The International Network of Golf will conduct its 27th Annual ING Media Awards program as part of the PGA Merchandise Show Virtual Experience this week.

The presentation will be tomorrow, Friday, January 29 at 11 am EDT from the ING Showroom on the PGA Merchandise Show Virtual Experience platform.

Anyone registered as a PGA Show attendee can sign into the ING Media Awards Presentation. Instructions for entering the Media Awards Program:

  1. As a reminder, you must be registered for the (virtual) PGA Merchandise Show in order to attend the ING presentation.
  2. Once you have registered and activated that registration, you may click on this link to add the session to your Show Week schedule:
  3. On Wednesday, you will receive a reminder to join the session AND you can also join the session directly from your “My Schedule” in your attendee profile dashboard.  (If you are not using the show calendar, you make directly access the presentation here:

The non-profit International Network of Golf conducts the contest, recognizing the best and brightest among its media members. Of the ING Media Awards categories, seven are for writers: Travel Writing, Business Writing, Opinions/Editorials, Feature Writing, Profile Writing, Equipment/Apparel Writing and Competition Coverage.

Other categories include, Excellence in Publications, TV Shows, Radio Shows (two categories), Podcasts and the Internet Video category.

Judging is done by a panel of three independent experts in each category. Judges are selected by Individual Category Chairs. Where possible, by-lines and publication names are stripped from the articles before they are sent to the judges.

Rules, regulations, category descriptions, entry forms and past winners can be found under Awards on the site.

CertiFresh Cigar® has signed on as Distribution Sponsor. Since the presentation will be conducted virtually this year, winners’ plaques and prizes will need to be shipped, so CertiFresh stepped up to cover those costs.

Prize sponsors include Volvik golf balls and Zero Friction golf gloves. The Host sponsor is the PGA Merchandise Show Virtual Experience.

ING is the golf industry’s only media-based networking organization. “ING is where media and the golf industry connect.”

The 30th Annual ING Spring Conference is scheduled for May 23-27, 2021 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, PA.

Anyone in the media or golf industry is invited to join. For more information, call 407-474-0531, or visit