Fall Advisory Forum
Join us at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, October 23 – 25, 2023 for the 10th Annual BLUE HAWK Fall Advisory Forum.
Scroll down for full agenda and registration information.
Schedule of Events
Monday, October 23, 2023
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Subject: Talent Acquisition,
Development & Retention
Mark Lorenzo, Texas A&M
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
BLUE HAWK Update
3:00 PM – 5:45 PM
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM (non-golfers)
Deep Sea Fishing
Golf Announcements and 18 holes on
The Match course
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (non-golfers)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Nine holes on The Fazio course
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
7:15 AM – 1:00 PM (non-golfers)
Deep Sea Fishing
18 holes on The Palmer course
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (non-golfers)
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Leadership Development Program
Calling all BLUE HAWK Member future leaders and potential mentors to help us get this new program rolling. We introduced our new NextLevel program during the Buzzworthy Workshops in Austin. Now it’s time to get the ball rolling. We are still molding this program, so now is the best time to get involved and help in the development process.
Join us Monday afternoon for our first official NextLevel Workshop. Mark Lorenzo, from Texas A&M will be holding a discussion on Talent Acquisition, Development and Retention.
The BLUE HAWK Cup
Team HAWK versus Team BLUE!
The fiercest rivalry in HVACR golf. Sign up and see which team you’ll represent at this 10th annual Ryder Cup style tournament.
The first day will consist of 18 holes on The Match course and then 9 holes on The Fazio course. Then 18 holes on The Palmer course on the second day. Each round is played with a new foursome to maximize the networking opportunities. Join us to find out if Team HAWK can take home the trophy again or if Team BLUE will unseat the reigning champions.
The BLUE HAWK Cup will take place on three amazing courses.
The Match: Say goodbye to stroke play, along with all your preconceived notions about what a round of golf is supposed to be. The intention on this course is for you and your playing partners to engage in match play. The hole’s winner gets to choose the tee location for the next hole, introducing a strategic element to the competition you won’t find anywhere else.
The Fazio: Originally designed as a tribute to five-time PGA champion Walter Hagen, The Fazio golf course pairs classic architecture with modern advances. It’s an ideal balance where single-digit golfers will be fully challenged, while those with higher handicaps are in for a great day of entertaining resort golf.
The Palmer: Named after its legendary designer Arnold Palmer, this championship golf course is one of the more forgiving at PGA National Resort. Entertaining for players of all skill levels. There are plenty of opportunities for creative shot-making, and picturesque approach shots abound. Paired with a great series of finishing holes, The Palmer golf course is all about risks/rewards and genuinely fun. Just like its namesake.
Not a golfer? — We’ve Got You Covered
Deep Sea Fishing
An experience like this will be something you’ll remember and want to do again time after time. In the Palm Beach area, we’re only minutes from some of the best sport fishing on the east coast with a wide variety of fish which includes Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Kingfish, Shark, Barracuda, Wahoo.
Our Kayak/Paddleboard Tour of Peanut Island hits the water for an enjoyable paddle across the clear waters of the Lake Worth lagoon. While we paddle along the shoreline taking in the breathtaking mansions of Palm Beach. On the way Peanut Island keep your eye out for a variety of air and sea life. Dolphins, flying fish, manatees, sea turtles and tropical birds are just a few of the typical sightings.
Roll along on your own personal Segway as you enjoy historic downtown West Palm Beach. The invigorating warm breeze will blow gently on your face as the guided tour begins by leisurely cruising along the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway. Enjoy views of multimillion-dollar mansions, enormous yachts, plush palm trees, museums, and occasional sea life.
Pickleball is the hottest new sport taking over the country. It combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It’s played on badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes. This event includes an hour of instruction from a certified Pickleball professional. Then enjoy an hour of point play.
See what Members have to say about attending the Fall Advisory Forum
Even in today’s world of the internet, social media clicks, and anonymous posts, some things never change; people still buy from people. The Fall Advisory Forum is one of the events that build those relationships. It’s an excellent opportunity to truly get to know fellow Members and Vendor Partners.
| Andrew Gieser, Binghamton Hardware & HVAC Supply, NY
The BLUE HAWK Fall Advisory Forum provides a great opportunity to engage in casual fellowship with both fellow distributor owners and vendors. Providing the ability to forge long lasting relationships with all attendees creates a successful bond both individually and collectively for the cooperative.
| Mike Eppley, Yandle-Witherspoon, NC
The BLUE HAWK Fall Advisory Forum is BLUE HAWK's best networking event, in my opinion. The event gives you the opportunity to really get to know other Members and Vendor Partners. It's a relaxed environment at a great destination.
| Griff Ennis, Remsco, FL
The BLUE HAWK Fall Advisory Forum is a wonderful place to connect with fellow Members and Vendor Partners on a more personal level due to the smaller nature. One of my favorite events of the year.
| Lauren Roberts, cfm Distributors, MO
- EP NY premier women’s golf brand
- PGA National Logo on left chest
- 2023 Fall Advisory Forum logo on hem
- 100% Polyester Performance Mesh
- Signature Broken Bias Geo Placed Print
- Contrast Zip Mock Collar
- PGA National Brand
- PGA National Logo on left chest
- 2023 Fall Advisory Forum logo on sleeve
- 95% polyester and 5% Spandex
- 4-way stretch
- Comfort Cut, if you like a more fitted shirt size down
Shirts must be ordered at time of registration. No extra shirts will be available onsite.
Getting to PGA National:
Conveniently located within easy driving distances from major Florida destinations, this AAA Four Diamond resort is a 15-minute drive from Palm Beach Intl Airport *PBI*, one hour from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl Airport *FLL*, and 90 minutes from Miami Intl Airport *MIA*.
Our room block is sold out on Tuesday, October 24 and Wednesday, October 25. We have a waiting list started. Please email Teri Ditsch if you would like to get on the waiting list. There are also several hotels located within 10 minutes of PGA National.
PGA National Resort
400 Avenue of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
BLUE HAWK Group Rate: $259 plus tax and fees
Rate valid three days pre and post based on availability
Resort Fee: $39 plus tax
Includes wifi, 2 bottles of Evian per day, self parking, unlimted range balls, golf bag storage, fitness center, tennis and pickleball court access.
Hotel Stay Includes:
- 10% discount off golf tournament practice rounds
- 10% discount on spa treatments