ING Spring Conference Exhibitors/Sponsors

Updated May 8

(Descriptions provided by the companies)


Dunning Golf

Kate Cunningham

Senior Vice President

134 West 37th St, 8th FL
New York, NY 10018

PH: 800-845-6591


DUNNING is named after our founder, Ralph Dunning. A native of Toronto, Ralph is a performance sportswear pioneer and has been engineering fabric with a distinctly modern aesthetic for over 30 years. In 2001, while Ralph was building a premier cycling apparel brand and competing in Ironman triathlons he became naturally curious as to why such a versatile performance fabric was missing from the golf industry. The result? A brand-new category of world-class golf apparel inspired by fit, playability, and the goal to become the most technical player specific apparel company in golf.


eduKaytion golf

Kay McMahon

Co-Owner, Director of Instruction

Eloise Trainor

Co-Owner, Director, Business Development

118 Dermody Rd.

Canaan, NY 12029

PH: 518-669-1551


eduKaytion Golf, The Best in Golf Instruction & Innovation, directed by Kay McMahon, LPGA Teaching Hall of Fame, and Eloise Trainor, Founder – FUTURES Tour (Now LPGA Symetra) known for their simplistic trademarked Golf 8.5TM approach – Simple Steps to a Classic Swing.  They established eduKaytion Golf in 2003, and now headquartered at MetroWest Golf Club, Orlando, FL, with additional sites in Berkshire County, MA, and the Albany, New York Capital Region. McMahon, also a PGA member, and Trainor, an LPGA member won the 2015 ING Industry Honor Player Development Award through their Golf 8.5 programs – only 4 things to do before the swing and only 4.5 things to do in the swing.   eduKaytion Golf programs include private lessons, Golf 8.5 Workshops, Junior K-Kamps, Teacher Certification, speaking engagements, at their local sites and offered as guest instructors throughout the country.


Golf Skate Caddy

Ken Koldenhoven, President

8512 Egret Meadow Lane

West Palm Beach, FL 33412

PH: 561-335-6465


Golf Skate Caddy, the leading manufacturer in single rider golf carts, launched its newest model, GSC V3, at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show. The V3 has a number of features and improvements, including variable speed and braking system, a wide high-traction platform, stability pole and adaptive suspension for balance and control. The single rider cart has a variety of convenient holders for golf balls, mobile and GPS devices, and more. For personal use, the V3 collapses easily and fits in most large vehicles, SUVs and trucks.


Greenkeepers, Inc.

Frank Carroll, President

2170 Bennett Rd.

Philadelphia, Pa. 19116

PH: 215 464-7540


Manufacturer of golf accessories including: Line M Up Ball Alignment Systems, 4 Yards More Golf Tee, the new Line M Up Pro Brush Tip, My Ball personal ID tool. Line M Up is the #1 selling ball lining tool in the industry, The New Survivor Performance Golf Tee. Once again the least ball spin of any tee tested.


Greg Norman Collection
134 West 37th St, 4th FL
New York, NY 10018

PH: 888-667-6264

Built upon a unique combination of performance, luxury and style Greg Norman Collection is a leading worldwide marketer of golf-inspired apparel for women and women. Established in 1992, Greg Norman Collection is inspired by “The Shark” himself. Reflecting his adventurous spirit and confident, independent style, the collection captures the player’s powerful elegance, enthusiasm and passion for individual design sense. The products encompass state-of-the-art fabric innovations as well as extensive fashion range.



Jayson Heller President

18 Great Pine Path

Plantsville, CT 06479

PH: 860-302-3019


The HEADLOCK is a spring-loaded locking lanyard that attaches to your waist on one end and has a mouthpiece on the opposite end.  Two oppositional magnets connect in the center.  The HEADLOCK is retractable to adjust the tightness depending on your body type.  When you lift your head during your swing, the HEADLOCK disengages. The HEADLOCK helps develop muscle memory to stop lifting your head and promotes consistent ball contact.


Highlands Ridge Golf Club

Joe Pace, Owner, GM

3003 East Fairway Vista Drive
Avon Park, Florida 33825

PH: 863-471-1115


Highlands Ridge is a 55+ community with 36 holes of world-class golf set in a tropical oasis next to a nature conservatory and a 260-acre freshwater lake. Highlands Ridge is an active located in Avon Park, Florida.  Nestled between orange groves and just below the frost-belt line lies this beautiful community.  The North Course was designed by world-renowned architect Dave Harman who patterned it after Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand, which was recognized as Golf Digest’s Best New International Course of 2001. The South Course was designed by Steve Smyers and is a classic blend of a shotmaker’s delight with lush tropical surroundings.


