Michael Whan, Exotics CB Pro, Alphard Duo Bag Among ING Industry Honors Winners

LPGA Tour Commissioner Michael Whan, Tour Edge Exotics’ CB Pro Fairway Woods and the Alphard Golf Duo Cart Bag were among the winners in the 22nd edition of the ING Industry Honors, announced at the PGA Merchandise Show.   Called by many the “Academy Awards of the Golf Industry,” the ING Industry Honors program recognizes outstanding achievement in the golf business. The non-profit, media-based networking organization International Network of Golf conducts the awards program. Master of Ceremonies was former LPGA Tour star Jan Stephenson.   Nominees in a dozen categories are submitted throughout the year from anyone in the golf … FOR MORE OF THE STORY Click Here

Winners Announced In Thirteen Categories Of The 22nd Annual ING Media Awards

Winners in 13 categories were announced in the 22nd Annual ING Media Awards program at the PGA Merchandise Show. A total of 41 First-Place and Outstanding Achiever awards were announced at the presentation press conference conducted in ClubING at the PGA Show. Total entries increased again for the fourth straight year. The program was followed by a cocktail party honoring former ING President and golf wriyer Jack O’Leary, who passed away in October. Media Awards sponsors this year were Free Golf Forum Magazines, Bridgestone Golf, Zero Friction Golf and PGA Golf Exhibitions. For the second straight year, the top TV … FOR MORE OF THE STORY Click Here

Larry Durland, ING charter member, passes away


It is with a heavy heart that we send this announcement to you. We will be adding a name to the Memorial Tribute to Jack O’Leary next Wednesday, 5:15 pm in ClubING Room 309A at the PGA Merchandise Show. ING charter member Larry Durland passed away Tuesday at the age of 93. His daughter Marti Ramsey indicated that Larry, who had been battling a bladder infection for a few months, had trouble breathing late last week. He made two trips to the hospital over the weekend, and passed yesterday. No funeral arrangements are being made at this point. There will … FOR MORE OF THE STORY Click Here

Final Ballot Announced For 22nd Annual ING Industry Honors

Hundreds Of Nominees Trimmed To Three In Each Of 12 Categories For Voting By ING Members; Presentation To Be Made January 22 At PGA Show   LAKE MARY, FL (Jan. 7, 2015) – Hundreds of nominations from across the golf industry have been trimmed to three nominees in each category in the 22nd Annual ING Industry Honors awards program. Called by some the “Academy Awards of the golf industry,” the ING Industry Honors program is conducted by the non-profit International Network Of Golf to recognize outstanding achievement in the golf business.   Winners in a dozen categories is decided by … FOR MORE OF THE STORY Click Here

Discount PricING Deadline For ING SprING Conference Is Dec. 30

The year 2015 will be historic for the International Network of Golf, as the non-profit media-based networking organization enters its 25th year networking the golf industry. To help celebrate that milestone, ING has linked with a popular Orlando-area resort that has reached its own historic landmark. Mission Inn Resort and Club near Orlando, celebrating 50 years of ownership by the Beucher family, has been selected as host of the 25th Anniversary ING Spring Conference. But while the history takes place May 31-June 3 2015, and you don’t want to miss it, the savings must come in 2014. Those whose entries … FOR MORE OF THE STORY Click Here

Play Razor Golf Pick Your Pro Now

Who will be the one to stop Greg Wires’ winning streak at two? Or will the Golf Minnesota publisher complete his three-peat in 2015? The Razor Golf ING Pick Your Pro Contest is just around the corner, and now is the time to jump in on all the fun. ING’s own fantasy golf game is focused on the PGA Tour, and is sponsored annually by Razor Golf, the industry’s leading direct-to-consumer golf equipment company (www.razorgolf.com). Here’s how it works. You choose a different golfer for each event on the 2015 PGA Tour schedule, starting with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions … FOR MORE OF THE STORY Click Here

ING Begins 25th Anniversary Celebration In Social Media

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The International Network of Golf celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015, and to kick off the celebration, we will lead you on a stroll through history. Over the next few months the ING staff will post a “25 Years Ago” fact on its Facebook page. Items will include Tour winners, political facts, interesting tidbits from the entertainment industry, prices and more. For instance, 25 years ago this week we were planning the first ING Conference at Port Royal Plantation on Hilton Head Island. Back then the group was known as the National Golf Reporters Association, and approximately 60 people attended … FOR MORE OF THE STORY Click Here

New ING Membership Chief Facilitator — Kimberly Blanc


Jamison Golf Group has hired Kimberly Blanc as its Chief Facilitator, and the new Membership Coordinator of the International Network of Golf. The Florida State University graduate replaces Michelle Maier, who moved to Atlanta in the summer. Blanc’s chief responsibility will be to oversee the facilitation of all member benefits programs of ING, the non-profit networking organization that JGG manages. She will handle membership renewals, oversee the ING Media and Industry Honors awards programs, and assist in planning and conducting ING conferences, events and more. Blanc double majored, earning a Bachelors of Science in Hospitality Management and in Business Marketing … FOR MORE OF THE STORY Click Here

Industry Honors Nominations Deadline Is Wednesday, Oct. 29

Nominations for the 22nd Annual ING Industry Honors Awards must be into the International Network Of Golf’s office by end of day Wednesday, October 29 in order to be considered for this year’s edition of “Golf’s Academy Awards.” The International Network of Golf, a 24-year-old, non-profit networking organization, conducts the ING Industry Honors program. Nominees do not have to be members of ING, and can come from anyone in the industry, even from the nominees themselves. It is asked that a 50- to 75-word description of the product, service or achievement accompany the nomination. To make a nomination, send the … FOR MORE OF THE STORY Click Here

ING Fall Forum and ParaLong Drive Worlds Deliver Memorable Event


If you were one of the fortunate attendees at the ING Fall Forum in beautiful Mesquite Oct. 15-18, you know how blessed you are. If you passed it up this year, you best make plans to be there next year, when the event will move into early November. Why all the fuss? Along with the terrific networking, educational and golf elements that go into your typical ING gathering, the Fall Forum was attached to an event that those of us who attended will not soon forget. The ParaLong Drive Worlds were conducted on the Long Drive Grid in Mesquite. Competitors … FOR MORE OF THE STORY Click Here