Main Stage

Learn and Engage

The main stage is a hub of activity throughout the weekend, featuring interactive swing seminars from area pros, new product demos, interviews with golf industry experts, junior golf presentations and more than 100 prize giveaways!

Main Stage

Friday

Time
12:00Kevin Drew
Field Club of Omaha
1:15Nebraska Golf Association
Major Changes to Golf's Rules in 2019 – How Are You Affected?
2:30Austad's Golf New Product Showcase
Check out the year's coolest new sticks!
3:45PGA TOUR Web.com Tour Pinnacle Bank Championship
Q&A with Tournament Director Jessica Brabec

Saturday

Time
10:45Christopher Lantzer
Massage Envy
11:45The First Tee of Omaha
Junior Golf Presentation
12:45Robert Baber, City of Omaha Golf Courses
Junior Golf Opportunities with the City of Omaha — Free Golf, Clubs and Balls!
1:45David Brinker
RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion
3:00Nebraska Golf Association
Major Changes to Golf's Rules in 2019 – How Are You Affected?

Speakers

Learn more about the speakers presenting at this year's Nebraska Golf Show. New speakers are added regularly in the weeks leading up to the show, so check back frequently for the latest scoop and make plans to see your favorites at the golf show this year!

David Brinker

David is the President of Mid-America Golfing Events and 10-time RE/MAX World Long Drive Finalist. David won the 2012 RE/MAX World Long Drive title (Legends Division) and has won multiple additional U.S. and international long-drive championships. His long drive journey began in 2004 at the Long Drivers of America tour Qualifying School in Dallas. He captured the interest of seasoned long drivers by earning his LDA tour card on his first attempt. He recorded the third-longest drive of that competition with a distance of 399 yards. In addition, David is a regular at the United States Senior Long Drive Championships. David has a flair for bringing excitement and entertainment to both corporate and charitable events. Through his efforts, he has helped raise in excess of $2,000,000 for charitable events during his long-drive tenure.

Kevin Drew

The son of a golf pro and graduate of University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Kevin Drew followed in his father’s footsteps, and been a PGA Golf Professional for nine years. Locally, he was previously the head golf orofessional at Fox Run before taking over as head golf professional at Field Club of Omaha in 2014. Before that, he was the golf pro at Castle Pines Country Club in Castle Rock, Colo. Love brought him back to Omaha, where he has been ever since. Kevin will be doing a question-and-answer session on the main stage, answering any question you have about your game, so pick his brain on golf tips and tricks while you can!

Jessica Brabec

Jessica Brabec started her career in golf in Omaha at the Web.com Tour’s Cox Classic in 2007. She immediately enjoyed working with volunteers and promoting the game, spending four years with the tournament. In 2010, she then moved to the PGA TOUR Champions’ event Principal Charity Classic, where she served as the Tournament Manager and Volunteer Director. While she worked for Bruno Event Team, she served as support staff on the travel teams for many at the BMW Championships and the 2013 U.S. Senior Open. Jessica has been Tournament Director for the Pinnacle Bank Championship since its inception in 2017 and enjoys having the chance to meet so many fans of the game.

Christopher Lantzer

Christopher Lantzer has over 13 years of experience as a licensed massage therapist, with over 13,000 hours of sessions performed during his career. He graduated from the Lincoln Myotherapy Institute. Professionally, Chris loves to help people with pain, discomfort, and stiffness through massage therapy and assisted stretching. In 2015, Chris was recognized nationally as Massage Therapist of the Year representing the Iowa/Nebraska region for Massage Envy. Chris says the most rewarding part of his job is helping his clients with their immobility problems. Chris is currently the lead massage therapist at Massage Envy in La Vista.

Jeff Porter

Jeff Porter is the Executive Director of Hogan’s Junior Golf Heroes DBA The First Tee of OmahaA 40-year member of the PGA of America, Jeff has expended much of his energy promoting the game of golf with a particular focus on junior golf.  As a two-term member of the PGA of America’s national board of directors, Jeff was a strong proponent and advocate of the national PGA Junior Golf Tour, which ran from 1996-2016. The tour was designed to showcase the talents of junior golfers on a national stage. Annually, the tour hosted 10-12 events across the country and concluded with the National PGA Junior Championship. During this time, Jeff hosted 13 annual tour events at his respective clubs —Lochland Country Club, in Hastings, and ArborLinks, in Nebraska City. Each event attracted approximately 130 junior golfers from across the country with nearly 50 percent of the contestants hailing from Nebraska.  Jeff and wife Susie of 42 years have three children and five grandchildren and reside in Omaha.