Bridgestone Golf has agreed to return as a Support Sponsor of the 23rd Annual ING Media Awards contest. This is the fourth straight year Bridgestone has participated in the program.

MA-JPThe non-profit International Network of Golf conducts the contest, recognizing the best and brightest among ING media members. Winners in a dozen writing, broadcasting and photography categories will be announced and honored at the ING Media Awards Presentation Press Conference Jan. 27, 4:45 p.m. in Room 309A at the PGA Merchandise Show.

Noted broadcaster Mitch Laurance will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the program, which will be followed by a reception and Q&A with Johnny Miller. Judging is done by a panel of three independent experts in each category who 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.

As a Support Sponsor, Bridgestone Golf will donate golf balls to each Outstanding Achiever in the 12 categories. First-place winner will receive a golf shirt from Chase 54, a belt from Nexbelt and a golf glove from Zero Friction.

ING is the golf industry’s only media-based networking organization. “ING is where media and the golf industry connect.” The 26th Annual ING Spring Conference is scheduled for May 22-26, 2016 in Heber Valley, Utah.BSG B330 eb

Anyone in the media or golf industry is invited to join and attend the conference. For more information, call 407-328-0500, or visit

About Bridgestone Golf

Bridgestone Golf, Inc., based in Covington, GA, manufactures and markets premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under the Bridgestone and Precept brand names. Bridgestone is represented on a world stage by a number of internationally famed golfers including Fred Couples, Paula Creamer, Matt Kuchar, Davis Love III, Brandt Snedeker, Hudson Swafford, Lee Trevino and Karrie Webb. Bridgestone Golf is proud to be the #1 Ball Fitter in Golf as the industry leader in live launch monitor fittings.

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