27th Annual ING SprING Conference Kicks Off At World Golf Village With Help Of St. Augustine-Area VCB

The St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau has signed as a major sponsor of the 27th Annual ING Spring Conference, which kicked off Sunday.

This annual gathering of golf media and industry executives is taking place at the World Golf Village, and continues through Wednesday. The non-profit, media-based International Network of Golf conducts the conference.stjohn_logo_2012_CMYK

St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau is the best source for special offers and deals for visitors to this historic region of the country. From romance to golf or family getaways, there are always special offers that provide even more reasons to visit Florida’s Historic Coast.

St. Augustine , the outstanding golf and seaside elegance of Ponte Vedra, and 42 miles of pristine Atlantic beaches combine for an outstanding vacation destination site. A destination on every golfer’s bucket list, Florida’s Historic Coast has more than a dozen must-play championship golf courses and experiences you’ll never forget.  Most iconic are THE PLAYERS Stadium Course and Dye’s Valley courses at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach and the Slammer & Squire and The King & Bear courses at World Golf Village in St. Augustine.

Three other companies recently signed to attend the conference.

Fling Golf is a new action sport for golf courses developed by PlusOne Sports that meshes seamlessly with golf using just one FlingStick ™ . It is played on a golf course with a regular golf ball and can be played alongside other golfers. Players use the lightweight (1/2 lb.)  FlingStick to throw the ball down the course, starting at the tee and finishing at DSC_6035the hole.

Oska Wellness – Committed to developing health and wellness technology-driven products that assist individuals in living a more active, pain-free lifestyle, Oska recently introduced Oska Pulse. It utilizes patented eTec Pulse Technology that specifically optimizes Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapeutic technology, similar to the PEMF therapies used in many clinical applications for accelerating the body’s ability to heal itself.

Premier Irish Golf Tour – Premier Irish Golf Tours is the #1 ranked golf tour operator in Ireland as rated by Golf Travel King and the ONLY five star rated golf tour operator on TripAdvisor.  Premier Irish Golf Tours is a fully licensed and bonded travel agency offering premium golf trips for discerning golfers who are looking for a quality golf tour at a very competitive and fair price.  Our destinations include: Ireland, Scotland, Portugal, Spain and South Africa with the Caribbean and Dubai to be added shortly.

The ING Spring Conference is 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.

Wilson Golf, Leupold Among Latest Registrants For ING SprING Conference

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. Call 407-328-0500 or visit www.inggolf.com for more information.Room 3

Leupold – Founded in Oregon more than a century ago, Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a fifth-generation, family-owned company with product lines including rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories. Designed specifically for the golf market and offering a unique combination of innovative product features, the Leupold Golf rangefinder line features PinCaddie 2, GX-1i3, GX-2i3, GX-3i2, GX-4i2 and GX-5i3. www.leupold.com/golf.

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast – Tucked away between New Orleans and Mobile there’s 62 miles of scenic coastline just waiting for you to discover. A little slice of southern coastal heaven, where waters are nice and calm thanks to our barrier islands. A place where you can paddle, swim and drift the day away. Great golf is abundant, with legendary designers like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Davis Love III, Mark McCumber, Jerry Pate, and Tom Fazio doing some of their best work there. Outstanding casino hotels like the IP Casino provide first-class lodging, gaming and nightlife. www.gulfcoast.org.

Appt-Radio-BrianVPAR is the global leader in live golf scoring and world’s # 1 golf app. VPAR recreates the excitement of a PGA Tour event with real-time leaderboards on the course, in the clubhouse and live online. The company supplies over 900 golf outings each year ranging from Corporate and Charity tournaments to Club Championships and Celebrity Pro-Ams. The VPAR system also has an array of digital sponsorship inventory for charities to raise further revenue and provide a completely unique and interactive experience to engage with golfers on and off the course. www.vpar.com.

Demo-Good2Wilson Golf – Since 1914, Wilson Golf has designed, manufactured and distributed premium and recreational golf equipment throughout the world. Wilson Golf irons have won 61 Major championships, more than any other iron manufacturer in history. Wilson Staff, Profile, ProStaff, and Hope consumer brands continue that tradition today by delivering the highest quality golf equipment to all golfers to enhance performance on the golf course and overall enjoyment of the game. www.wilsongolf.com.

