Hank Haney, Jim Fannin Featured Daily Speakers at 2012 PGA Expo

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Renowned golf instructor Hank Haney and Jim Fannin, a successful mental performance coach to many sports and business professionals, will be the featured daily guest speakers at the 2012 PGA Expo in Las Vegas Aug. 21-22.

Each exhibition morning will offer a complimentary featured speaker session beginning at 9 a.m. on the event's main stage inside the Venetian Ballroom.

"We are especially pleased to work with two of the best presenters in business and sports to launch our daily featured speaker program at the 2012 PGA Expo," said PGA Golf Exhibitions Vice President John McGeary. "PGA Professionals and golf buyers can begin their morning by learning from the best in teaching and business performance before uncovering the latest golf merchandise and retail trends from some 250 top brands and companies."

Tuesday, August 21
Hank Haney - Excel Through Golf
9 a.m., PGA Expo Main Stage
• Achieve & Maintain Instruction Excellence
• Growing the Game
• Successful Business Motivators

Hank Haney is ranked annually as one of the finest instructors in the world having coached more than 200 touring professionals from the PGA, LPGA, Champions, European, Japanese, Australian and Asian Tours over the course of his distinguished career. His students have won every major championship in professional golf, amateur golf and junior golf during his 35-plus years of teaching. He has gained further notoriety for his starring role on "The Haney Project," one of the highest-rated original entertainment television series on the Golf Channel where Haney instructs celebrity personalities with the goal of helping them achieve new personal benchmarks as amateur golfers.

Haney has authored four books on golf instruction, including "The Big Miss" in 2012, and produced 14 instructional DVD titles, in addition to leading more than 40,000 golf lessons around the world during the course of his career. He serves as Director of Instruction for the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head, South Carolina and is President of Hank Haney Golf Inc., which owns and operates five golf facilities in Texas.

Wednesday, August 22
Jim Fannin - Maximize Your Golf Instruction and Business Performance
9 a.m., PGA Expo Main Stage
• Adapting to Changing Consumer Behaviors
• Maximizing Customer Experience
• Tools to Enhance Learning and Increase Frequency of Play

As a mental performance coach to some of the world's top athletes and most successful company CEOs, Jim Fannin has been called the "Change Your Life" Coach. His thought management system has transformed thousands of people's lives by teaching them to reduce and manage their thoughts - putting them in a "Zone State." Fannin created and personally funded a private research project with three Ph.D.s from Ohio State University that focused on maximizing learning in children. This 18-month research project spawned his S.C.O.R.E.® Success System that became the groundbreaking model that effectively attracts the "Zone" - which most believe is the breeding ground to optimum performance and success in any area of peak productivity.

Fannin is an author, a former professional tennis player, life strategist and sports & business consultant. He has 35-plus years of professional coaching, consulting and public speaking experience. He has coached hundreds of professional athletes including members of the PGA and LPGA Tours, NBA, NFL, NHL, MLS, MLB, US Equestrian Association, World Series of Poker and the Olympics. He has trained tens of thousands of individuals and hundreds of companies from 37 industries in peak performance. He's been featured on ESPN, NBC, ABC and published in the Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, Golf Magazine and hundreds of other respected newspapers and magazines.

About the PGA Expo

For more than 20 years, golf industry leaders have come to the PGA Expo in the second-half of the golf season to source new merchandise and vendors, test the latest equipment and training aids, learn new teaching and business methods from proven industry experts and network among peers and industry executives.

In 2012, PGA Professionals and buyers will be able to field test the latest equipment, training aids and accessories first hand during the PGA Expo Demo Night, August 20, 6-9 p.m., at the Callaway Golf Center, just off the Las Vegas Strip. More than 250 golf companies and brands will present and demonstrate their latest merchandise in upscale, exhibit displays in the Venetian Ballroom on Tuesday, August 21, 9 a.m.-5p.m., and on Wednesday, August 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Attendees can test equipment on the show floor at the expanded Golf Performance & Training Center; uncover the newest merchandise at the New Product Zone; and network with colleagues among displays of the latest golf fashion lines in the new attendee networking lounge.

Each morning begins with a new keynote industry presentation and attendees can participate in a comprehensive education conference. Additionally, the popular PGA Expo Industry Reception will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Lagasse Stadium in the Palazzo Las Vegas Resort. The PGA Expo is held at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.

 

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