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.

ING SprING Conference Attendees Will Enjoy Free Stroll Through History In World Golf Hall Of Fame & Museum

LAKE MARY, FL – (March 23, 2017) – Attendees of the 27th Annual ING Spring Conference in May will get a free stroll though history during the Opening Night Reception at the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum.

This annual gathering of media and golf industry executives is set for May 21-25 at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine. The non-profit, media-based International Network of Golf conducts the conference, which is open to anyone in the golf industry or media.HOF 4

The 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.

Museum visitors cross over a replica of St. Andrews Old Course’s famous Swilcan Bridge and enter a wonderful world of golf’s history.

Among the many exhibits to explore:
Member Locker Room – This area has been expanded and renovated to include a new entrance, 22 new lockers, and the addition of a more clubhouse-type feel that includes leather couches, a new sound system and a 70-inch television. The “Championship Moments” video, highlighting each Hall of Fame member, plays on the TV screen.

HOF Locker RoomPast Inductee Exhibits – Members who aren’t in the current class are still celebrated in the Hall of Fame, and their accomplishments can be seen in the Recent Inductee Exhibits.

The Royal and Ancient Game – Learn about more than five centuries of golf lore, from its formative years in Scotland to its global expansion, by exploring the early stick-and-ball forerunners that preceded the modern-day game.

Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf Theater – The Hall of Fame’s Founding Partner created one of golf’s most beloved television shows with Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf.

Wall of Fame – The center of the Museum is Shell Hall, where members of the World Golf Hall of Fame are honored on an 88-foot-long Wall of Fame.

The World Golf Hall Of Fame and Museum last year announced its 2017 Induction Class: Henry Longhurst, Davis Love III, Meg Mallon, Lorena Ochoa and Ian Woosnam. These five new members will be enshrined at the World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on September 26 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City the week of the Presidents Cup.

Major Moments ExhibitAlong 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.
  • 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. 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.

ING SprING Conference To Introduce New NetworkING Concept – PayING It Forward – At World Golf Village

PAYING IT FowardThe International Network of Golf is introducing a new networking concept called PayING It Forward at its 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.

While PayING It Forward is structured to promote relationship building, it goes well beyond that by encouraging the creation of instant beneficial programs betweenBO:TR copy attendees who have not worked together in the past.

The PayING It Forward program will kick off on opening night of the ING Conference, when attendees will be asked to link up with someone they have yet to work with. Following a discussion of their businesses and objectives, the attendees will create a plan to assist their new contact without expectation of reciprocation.

Attendees will be asked to share their plans with the ING staff prior to the conclusion of the conference, and then report back to ING once the plan has been facilitated.

“In today’s challenging business climate, it is more important than ever for individuals and companies to cooperate in a mutually beneficial way,” said ING Executive Director Mike Jamison. “That has always been the true essence of ING, and the PayING It Forward program will Faces-DS-ET copystrengthen our objective of helping each other grow our businesses and careers.”

Along with the new PayING It Forward 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. Speakers include short-game guru Dave Pelz, dp_headshot_kil004who will also participate in the Demo Lab, 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. 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.

Three Travel-Related Organizations, SCNS Commit To ING Conference

Three companies involved in the golf travel business, and SCNS Sports Foods, are among the early exhibitor registrants for the 27th Annual ING Spring Conference at the World Golf Village May 21-25.jaxbr_phototour23

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.

Golf Mesquite Nevada, Perry Golf and the Citrus Golf Trail have committed to the May conference, all participating at the One-On-One Appointment Show level. Golf Mesquite and Perry are returning exhibitors from the 2016 IN Conference, while Citrus Golf Trail joins SCNS Sports Foods as a first-time exhibitor.

CITRUS GOLF TRAIL – A collection of great golf courses in the heart of central Florida, Highlands County’s Citrus Golf Trail offers citrus-golf-trail logo copyhistory, value, great golf and the friendliest service anywhere. Partner Courses include River Greens, Highlands Ridge Golf Club, Sun N Lakes Golf Club, Harder Hall, Golf Hammock and Placid Lakes Country Club. The relaxed and welcoming nature of the folks who live and work in the region is reflected in the place to stay for a golf getaway in Sebring – Inn On The Lakes. Set in lush landscaped gardens, this lakeside hotel offers a true home-away-from-home feel, with a terrific restaurant and bar – Chicanes – that serves a free hot breakfast as part of every golf package. www.visithighlandscounty.com/golfpromo.

