Bridgestone, Pukka Among Conference Additions

Four more companies have committed as exhibitors for the 27th Annual ING Spring Conference at the World Golf Village May 21-25.

The ING Spring Conference is the annual gathering of golf media and industry executives, and is conducted by the non-profit, media-based International Network of Golf. Anyone in the golf industry or media is eligible to attend.

Bridgestone Golf, Pelz Golf, Pukka Headwear and the World Golf Hall Of Fame have committed to the May conference. Bridgestone and Pelz Golf will be exhibiting in the Demo Lab on Tuesday morning of the conference, and will join WGHOF as an exhibitor in the One-On-One Appointment Show.

BRIDGESTONDemo-Bridge-TVE GOLF – Bridgestone has always been guided by the philosophy to “Serve Society with Superior Quality.” The pursuit of superior quality has resulted in Bridgestone becoming the global market leader in the rubber industry and in polymer science technologies. Along with technical developments in tire technology came breakthroughs in golf ball technology that have led Bridgestone to be the number one golf ball producer in Japan, and the No. 1 golf ball fitter in the industry. Design and production of golf clubs followed in 1972 with the same passion for excellence propelling Bridgestone to a leadership position in the current marketplace. www.bridgestonegolf.com.

PELZ GOLF – As golf’s foremost authority on the short game and putting, Dave dp_headshot_kil004Pelz has committed his working life to research and teaching, to help golfers worldwide lower their scores. With his uniquely analytical approach to the game, the former NASA scientist has proven that improving skills within 100 yards of the hole is the fastest route to lowering handicaps and has designed instruction to teach those shots properly. Ten of Pelz’s professional students (including five-time major winner Phil Mickelson) have won a total of 20 major championships. Thousands of amateurs attend the popular Dave Pelz Scoring Game Schools and clinics with Pelz’s teaching staff each year. www.pelzgolf.com.

PUKKA HEADWEAR – Pukka will once again provide a golf hat to each conference attendee. Pukka has been a core supplier of headwear and other accessory products to specialty retail brands since 1992. Pukka’s 100 percent custom headwear program was born out of an understanding that independent shops and small brands deserve access to the same custom manufacturing quality and design capabilities traditionally available to only large brands. www.pukkainc.com.hall-of-fame

WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM – The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum preserves and honors the history of golf and the legacies of those who have made it great. The Hall of Fame & Museum, located at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, serves as a steward of the game through engaging, interactive storytelling and exhibitions featuring artifacts, works of art, audio, video and photography significant to the history of golf and its members. The Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution and is allied with 26 national and international golf organizations. http://www.worldgolfhalloffame.org.

The ING Spring Conference will be a blend of timely educational workshops and panels, networking at its best featuring the One-On-One Appointment Show, product testing in the Demo Lab and golf competitions. Guest speakers include famed golf instructor Dave Pelz and World Golf Foundation CEO Steve Mona.

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