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.

The Opening Night Reception features a free trip through the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum, and a night golf extravaganza featuring Glowgear will take place Monday night.

DevelopING A Digital Footprint Is Workshop Topic At ING SprING Conference

Every organization has some sort of presence on the Internet, but is it the correct presence, and is it delivering the right message?

That question will be answered during a workshop entitled “9 Killer Steps to Develop Your Digital Footprint,” scheduled during 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 Netwowilliam-perry-2 copyrk of Golf. Anyone in the golf industry or media is eligible to attend. Visit www.inggolf.com.

The “9 Killer Steps to Develop Your Digital Footprint” workshop will be applicable for personal brands to small and corporate-level business, with actionable takeaways for everyone in attendance. William Perry, Co-Founder + CMO of REASON, a strategic creative and marketing firm, will lead the workshop, which is part of the ING University educational series.

Prior to REASON, Perry founded EVVUS, a boutique marketing agency that helped companies share their brand story through social media and content development. He also spent over six years in the golf industry specifically, previously as the Director of Sales & Marketing at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy. He has advised companies in apparel, app development, equipment, instruction, law firms, start ups, fitness professionals, software companies and more.

Perry’s workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24 at 10:15 a.m.

The ING Spring Conference will be a blend of timely educational workshops, 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.

Glowgear To Conduct Night Golf Event At ING Conference

Glowgear, the Cosmic Driving Range and the intelligent targets that power it, will conduct a night golf event at the 27th Annual ING Spring Conference May 21-24 at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, FL.

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.6

Glowgear, with its’ dramatic new Cosmic Driving Range, is taking night golf to a whole new level. Glowgear’s intelligent targets transform any practice range into an all-hours revenue generating facility.

The targets are bright, durable and visually stunning, ranging in sizes from 15 to 100 feet in diameter. They are fitted with super bright lighting pods, and respond with light and sound whenever a player’s ball strikes the target. The system is computer controlled with Glowgear’s filed patent technology. There are various options for colors, sounds and set up.

Two different golf balls are available – the GlowV1 for players who want tour quality distance and feel in a UV activated ball, and the Night Eagle LED for those who want a super bright ball with a medium ball flight.

The ING Glowgear event will take place on Monday night at the World Golf Village’s island green. The night before comes the Opening Night Reception, which includes free entry into the World Golf Hall of Fame Museum.3jlvZMx8f718_Uzess-7ulYUJXFi3hpSYSo8q8IUwQ8

Along with the Glowgear event, the conference will feature a full schedule of networking and educational events, including the popular One-On-One Appointment Show, where exhibitors conduct a series of 15-minute meetings with media members and attendees of their choice. Also on the schedule:

  • DEMO LAB: This is a wonderful opportunity for attendees to test the latest golf equipment and training aids on the practice range and green.
  • EDUCATION: The theme of this year’s educational seminars and workshops is “Golf: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.” Sessions include Marketing & PR, Social Media Marketing, and Golf In The Future. Guest speakers include short-game guru Dave Pelz and World Golf Foundation CEO Steve Mona.
  • GOLF: The WAGT National Qualifier on the Slammer & Squire course at the World Golf Village. This individual stroke play net competition will be divided into five flights. Winners putting 33of those flights will earn complimentary entry and accommodations in the World Amateur Golfers Tour National Championship in August at ChampionsGate Resort.

One of the five ING qualifiers in 2016, Jim Smith, won his flight in the National Championship and went on to represent the USA in the World Championship in South Africa, expenses paid, where he finished third.

Also, the 10th Annual Durland Cup team scramble will take place on the Slammer & Squire on Wednesday.

  • NETWORKING: Several networking sessions are planned, including the Opening Night Welcome Reception and the Tuesday Night Banquet.

FGA, GelTees, Shoe Tips Join 2017 ING SprING Exhibitors List

Three more organizations have committed as exhibitors for the 27th Annual ING Spring Conference at the World Golf Village May 21-25.HOF 1

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. Current pricing deadline is Friday, April 21.