GOLF MESQUITE NEVADA – This co-op marketing organization is comprised of the top golf courses and resorts in the golf-rich town of Mesquite, NV, just 80 miles north of Las Vegas. Golf Mesquite makes it easy for golfers to book the perfect golf vacation wigolf_mesquite_rgb copyth one-stop shopping. It was recently announced that the Golf Channel will broadcast the “Clash in the Canyon” live from the Mesquite Sports and Event Complex as part of the World Long Drive Association’s 2017 tour. The long-hitting showcase will mark the return of a sport that can trace its beginnings back to the Virgin Valley. Prior to the event’s departure four years ago, Mesquite had hosted Long Drive events dating to 1997, and the city built the Sports and Event Complex in 2008 to host the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships, off the aptly named World Champion Way. www.golfmesquitenevada.com.

PERRYGOLFPerryGolf provides expertly personalized golf & lifestyle travel experiences to 12 of the world’s most desirable destinations; Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Argentina. PG logo horiz colorPerryGolf is uniquely qualified with over 30 years of practice to arrange every aspect of a seamless itinerary whether you prefer the legendary links of St Andrews or a safari with your play in South Africa. Today, PerryGolf has extended its reach throughout the globe to offer the same complete and uncompromising experience with escorted trips to Asia, South Africa, Italy & the South Pacific. The Golf Cruise programs in conjunction with SeaDream Yacht Club and Azamara Club Cruises have become industry standards for exceptional and seamless golf cruise experiences. www.perrygolf.com

SCNS SPORTS FOODS – Located in Upland, CA, SCNS Sports, marketer and distributor of the popular 1st Tee™ and 10th Tee™ 1stTeePlus-10thTeePlusLogos_wBackgrounds_Finalnutrition and energy bars, which are sold at over 2,500 golf courses and retail outlets across the United States. SCNS is a Gold Partner to The First Tee, and donates $0.15 to The First Tee on every Trail Mix bar sold. Late last year the company introduced its new and improved 1st Tee Plus+ and 10th Tee Plus+ bars. SCNS removed high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors from its four original bars (1st Tee Oatmeal Raisin Bar, 1st Tee Chocolate Peanut Bar, 10th Tee Peanut Honey Bar and 10th Tee Chocolate Peanut Caramel Bar) and now markets the bars as “Plus+” bars. www.golfenergybar.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.

Several Top Media Outlets Among Early Registrants For ING SprING Conference

An impressive roster of media outlets are among the early commitments for the 27th Annual ING Spring Conference, scheduled for May 21-25 at the World Golf Village and Hall Of Fame Museum.DSC_5802

The non-profit International Network of Golf, the industry’s only media-based networking organization, conducts this annual gathering of media and golf companies and leaders. ING is “where the media and golf industry connect.”

Anyone in the golf industry and media is invited to join ING and attend the conference. Call 407-328-0500 for details.

Among the early media commitments for the conference is The Met Golfer, which won the ING Industry Honors award in the Publications Category at the January PGA Merchandise Show. Editor Jeff Neuman will be on hand for the four days of meetings, seminars, networking and golf.

Also registered is the TV Show Category winner, The Traveling Golfer with host Tony Leodora, who is joined by producer Jamie McWilliams and Golf Talk Live radio show producer Eddie Caiazzo.

Faces-MKAnother award-winner, The Back 9 Boys radio show with host Rich Styles, has committed to attend, as has multiple award-winning golf writers Mike Kern from the Philadelphia Daily News and Ed Travis of the A Position.

Other media outlets committed include The Golf Insiders Radio Show, Golfing Magazine, New England Golf Monthly, Golf Gear Weekly, ProGolfWeekly.com, Southern Golf Central Magazine, GolfBucksCounty.com, IntoTheGrain.com and ESouthernNews.com.

World Golf Foundation CEO Steve Mona will speak to the ING attendees on various topics, including what the golf business might look like in five years. That fits the conference theme, GOLF: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

Mona joins golf’s foremost authority on the short game and putting, Dave Pelz, as guest speakers at the conference. Pelz tirelessly studies the game to help golfers use practical techniques to shoot lower scores. His current project is a breakthrough system for Green Reading. Pelz also coaches three top players on the PGA Tour and serves as brand ambassador for Cleveland Golf and Srixon Golf.

