Michael Hebron of the PGA of America addresses the crowd during the 1st Youth & Family Golf Summit held Monday at the Orange County Covention Center in Orlando, FL.

Published: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 7:44 a.m.

ORLANDO - With a renewed focus on ways to reach two audiences that are essential to growing the game, the inaugural Youth & Family Golf Summit supported by U.S. Kids Golf showcased a variety of dynamic presenters who outlined an array of specific ideas, practices and strategies to a sold-out audience.

The Summit, held today at the Orange County Convention Center, kicked off the week of the 61st PGA Merchandise Show.

PGA of America President Ted Bishop, on his 60th birthday, opened the Summit by  encouraging the more than 200 industry professionals in attendance to take proven programs back to their facilities and communities, applying them through unique and exciting initiatives.