Freedom Golf Association (FGA) is dedicated to bringing joy and a sense of freedom to the special needs community through their inclusion in the game of golf. FGA was founded in July, 2012 by Edmund (E.Q.) Sylvester. E.Q. is a director of the Western Golf Association (WGDSCN1077A), member of the United States Senior Golf Association (USSGA), and a triple amputee. FGA assists individuals with disabilities in many ways, including providing professionally run instructional clinics and golf events, and conducting Adaptive Golf training workshops to increase the number of qualified golf coaches to instruct individuals with special needs. www.fga.org.

GelTees are the world’s only fully biodegradable golf tees, with a mission.  That mission is not only to lower the environmental impact of the game, but to help fund charitable organizations that improve lives through the game of golf. We’re changing commodity into community. Made from 100% pharmaceutical grade gelatin, GelTees biodegrade within days of being left in the elements. With more than 2.8 billion wooden tees made annually in the US alone, GelTees could prevent the destruction of 70,000 trees per year and keep more than 16DSCN106500 tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. www.geltees.com.

ShoeTips helps golfers calm their minds and concentrate on the one or two thoughts they want to remember as they prepare to swing-boosting their confidence and enjoyment, and lowering their scores. Before you play, select two swing thoughts you want to remember from the 18 provided. Insert the labels securely into the two base clips and slide the clips easily, and snugly, over your shoelaces. The reminders will be in full view on your shoes as you address the ball. www.shoetipsgolf.com.

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.

Deadline For Current PricING Is This Friday, April 21 For ING SprING Conference

A free trip through the World Golf Hall of Fame Museum, educational seminars featuring guest speakers Steve Mona and Dave Pelz, product testing in the Demo Lab, private meetings in the One-On-One Appointment Show and two golf tournaments are just some of the things awaiting attendees at the 27th Annual ING Spring Conference.pelz_p_03_v3

But in order to secure current pricing, attendees and exhibitors must register by this Friday, April 21 for the May 21-24 conference at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, FL.

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.

ING will accept entries right up to the beginning of the conference, but pricing rises dramatically for those who do not register by April. 21. That is also the deadline to secure special accommodations prices at the host hotel, the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort.jaxbr_phototour23

The ING Conference schedule if full of activities, many of which are focused on developing and nurturing relationships. The schedule includes:

  • DEMO LAB: This is a wonderful opportunity for attendees to test the latest golf equipment and training aids on the practice range and green.
  • EDUCATION: The theme of this year’s educational seminars and workshops is “Golf: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.” Sessions include Marketing & PR, Social Media Marketing, and Golf In The Future. Guest speakers include short-game guru Dave Pelz and World Golf Foundation CEO Steve Mona. New this year is the ING Talks concept, a series of presentations based on the TED Talks that are designed to give attendees tips and information they can use in their own careers.Slammer & Squire #18
  • GOLF: The WAGT National Qualifier on the Slammer & Squire course at the World Golf Village. This individual stroke play net competition will be divided into five flights. Winners of those flights will earn complimentary entry and accommodations in the World Amateur Golfers Tour National Championship in August at ChampionsGate Resort.

One of the five ING qualifiers in 2016, Jim Smith, won his flight in the National Championship and went on to represent the USA in the World Championship in South Africa, expenses paid, where he finished third.

Also, the 10th Annual Durland Cup team scramble will take place on the Slammer & Squire on Wednesday.

  • NETWORKING: Several networking sessions are planned, including the Opening Night Welcome Reception in the World Golf Hall of Fame Museum, and the Tuesday Night Banquet.

Speakers Announced For Unique ING Talks Concept At SprING Conference

The International jaxbr_phototour62Network of Golf has chosen the five presenters in its’ is new speaking concept called ING Talks at the 27th Annual ING Spring Conference May 21-24 at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, FL.

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.

ING Talks is structured similarly to TED Talks, a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks of 18 minutes or less. But ING Talks has a narrower focus on subject matter. The objective is to provide conference attendees (media and industry leaders) with helpful information they can utilize in their own businesses and careers.