Also on the ING Spring Conference schedule:

DEMO LAB: Companies with golf clubs, putters, training aids and instructional programs, including Dave Pelz, get space on the range and putting green to display product. Attendees, including dozens of golf writers, bDSC_5904roadcasters and editors from media outlets across America come through the Lab to capture first-hand knowledge of the equipment. There is also a skills challenge during the Tuesday morning session.

ONE ON ONE APPOINTMENT SHOW: The most popular element of the conference year in and year out, this tabletop show is where exhibitors conduct a series of 15-minute meetings with media members and attendees of their choice.

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.

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 Aug. 3-5 at ChampionsGate Resort in Kissimmee, FL.

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.

Steve Mona To Be Guest Speaker At 27th Annual ING SprING Conference

World Golf Foundation CEO Steve Mona will be a guest speaker at the 27th Annual ING Spring Conference, scheduled for May 21-25 at the World Golf Village and Hall Of Fame Museum.

The non-profit International Network of Golf, the industry’s only media-based networking organization, conducts this annual gathering of media and golf companies and leaders. ING is “where the media and golf industry connect.”Mona137

Anyone in the golf industry and media is invited to join ING and attend the conference. Call 407-328-0500 for details.

Mona has enjoyed a storied career in the golf industry, and has been CEO at the World Golf Foundation since 2008. The mission of the World Golf Foundation is to unite the golf industry in support of initiatives that enhance the growth of and provide access to the game of golf worldwide, while preserving golf’s traditional values and passing them on to others.

Through The First Tee, the World Golf Foundation focuses on positively impacting the lives of young people. Under the banner of the World Golf Hall of Fame, it recognizes and celebrates golf’s greatest players and contributors and serves as an inspiration to golfers and fans worldwide. The World Golf Foundation’s GOLF 20/20 initiative pursues programs to ensure golf’s continued growth and vitality. All World Golf Foundation initiatives work together to support the growth of the game among youth, women and minorities, while also fostering diversity within the golf industry.

Prior to the World Golf Foundation, Mona served as CEO of the Golf Course Superintendents of America for 15 years, where he helped raise the stature of that important organization with many groundbreaking initiatives. Mona, who received a bachelor’s degree in journalism (cum laude) from San Jose State University, also worked as assistant manager of press relations for the United States Golf Association, and as executive director of the Georgia State Golf
Association.

He will speak to the ING attendees on various topics, including what the golf business might look like in five years. That fits the conference theme, GOLF: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.dp_headshot_kil004

Mona joins golf’s foremost authority on the short game and putting, Dave Pelz, as guest speakers at the conference. Pelz tirelessly studies the game to help golfers use practical techniques to shoot lower scores. His current project is a breakthrough system for Green Reading. Pelz also coaches three top players on the PGA Tour and serves as brand ambassador for Cleveland Golf and Srixon Golf.

Also on the ING Spring Conference schedule:

DEMO LAB: Companies with golf clubs, putters, training aids and instructional programs, including Dave Pelz, get space on the range and putting green to display product. Attendees, including dozens of golf writers, broadcasters and editors from media outlets across America come through the Lab to capture first-hand knowledge of the equipment. There is also a skills challenge during the Tuesday morning session.

ONE ON ONE APPOINTMENT SHOW: The most popular element of the conference year in and year out, this tabletop show is where exhibitors conduct a series of 15-minute meetings with media members and attendees of their choice.Panel-Mon-Good

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.

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 Aug. 3-5 at ChampionsGate Resort in Kissimmee, FL.

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.

PGA Professionals Will Earn Up To 17 Required PGA Education Points At ING SprING Conference

PGA Professionals will earn up to 17 Required PGA Education Points by attending the 27th Anniversary ING Spring Conference at the World Golf Village and Hall Of Fame Museum May 21-24.Demo Hitting

The non-profit International Network of Golf, the industry’s only media-based networking organization, conducts this annual gathering of media and golf companies and leaders. ING is “where the media and golf industry connect.”

Anyone in the golf industry and media is invited to join ING and attend the conference. Call 407-328-0500 for details.

PGA Professionals receive discounted fees when they register for the conference, and will earn up to 17 PGA Education Credits based on the number of events they attend. PGA Professionals’ registration form can be found at www.inggolf.com under Spring Conference.

PGA Professionals will join other attendees in all elements on the ING Spring Conference schedule, including a keynote speech by short-game guru Dave Pelz. Also on the schedule:

DEMO LAB: Companies with golf clubs, putters, training aids and instructional programs get space on the range and putting green to display product. Attendees, including dozens of golf writers, broadcasters and editAppt-Perry-TKors from media outlets across America come through the Lab to capture first-hand knowledge of the equipment. There is also a skills challenge during the Tuesday morning session.