Inn On The Lakes

Phil Hatfield

Proprietor/General Manager

3101 Golfview Drive

Sebring, FL 33870

PH: 863.471.9400


Inn on the Lakes was opened in 1992 by Christopher Pavlo with the vision of creating a home away from home experience for all visitors. Since its opening, the boutique hotel has remained in the family–owned and operated by Christine and Phil Hatfield and boasts 145 newly redesigned guest rooms and 15 individually inspired suites and 3 conference rooms. The Inn is the #1 hotel destination for golf packages in Highlands County. Packages start at just $89 per night, per person, plus tax based on double occupancy and include a one night stay, one round of golf at the guest’s choice of available courses along the Citrus Golf Trail, and breakfast at Chicanes daily.


Knuth Golf, Inc.

Dean Knuth, President

PH: 619 246-7947


Steve Trattner, Vice President

PH: 410 353-0446


506 Goodland Place 

Rockville MD 20850

Based on a ratio of marketing dollars spent to awards earned, no golf brand has outperformed High Heat since it was introduced in 2015. Designed for amateur swings and performance needs, Knuth Golf’s High Heat clubs have been named to dozens of media “top product” lists. High Heat clubs feature award winning lower and deeper center of gravity, providing a larger sweet spot for increased distance and accuracy. Knuth is the only company to take advantage of the new USGA Rule that provides a greater trampoline effect in the toe and heel than the center of the face. As a result of its novel 3-Trampoline Face Technology, its larger sweet spot is now across the entire face, so amateurs achieve the same distance across the face. Hall of Fame teacher Kay McMahon said ” High Heat 257+ new face technology made the ‘best’ clubs for amateur golfers even better.”


New Ground Golf

Joe Jung, Co-Founder

200 W. 22nd St. #251

Lombard, IL 60148

PH: 847-436-4262


New Ground Golf is a small group of longtime industry veterans who took matters into our own hands. We make long irons for those players who prefer an iron to a wood, regardless of handicap. New Ground Irons are confidence inspiring at address, produce high launch and high speed, and can be used off of any turf conditions. We feel they are the most user-friendly long irons ever made, and arguably the most beautiful.


Parforma Nutrition Bars

Jeremy DeLuca, President

PH: 208-794-1972


The Birdie Bar, manufactured by ParForma, is the first nutrition bar made specifically for golfers.  Most nutrition bars create insulin spikes because of their high sugar content. The Birdie Bar consists of healthy carbs and fats to harness energy to muscles, high protein to fight fatigue, and low sugar to avoid insulin spikes and crashes. And it tastes great!  Plus the Birdie Bar doesn’t have a sticky chocolate coating, so it won’t melt in your hands or in your golf bag.  For golfers looking for a healthier choice, the new Birdie Bar is your ideal golfing partner.


PGA Golf Exhibitions 

PGA Fashion & Demo Experience/   

Aug. 13-14, 2019 – Las Vegas

PGA Merchandise Show/ 

Jan. 21-24, 2020 – Orlando


Max Walker (Exhibitors)

PH: 203-840-5488


Sherry Major (Media/PR)

PH: 716-662-3855


In partnership with the PGA of America, PGA Golf Exhibitions organizes two important industry business gatherings in the U.S. each year. The PGA Fashion & Demo Experience in Las Vegas in August features an upscale presentation of golf fashion, equipment and technology merchandise, comprehensive education conference, the NGCOA & PGA technology forum, fashion show and an exciting Demo Experience at Topgolf Las Vegas. The PGA Merchandise Show, held each January in Orlando, hosts some 43,000 industry professionals from nearly 90 countries and more than 1,000 golf-related companies and brands, creating the world’s largest golf business event.In addition to extensive product displays within one million square feet exhibition and demonstration space, PGA Show Week includes the world’s largest all-professional Demo Day, a comprehensive education conference, fashion show, presentations on the PGA Forum Stage, allied organization awards and presentations, celebrity appearances and more.


Ron Garl Golf Course Design

Ron Garl, President

704 S. Missouri Avenue

Lakeland, FL  33815

PH: 863-688-8383


Ron Garl’s design philosophy is to design and build memorable golf courses that challenge players to excel and that everyone can enjoy. Having designed and renovated more than 250 golf courses worldwide, many of his designs have been selected as sites for the PGA, Senior PGA, Canadian and European Tour events. He has been an innovator in designing state of the art practice facilities. He is currently working in China, Austria, Colombia, Canada and the U.S. Ron graduated from of the University of Florida. 


Sacks Parente Golf

Angelo Papadourakis

Executive Vice President, Sales
551 Calle San Pablo
Camarillo, CA 93012
PH: 833-776-6659

At Sacks Parente Golf we’re on a mission to help every golfer play better and have more fun, by making superior putting instruments that outperform the rest and help golfers lower their scores. We create visionary putters that defy convention yet honor golf’s illustrious past. Using science, imagination, and innovative manufacturing techniques combined with traditional design aesthetic and relentless dedication to our craft, we created the most extraordinary putters on the market. Our putters are unique in every way and unlike anything you’ve ever tried. They are more than just a golf club, a SACKS PARENTE is finely tuned instrument to help you play better and have more fun.


