Enhance Your Golf Merchandising with Top Magazines and Podcasts

Written by Ken Morton, Jr.

For golf merchandisers, staying ahead of trends and continuously improving your promotional ideas and visual displays is crucial. Leveraging outside resources, such as industry-specific magazines and podcasts, can be a game-changer. These resources provide insights into the latest products, merchandising strategies, and promotional techniques. Here are some key educational resources that every golf merchandiser should consider:

Magazines for Golf Merchandisers:

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1. PGA Magazine

  • Content: PGA Magazine is a premier publication for golf professionals, offering insights into industry trends, new product launches, and best practices in golf merchandising.
  • Benefits:
    • Stay Updated: Regular updates on the latest equipment, apparel, and accessories.
    • Expert Advice: Articles from industry experts on improving sales and customer engagement.
    • Networking Opportunities: Information on industry events and networking opportunities with fellow professionals.

2. Seaside Retailer Magazine

  • Content: This magazine focuses on retailers in coastal regions, providing unique merchandising ideas and product recommendations that can be tailored to golf shops.
  • Benefits:
    • Niche Market Insights: Tips for targeting tourists and seasonal shoppers.
    • Creative Displays: Ideas for eye-catching displays that draw customers in.
    • Retail Strategies: Practical advice on inventory management and boosting sales.
Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties Magazine May-June 2024

3. Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties Magazine

  • Content: A publication dedicated to the gift and novelty retail sector, offering inspiration for golf-themed gifts and souvenirs.
  • Benefits:
    • Product Ideas: Discover unique items that can be added to your shop.
    • Trends Analysis: Insights into popular trends in the gift and souvenir market.
    • Vendor Connections: Information on suppliers and manufacturers.
vmsd Magazine May-June 2024

4. VMSD Magazine (Visual Merchandising + Store Design)

  • Content: This magazine covers the latest in visual merchandising and store design, offering practical advice and innovative ideas.
  • Benefits:
    • Visual Impact: Techniques to create compelling visual displays.
    • Design Trends: Updates on current trends in store layout and design.
    • Case Studies: Real-world examples of successful merchandising strategies.

Podcasts for Golf Merchandisers:

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The Boutique Chat Podcast

  • Content: A podcast featuring interviews with boutique owners and retail experts, discussing strategies for running a successful retail business.
  • Benefits:
    • Expert Interviews: Learn from successful boutique owners and retail experts.
    • Business Strategies: Insights into effective business practices and growth strategies.
    • Trendspotting: Stay ahead of trends in retail and customer preferences.


If magazines and podcasts are not your preferred method of receiving information, try these additional educational resources:

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1. Retail Minded.

  • Content: Focuses on small business retailing, providing practical insight and technical resources for businesses.
  • Benefits:
    • Small Business Focus: Tailored advice for smaller retail operations.
    • Marketing Tips: Effective marketing strategies to increase foot traffic and sales.
    • Operational Guidance: Practical tips on managing a retail business.
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2. The Association of Golf Merchandisers

The Benefits of Drawing on Outside Resources:

Utilizing these magazines, podcasts, and other resources offers numerous benefits for golf merchandisers:

  • Continual Education: Stay informed about the latest industry trends, new products, and best practices.
  • Inspiration: Gain new ideas for visual displays, promotional strategies, and product offerings.
  • Networking: Connect with industry professionals, suppliers, and thought leaders.
  • Competitive Edge: Stay ahead of competitors by being the first to implement innovative ideas and strategies.
  • Professional Growth: Enhance your skills and knowledge, leading to improved performance and career advancement.

The resources we’ve highlighted here are just a glimpse of the many educational opportunities available to help you thrive as a merchandiser. Whether you’re looking to enhance your skills, stay ahead of industry trends, or connect with fellow professionals, there’s a wealth of knowledge and support at your fingertips.

To join a merchandiser community and gain weekly educational opportunities and resources, sign up to become a member of the AGM.

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