ONE ON ONE APPOINTMENT SHOW: The most popular element of the conference year in and year out, this tabletop show is where exhibitors conduct a series of 15-minute meetings with media members and attendees of their choice.

  • 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.
  • 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 Durland Cup Winnersand accommodations in the World Amateur Golfers Tour National Championship Aug. 3-5 at ChampionsGate Resort in Kissimmee, FL.

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.

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

 

Dave Pelz To Be Keynote Speaker At ING SprING Conference At World Golf Village

Short game guru Dave Pelz will be the keynote speaker at the 27th Annual ING Spring Conference, scheduled for May 21-25 at the World Golf Village and Hall Of Fame Museum.

The non-profit International Network of Golf, the industry’s only media-based networking organization, conducts this annual gathering of media and golf companies and leaders. ING is “where the media and golf industry connect.”dp_headshot_kil004

Anyone in the golf industry and media is invited to join ING and attend the conference. Call 407-328-0500 for details.

As golf’s foremost authority on the short game and putting, Dave Pelz 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.

scoring game school logo copyPelz was a staple on The Golf Channel television network for more than a decade. He is the author of seven instructional books (including a New York Times bestseller) as well as regular monthly articles in GOLF Magazine (more than 275 articles, including 21 cover stories).

Pelz tirelessly studies the game to help golfers use practical techniques to shoot lower scores. His current project is a breakthrough system for Green Reading. Pelz also coaches three top players on the PGA Tour and serves as brand ambassador for Cleveland Golf and Srixon Golf.

Also on the ING Spring Conference schedule:

DEMO LAB: Companies with golf clubs, putters, training aids and instructional programs, including, Dave Pelz, get space onDemo-Bridge-TV the range and putting green to display product. Attendees, including dozens of golf writers, broadcasters and editors from media outlets across America come through the Lab to capture first-hand knowledge of the equipment. There is also a skills challenge during the Tuesday morning session.

ONE ON ONE APPOINTMENT SHOW: The most popular element of the conference year in and year out, this tabletop show is where exhibitors conduct a series of 15-minute meetings with media members and attendees of their choice.

  • 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.
  • 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 WGAT Winnersaccommodations in the World Amateur Golfers Tour National Championship Aug. 3-5 at ChampionsGate Resort in Kissimmee, FL.

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.

CHASE54, Knuth Golf, L2 Putters Among Early Registrants For ING SprING Conference

Three up-and-coming companies in the golf industry are among the early registrants for the 27th Annual ING Spring Conference at the World Golf Village May 21-25.jaxbr_phototour62

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.

CHASE54 apparel company, Knuth Golf with its High Heat family of metalwoods, and L2 Putters have committed to the May conference, all returning from last year’s gathering in Heber Valley, Utah.

CHASE54 – Based in New York, CHASE54 is one of the true rising stars in the apparel segment of the golf industry. CHASE54’s performance-enhancing technology is developed to keep golfers cool, dry & flexible, providing tBest Dressed 2he comfort needed to assist golfers in their chase for better scores. Tour professionals who wear the CHASE54 brand include Jerry Kelly, Will Wilcox and Brooke Pancake. The line features a wide variety of colorful designs. This will be the third consecutive ING Spring Conference for CHASE54, which will provide gift shirts to all attendees. www.chase54.com.

KNUTH GOLF – Dean Knuth was a Senior Director at the USGA for 16 years, during which he created the Slope SysCON BEST-Producttem used in handicapping. Now he is designing golf clubs based on the needs of amateur golfers, whose swing speeds and performance needs are different from those of Tour Pros. The High Heat metalwoods have taken the golf industry by storm, with their lower and deeper center of gravity and other features that make golf easier for amateurs. Winner of the last two ING Industry Honors awards for Product Ingenuity-Emerging Companies, Knuth Golf is attending the conference for the fifth straight year. www.knuthgolf.com.
L2 PUTTERS – Introduced to members at last year’s ING Spring Conference, L2 Putters feature a “physics inspired” dDemo-L2esign with the highest MOI in the industry. The size and weight of the L2 MOI MAX allows for maximum stability and will improve your distance control and direction, promoting an effortless and natural pendulum stroke. A large impact zone (3.5 inches) provides the greatest amount of “forgiveness” on off-center hits. The “stand alone” feature will improve alignment. www.l2putters.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.

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