SiriusXM to Provide Comprehensive Coverage of the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show

(Photo courtesy of SIRIUS XM Radio)
(Photo courtesy of SIRIUS XM Radio)

NEW YORK — SiriusXM today announced its comprehensive programming lineup for the 65th PGA Merchandise Show, the golf industry’s premier annual event, (January 23-26) in Orlando, Florida. SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, SiriusXM’s exclusive 24/7 golf channel, will air more than 32 hours of coverage from the PGA Show Demo Day at the Orange County National Golf Center and PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center, giving listeners special access to one of the biggest events on the golf calendar that is otherwise not open to the public.

The SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio channel is available to listeners nationwide on satellite radios (Sirius channel 208, XM channel 92) and on the SiriusXM app. For more info on the channel go to SiriusXM.com/SiriusXMPGATOURRadio.

SiriusXM’s schedule from Orlando will feature the debut of a new monthly show hosted by PGA Professional Eden Foster, the acclaimed head pro at Maidstone Club in New York and one of Golf magazine’s “Top 100 Teachers in America.” Foster will host the premiere episode of Foster the Future from the SiriusXM set at the Orlando County Convention Center on Wednesday, January 24 at 11:00 a.m. ET. His show will address teaching at all levels of the game, with a special focus on youth players, including those in the early stages of the game as well as junior players who aspire to play at a collegiate level. The premiere episode will air on Wednesday, January 31 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

SiriusXM’s annual “Teachers Town Hall” will take place on the PGA Forum Stage at the Convention Center on Wednesday, January 24 at 12:00 p.m. ET. It will be hosted by PGA of America Vice President Suzy Whaley, who will become the PGA of America’s first female president later this year. Joining Whaley on stage as panelists will be several of the game’s most prominent PGA and LPGA Instructors who are also regular SiriusXM hosts – Michael Breed, Debbie Doniger, Hank Haney, David Leadbetter, Jim McLean and Larry Rinker. The show will air nationwide on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. ET.

On Thursday, January 25 at 12:00 p.m. ET, PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua will host a special edition of his SiriusXM show, State of the Game, from the PGA Forum Stage, where he will be joined by avid golfer and Hall of Fame college football coach Lou Holtz. The show will be recorded and will air nationwide on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. ET.

SiriusXM’s set during the PGA Merchandise Show will also showcase live shows hosted by some of the most enlightening and entertaining voices in golf including Michael Breed, Brian Crowell, Frank Darby, Bob Ford, Hank Haney, Brian Katrek, John Maginnes, Carl Paulson, Bill Price, Ben Shear, Chris Voshall and Taylor Zarzour.

“The PGA Merchandise Show is always an anticipated and exciting event for the golfing world, and we look forward to giving our listeners another excellent week of programming,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “SiriusXM’s roster of hosts and their guests will share their unparalleled insights into the industry’s trends for instruction, equipment, fashion and more. We are also thrilled to welcome Eden Foster to that roster. Eden is one of the game’s foremost instructors and adds another terrific teaching voice to the channel that brings an important focus on youth golf.”

SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio Schedule from the PGA Merchandise Show: (All times ET)

Tuesday, Jan. 23 – PGA Show Demo Day
8 a.m.10 a.m.: A New Breed of Golf with Michael Breed (live)
12 p.m.2 p.m.: Inside the Ropes with Carl Paulson and Dennis Paulson (live)
2 p.m.3 p.m.: On Course with Frank Darby and Brian Crowell (live)
3 p.m.4 p.m.: Moment of Impact with Bill Price and Chris Voshall (live)
4 p.m.5 p.m.: The Golfers Edge with Debbie Doniger and Ben Shear (live)
5 p.m.7 p.m.: Katrek and Maginnes On Tap with Brian Katrek and John Maginnes (live)

Wednesday, Jan. 24 – PGA Merchandise Show
8 a.m.10 a.m.: A New Breed of Golf with Michael Breed (live)
10 a.m.12 p.m.: Hank Haney Golf Radio with Hank Haney (live)
11 a.m.12 p.m.: Foster the Future with Eden Foster
12 p.m.1 p.m.: SiriusXM’s Teachers Town Hall with Michael Breed, Hank Haney, David Leadbetter, Jim McLean and Larry Rinker, hosted by Debbie Doniger (live on stage, taped for later airing)
12 p.m.2 p.m.: Inside the Ropes with Carl Paulson and Dennis Paulson (live)
2 p.m.3 p.m.: The Fitting Room with Nate Adelman and A.J. Voelpel (live)
2 p.m.3 p.m.: On Course with Frank Darby and Brian Crowell
3 p.m.4 p.m.: Playing for Pride with Bob Ford and Taylor Zarzour (live)
5 p.m.7 p.m.: Katrek and Maginnes On Tap with Brian Katrek and John Maginnes (live)

Thursday, Jan. 25 – PGA Merchandise Show
8 a.m.10 a.m.: A New Breed of Golf with Michael Breed (live)
10 a.m.12 p.m.: Hank Haney Golf Radio with Hank Haney (live)
12 p.m.1 p.m.: State of the Game with Pete Bevacqua and Lou Holtz (live on stage, taped for later airing)
12 p.m.1 p.m.: Inside the Ropes with Carl Paulson and Mark Calcavecchia (live)
2 p.m.4 p.m.: Rinker’s Golf Tips with Larry Rinker

Friday, Jan. 26 – PGA Merchandise Show
8 a.m.10 a.m.: A New Breed of Golf with Michael Breed (live)
12 p.m.1 p.m.: Inside the Ropes with Carl Paulson and Mark Calcavecchia (live)

SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio will also provide listeners live play by play of all four rounds of the Farmers Insurance Open (1:00 – 7:00 p.m. ET Thursday, Friday and Sunday; 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. ET Saturday). Leading into tournament coverage on Thursday and Friday, major winner Mark Calcavecchia and Carl Paulson will host a one hour pre-round special of Inside the Ropes.

SiriusXM subscribers with streaming access can also listen to SiriusXM’s 200+ channels – including SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio – at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, Sony PlayStation, Sonos speakers and more. Go to www.SiriusXM.com/AtHome to learn more.