“This new concept reflects the true essence of ING, whose members come together to help each other flourish in the golf industry,” said ING Executive Director Mike Jamison. “ING is about information sharing, education, product exposure and relationship building.

The ING Conference Committee and ING Staff reviewed all the proposals that came in and determined that the following subjects for ING Talks at the conference:Steve Ryan

Making Golf Social…Social Media That Is – Presenter: Steve Ryan, Founder & CEO, RyTech, LLC. Ryan will explore the social media networks available today and discuss tips and tricks for increasing exposure and engagement on social media.

You Are A Rob CamperBrand. Now Let’s Make Sure It’s The Right One – Presenter: Rob Camper, Founder & CEO, GolfObssessed.Com. Camper will discuss the difference between a brand and commodity, and offer several laws of branding.Tom Ferraro

The Essential Laws Of Learning – Presenter: Dr. Tom Ferraro. The average golfer approaches game improvement blindly and without any understanding of how to learn. Ferraro will review the laws of learning, reviewing how some of the greats worked on their games.

User Demand For A More Visual Experience – Presenter: Joe Genovesi. Creative Director, Golf Marketing Services. This presentation covers the importance of Visual Impact (Photos, Videos, Infographics) and BrandJoe Genovesied Content. Genovesi will teach attendees how to avoid khaki in their golf marketing strategies, a key discussion as marketing has transitioned from print to digital.Seth

Teeing Up A New Mindset – Presenter: Seth Saunders, Elevated Worldwide. Finding success within the golf industry comes when people allow themselves to create an environment where real goals are set and there is a need to stretch to achieve those goals. Saunders will offer tips to change mindset.

The ING Talks sessions will take place throughout the conference schedule. Along with the new ING Talks concept, the conference will feature a full schedule of networking and educational events, including the popular One-On-One Appointment Show, where exhibitors conduct a series of 15-minute meetings with media members and attendees of their choice. Also on the schedule:

  • DEMO LAB: This is a wonderful opportunity for attendees to test the latest golf equipment and training aids on the practice range and green.
  • EDUCATION: The theme of this year’s educational seminars and workshops is “Golf: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.” Sessions include Marketing & PR, Social Media Marketing, and Golf In The Future. Guest speakers include short-game guru Dave Pelz and World Golf Foundation CEO Steve Mona.
  • GOLF: The WAGT National Qualifier on the Slammer & Squire course at the World Golf Village. This individual stroke play net competition will be divided into five flights. Winners of those flights will earn complimentary entry and accommodations in the World Amateur Golfers Tour National Championship in August at ChampionsGate Resort.

One of the five ING qualifiers in 2016, Jim Smith, won his flight in the National Championship and went on to represent the USA in the World Championship in South Africa, expenses paid, where he finished third.

Also, the 10th Annual Durland Cup team scramble will take place on the Slammer & Squire on Wednesday.

  • NETWORKING: Several networking sessions are planned, including the Opening Night Welcome Reception and the Tuesday Night Banquet.

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.

Five Golfers At ING SprING Conference Will Earn A Spot In WAGT National Championship

Five golfers will have the chance to play their way into the 2017 World Amateur Golfers Tour Championship National Finals when they compete at the 27th Annual ING Spring Conference May 21-25 at the World Golf Village.Slammer & Squire #18

The WAGT National Qualifier will be conducted on Monday, May 22 on the Slammer & Squire golf course at the World Golf Village.

This annual gathering of media and golf industry executives is conducted by the non-profit, media-based International Network of Golf, and is open to anyone in the golf industry or media.

The WAGT National Qualifier is sanctioned by the World Amateur Golfers Tour USA, a series of tournaments across the U.S. leading into the national finals in August. This is the sixth year that ING has hosted a national qualifying tournament for WGAT. Visit http://www.wgatusa.com/ for more information.

WAGT SmithThe top five scorers in this individual net stroke play event will advance to the WAGT National Finals August 3-5 at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate in Kissimmee, FL. Entry fee and accommodations will be complimentary at the Omni Resort for the five ING qualifiers. And as ING member Jim Smith did last year, flight winners at the nationals qualify for an expenses–paid trip to the World Championships Nov. 18-25 in Malaysia to represent the USA.

