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.