focus on custom-fitting means less equipment inventory in the shops.
Regional reps play such an important role in establishing relationships with each individual shop and try to be as accommodating as possible to the needs of their customers, while online ordering is so common these days. Like so many businesses and business practices, buying and selling merchandise is ever evolving.
In the case of golf’s buying shows, there are other aspects such as networking and education seminars that make them worthwhile in the eyes of attendees and they still generate revenue for the respective zones, but do you believe that there is a future for such shows in Canada?
That’s the topic of this week’s GNN Poll.
You can vote below or on the GNN home page and, as always, feel free to expand your thoughts in the Comments section below.
Do you believe there is a long-term future for the regional buying shows in Canada?
- NO (60%)
- YES (40%)