Also on the Slammer & Squire that day, a four-player Team Scramble will be conducted. Players can choose which competition they wish to play. The 10th Annual Durland Cup Team Scramble will take place Wednesday on the Slammer & Squire. This event is named in honor of ING’s first golf chair, Larry Durland, who passed away in 2015.

The ING Spring Conference’s opening night festivities will take place in the World Golf Hall of Fame Museum, located next to the host hotel, the WGV Renaissance. Attendees will be granted free entry into the museum, and will be allowed to stroll through the dozens of exhibits at their leisure. There will also be contests, including one on the golf simulator.WAGT-Tim

Along with the time spent exploring golf’s history in the World Golf Hall Of Fame & Museum, the conference will feature a full schedule of networking and educational events, including the popular One-On-One Appointment Show, where exhibitors conduct a series of 15-minute meetings with media members and attendees of their choice. Also on the schedule:

  • DEMO LAB: This is a wonderful opportunity for attendees to test the latest golf equipment and training aids on the practice range and green.
  • EDUCATION: The theme of this year’s educational seminars and workshops is “Golf: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.” Sessions include Marketing & PR, Social Media Marketing, and Golf In The Future. Speakers include short-game guru Dave Pelz, who will also participate in the Demo Lab, and World Golf Foundation CEO Steve Mona.
  • NETWORKING: Several networking sessions are planned, including the Opening Night Welcome Reception and the Tuesday Night Banquet.

To register for the ING Conference, or to find out more about ING, visit www.inggolf.com, or call 407-328-0500.

Four More Companies Join List Of Exhibitors For 27th Annual ING SprING

Four more companies have registered 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 Demo Hittingthe non-profit, media-based International Network of Golf. Anyone in the golf industry or media is eligible to attend.

PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions, Visit Central Florida, Zero Friction Golf and Tour Edge Golf have committed to the May conference. All will participate as Exhibitors in the One-On-One Appointment Show, and Tour Edge will also be exhibiting in the Demo Lab on Tuesday morning of the conference. All four are returning exhibitors from the 2016 ING Conference.

PGA WORLDWIDE GOLF EXHIBITIONS – In partnership with the PGA of America, PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions organizes two industry business gatherings in the U.S. each year.  The PGA Merchandise Show, held each January in Orlando, hosts some 43,000 industry professionals and more than 1,000 golf-related companies and brands participating in product exhibitions, demonstrations, educational seminars and special events.  The PGA Fashion & Demo Experience in Las Vegas in August features an upscale presentation of golf fashion, equipment and technology merchandise. www.pgalasvegas.com.

TOURTour Edge EDGE GOLF – Tour Edge manufacturers and sells golf clubs under both the Exotics and Tour Edge brands. With experienced designers and smaller production runs, Exotics by Tour Edge brings futuristic technologies to the marketplace months, even years, ahead of its time. Exotics’ manufactures the finest quality, high-technology golf clubs and hand-assembles them one club at a time. Tour Edge clubs have forged a name for itself as a producer of high-quality golf clubs that are sold at unbeatable prices.  www.touredge.com.

VISIT CENTRAL FLORIDA – Some truly fantastic golf opportunities abound throughout Central FlPrintorida’s Polk County, with more than 40 public access courses. Many of the top designers, including Donald Ross, Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw and Tom Doak have left an indelible mark on the region, providing a wide variety of course design styles. From Streamsong Resort’s highly ranked modern courses to five courses that appear on Florida’s Historic Courses trail, Polk County will accommodate golfers of all abilities and budgets. www.visitcentralflorida.org.

JMiller02-AZERO FRICTION – Zero Friction provides high-quality, technologically advanced products for golfers worldwide, including gloves, performance golf tees, grips, balls and accessories. Hall of Famer Johnny Miller was so impressed when introduced to Zero Friction in 2015 that he took a stake in the company and helped designed the Johnny Miller Motion-Fit Glove. Zero Friction’s most recent success story is the groundbreaking DistancePro golf glove, which includes a small, ultra light GPS device attached to glove flap. The package includes two gloves and the transferrable GPS device and starts at $140. www.zerofriction.com.

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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