2017 Pro Imaging & SGIA Golf Championship & Expo

ABOUT

The Pro Imaging & SGIA Golf Championship is the premier golfing event for the imaging industry. The event provides access to an array of industry professionals in an intimate networking atmosphere, at elite locations across the US.

About the Format

Pro Imaging & SGIA Golf Championship is a two-day scramble, with 3 days of optional practice rounds. Players are ranked into one of four skill levels labeled A, B, C, or D. In order to have a fair event, every team includes an A, B, C, and D player. Players are randomly selected at the pairing party. The pairing party is an event by itself, including complimentary cocktails, food and entertainment. A sponsor representative is preseated on each team during the pairing party to allow golfing guests an up-close, two-day window to get to know and establish connections with owners and VP’s of this industries premier companies. A Calloway tournament runs in conjunction during the tournament, which allows for cash prizes for the winners.

Day One

The first day of the tournament, team scores cut the field in half with the lower half going into the first flight and the upper half advancing into the championship flight. Team scores are then zeroed out and the scores posted on the second day of the tournament position teams for prizes. The first through the fourth place teams in both flights receive crystal trophies, part of the Calloway money, and great prizes. Prizes range from full Iron sets, to the latest drivers and hybrid clubs. The most coveted prize, the Master’s green jacket with the Pro Imaging GC crest, is awarded to each player on the championship round winning team. Green jackets are awarded in a ceremony the following year and are worn at future Pro Imaging GC events.

This event is first a golf tournament; however the parties are very popular. The new networking party comes two days prior to the tournament. This party is where early arrivers come to play practice rounds on the course and networks and connect over drinks at night. The pairing party is held the evening before the first round, this is where each golfing guest receives a sponsor gift package, which may items such as logo shirts, golf balls and tees. Other items in past gift packs included: golf jackets, golf bags and travel bags. Each gift pack typically has a value in excess of $250. Next is the flighting party held after the first round, and finally the banquet follows the second day of golf. This is where the winners of the previous year’s tournament receive their jackets and the current years prizes are given out. The sponsors of Pro Imaging GC are the backbone to all the events. From the gift packages to the complimentary food and drinks, the sponsors of The Pro Imaging Golf Championship go out of their way to provide the means to host a premier tournament. All attendees and their guest may attend all the parties. Attire is country club casual to semi-formal, depending on your preference. Green jackets are requested to be worn at the pairing party and the banquet.

Verseidag US greatly values the ProImaging event. Every year the tournament and expo proves its value as the premier networking event for the digital print industry. It’s also a great way to build relationships with our top clientele.

Eric Tischer, President, Verseidag US

Pulling a good network together takes effort, sincerity and time. Pro Imaging has extended the courtesy of inviting me to participate with the Industry’s best.

Jim Walsh, Vice President of the Americas, Felix Schoeller Digital Media

Last year was the first time I attended the Expo & Tournament, and I was really impressed. I expected the resort and amenities to be excellent, which they were. I didn’t expect to meet and connect with colleagues in the industry in such fruitful ways.

Pat Meredith, CEO, May Group

The Pro Imaging Golf Tournament is one of the highlights of my year. Not only do I play in an exciting tournament (it’s as close to the Masters emotion as us mortals will ever get to) but I get to network with the leaders in the imaging business. I have made lifelong friends, played exciting golf and increased my company's bottom line all through this fantastic event. I hope to never miss it.

Domenick Propati, Flash Worldwide

Since competing in my first Pro Imaging Golf event in Puerto Rico I have looked forward to this event like no other event that I attend all year. Using the best ball format, everyone contributes at their level without any paralyzing pressure. There is a laid back, relaxed atmosphere where you are able to get to know industry leaders and fellow business people with their hair down. The golf venue is always spectacular and the price is always right. I can't wait for Tucson! The camaraderie, the pairings party, the quest for a “green jacket”, wine, cocktails, fine food, new friendships, old friends... it truly doesn’t get any better than the Pro Imaging Golf Championship... I wouldn't miss it!"

Thomas M. Hayes, Visual Image Photography, Inc.

The Pro Imaging Golf Tournament is a major networking event, both business and social, for the who's who in the imaging industry. I personally have attended every event since its inception over twenty years ago and have always been thrilled with the venue, the course, and the overall great event. I've golfed at some of the most beautiful courses in the country, have attended fabulous parties at the best resorts, and have made friends that I will keep forever. Every year a new foursome adds more buddies and more knowledge about our industry. Attending this event is one of the best choices I have made for both my business and me personally.

Kim Toren-Freeman, Past President Association of Imaging Executives, Allied Photographic & Imaging Lab
 

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