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

Friends Of Jack O’Leary Gather To Celebrate His Life

The Linksters Tap Room in Lakeland, Florida, Saturday was turned into a shrine to the life of Jack O’Leary, who passed away earlier in the week. A room full of Jack’s ING friends, Lakeland bar buddies and family enjoyed sharing memories from Father O’Leary’s full life. Daughter Heather and son Steve were delighted with the turnout, and shared in the story-telling. We’re sure Jack, ING’s first president and founding member, looked down from above wearing an approving smile. RIP Father O’Leary

ING Media Awards Deadline ApproachING

If you are a writer, editor, commentator, publisher, producer or photographer, now is the time to start gathering your best works of the past 12 months to enter into the 22nd Annual ING Media Awards. All entries must be postmarked by Friday, October 10 in order to be eligible for this year’s contest. The non-profit International Network of Golf conducts the contest, recognizing the best and brightest among its media members. For contest entry form, rules and categories, visit and click on ING AWARDS. Of the 14 categories in the ING Media Awards, eight are for writers: Travel Writing, … FOR MORE OF THE STORY Click Here

Greg Wires Successfully Defends Razor Golf PYP Title

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Billy Horschel outplayed world No. 1 Rory McIlroy in a tense Sunday pairing, winning The TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, the finale of the FedExCup Payoffs, giving him back-to-back tournament victories and the FedExCup. ING member Greg Wires knows a little something about back-to-back wins as well. He held onto his lead in the final week to capture the Razor Golf Pick Your Pro Contest for the second straight year. Greg, publisher of Golf Minnesota magazine, totaled 6,655,259 points, finishing less than 300,000 points ahead of runner-up Jack O’Leary. Bridgestone Golf’s Dominic Selfa was a close third. The results will become … FOR MORE OF THE STORY Click Here

Fall Forum Update

Learn about the latest technological advancements within the prosthetics and orthotics industries at the ING Fall Forum in Mesquite, NV., Oct. 15-18. The event is being held in conjunction with the ParaLong Drive Worlds at Mesquite, and includes the Mesquite Innovation and Technology Summit. CLICK HERE for more on the Summit.  

ING Fall Forum Set For October In Mesquite

CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORM; CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE The International Network of Golf has teamed with the ParaLong Drive Worlds and the City of Mesquite for the ING Fall Forum Oct. 15-18. This annual event will take place in Mesquite, NV, just north of Las Vegas, in conjunction with the ParaLong Drive World Championships. A limited number of spots and exclusive sponsorships are available for ING members. On the schedule is a Pro-Am Golf Tournament in which competitors in the ParaLong Driver Worlds will be teamed with ING members and other amateur participants. The ING Fall Forum schedule also … FOR MORE OF THE STORY Click Here