The No. 1 ball fitter in golf, a new organization for golfers with special needs, a consumer-direct golf equipment company and one of the leading amateur golf tours in the world are among the companies that have committed to attending the 24th Annual ING Spring Conference June 1-4 at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.

Bridgestone Golf, Freedom Golf, Razor Golf and the World Golfers Amateur Tour USA will be among the Exhibiting Companies at golf’s most unique networking conference. All four will participate in the popular One-On-One Appointment Show, as well as other elements of the conference.


Here is a summary of four of the early commitments for Exhibiting Companies.

Bridgestone Golf – Based in Covington, GA, Bridgestone manufactures and markets premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under the Bridgestone and Precept brand names. Bridgestone, the industry leader in live launch monitor fittings with over 250,000 sessions, will conduct a ball-fitting session for attendees during the ING Demo Lab. Bridgestone is represented by such players as Fred Couples, Matt Kuchar, Davis Love III, Nick Price, Brandt Snedeker, Karrie Webb and Paula Creamer.

Freedom Golf – Located in Burr Ridge, IL, FGA is dedicated to bringing a sense of freedom and joy to individuals with special needs through their inclusion in the world of golf. FGA does this in several ways: Holds golf clinics & events for those with special needs; Conducts “Teach the Teacher” seminars; Serves as an Adaptive Golf Communication Center; Assists with access to golf-related scholarships.

Razor Golf – This Tampa-based company provides beautiful and exceptional golf equipment directly to the consumer. Its’ latest offering is the Eclipse line of irons and woods, promising more distance and great feel. Razor utilizes the latest in technology in its clubs, without the burden of large overhead costs. This allows Razor to deliver exceptional product for less money.

WGAT – The World Golfers Championship is the largest amateur team and individual golf tournament in the world. Nearly four-dozen countries participate in the world championship, including the USA, which sends five individuals who win the national championship in their respective flights. WGAT conducts a National Qualifier competition at the ING Spring Conference. The five players who win their flights will receive complimentary entry and accommodations at the 2014 WGAT National Championship at Mission Inn Resort.

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The 2014 ING Spring Conference will welcome approximately 150 people from all walks of the golf industry and media. The popular One-On-One Appointment Show has been expanded to two days, and the educational format has been revised to feature more customized choices, including sessions on Social Media Marketing.

Approximately 20 companies are expected to display their products for testing in the Demo Lab. There will also be golf events, including the World Golfers Amateur Tour National Qualifier, and the 7th Annual Durland Cup Scramble.

Resorts Casino Hotel will serve as the official headquarters of the conference, hosting all of the educational sessions and most of the meal and networking elements of the meeting. Resorts Casino Hotel is situated on 11 acres of land with approximately 310 feet of Boardwalk frontage overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Resorts offers guests 942 hotel rooms and suites in two hotel towers: the oceanfront 15-story Ocean Tower, and the magnificent showpiece, the new $125 million, 27-story luxury Rendezvous Tower, which will provide the ING accommodations.

Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, Atlantic City Country Club and Ron Jaworski’s Blue Heron Pines will host the golf functions.