Frank Caliendo, a stand-up comedian and impressionist, will be the entertainer for the closing celebration on the final day of the 2016 Golf Industry Show in San Diego.
The event’s theme, “Everything Under the Sun,” highlights the scope of educational, exhibitor and networking opportunities available Feb. 6-11 at the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Golf Championships, the GCSAA Education Conference and the industry trade show. Many of the sessions will have a focus on key issues, ranging from water conservation to advocacy. GCSAA will also host marquee events to recognize its annual award winners, including Herb Kohler, the 2016 recipient of the Old Tom Morris Award.
Caliendo is best known for his comedic impersonation of sports personalities, especially former NFL commentator John Madden; but he covers a wide range of impersonations that also include former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He has been a special guest on many national sports shows including “Fox NFL Sunday.”
“I’ve had two main jobs in my lifetime,” said Caliendo, who started his stand-up comedy act in local clubs throughout his Milwaukee hometown area. “Most people know me from comedy, but I worked on the golf course grounds crew at Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield, Wisconsin, during high school and college. Now I’ll get to combine those two things. It’s been a while since I’ve been on a fairway mower, but I still remember how much better that was than taking care of bathrooms and moving tee markers on tee boxes.”