SEVEN Sebring Raceway Hotel

Reinhard Haubner, General Manager

150 Midway Drive

Sebring, FL 33870

PH: 888-SEVEN-01

FX: 877-725-8589


Seven Sebring Raceway Hotel is the ideal destination for guests looking for a genuine automotive adventure at a facility that is full of motorsports history. The hotel name, “Seven” is inspired by where it is situated on the Sebring International Raceway circuit – Turn 7. Like a dependable friend, guests can and will always turn to Seven. The Sebring hotel will continue to be its guests’ second home as they return year after year. Seven Sebring Raceway Hotel features 123 rooms, two restaurants (Sunrise at Seven and APEX at Seven), a full-service bar, indoor/outdoor event space, a swimming pool, direct racetrack access, a fitness center and in-room dining.


Strike Absorber – Ultimate Practice Mats

Zane Sites, CEO

22805 Eyota Rd.

Apple Valley, CA 92308

PH: 760-408-5178 


The StrikeAbsorber ultimate practice mat has a patented inflatable bladder beneath the mat’s surface that is adjustable for your practice routine. The StrikeAbsorber simulates the forward motion of real grass giving way to the forward impact of the club head.  Hit it fat or hit it flush – the StrikeAbsorber will let you know. It prevents shock, strain and injuries to golfers often caused by practicing on hard, unforgiving turf and inferior mats. 


Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club

Cliff Easum, General Manager

5223 Sun ‘N Lake Blvd.

Sebring, FL 33872

PH: 863-385-4830


Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club is a 36-hole semi-private golf facility located in the heart of Sebring.The Deer Run Golf Course opened in 1976. It is a classic Don Dyer designed golf course, featuring long holes and obstacles to challenge even expert golfers, including the dramatic island green par 3 18th. The greens are made of Champion grass, and the fairways and roughs feature 419 Bermuda grass. Turtle Run Golf opened in 1999. Charles Ankrom’s design tests a golfer’s accuracy and ability. Although not as long as Deer Run, Turtle Run features narrow landing zones, many moguls and deep sand traps – and that is all set up for the challenging greens. Every year, a number of prestigious golf tournaments – both local and national – bring the entire Sebring community together and call Sun ‘n Lake their home.


The Putting Arc, Inc.

Dave Hamilton

President and Co-inventor

732 Romie Hill Ave.
PO Box 165
Shannon, MS  38868
PH: 800-898-0701

The Putting Arc is a golf training aid that was invented and patented in 2002 and since then has been used on every pro tour around the world.  The 1,500 known users have recorded over 1,500 pro wins, won five of the six Olympic golf medals, and have won USGA National Championships in every category. The math for the curve of the Putting Arc is based on the 2,200-year-old Conical Section Formulas of Apollonius of Perga, so it is not just some random circle on the ground. The Putting Arc line now includes different size and weight Arcs, as well as the new Alignment Mat and Folding Arc Mirror. With a combination of these products, the serious golfer can set up a putting studio in their home for under $80, and develop a pro quality putting stroke by using it a few minutes every day.


Total Golf Trainer

Fernando Vega

Michael Gish

1139 SE 9th Ave

Deerfield Beach Fl 33441

PH: 305-414-1243


Total Golf Trainer provides all the products you need to improve every aspect of your game. The Total Golf Trainer 3.0 is the ultimate golf training kit for the avid golfer looking to improve range time or reinforce lessons. The TGT 3.0 kit is also perfect for beginners, teaching how to move the club correctly. TGT products provide real time feedback – like having a coach with you all the time. Practice in your home, office or on the range and make swings that make a difference. If you have been practicing and seeing no difference in your game, it could be because you have no feedback when you are making a good swing. TGT teaches how to: Control the club, arms and hips; train with feedback to accelerate the learning process; feel correct wrist and arm positions; feel the correct swing path; generate effortless power using the lower body.


Tour Edge Golf

Jon Claffey

Vice President of Marketing

1301 Pierson Drive

Batavia, IL 60510

PH: 1-800-515-3343 EX 110


 In 1986, David Gold founded Tour Edge with a focus on offering golfers high quality and technologically advanced golf products that were as cutting-edge as they were affordable. He is now considered one of the preeminent master club designers in golf, and has led Tour Edge to be a Top 10 manufacturer in every club category. In 2018 and 2019, Tour Edge has won 10 times on the PGA Tours and has signed several PGA Tour Champions players to represent their Exotics clubs and feature Tour Edge Exotics logos. They include No. 1 ranked Scott McCarron, No.5 ranked Tom Lehman, Tim Petrovic and Duffy Waldorf. All Exotics and Hot Launch clubs are hand-built in the United States and every Tour Edge club comes with a Lifetime Warranty and a 30-day play guarantee.

United States Golf Challenge

Bob Butte, National Director

22W516 Arbor Ln
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-7414

PH: 317-247-1756


The United States Golf Challenge™ is in its 5th season of identifying the best 2 person amateur teams in the country. 8 teams in 4 flights, in two age divisions, represent Team USA in a Ryder Cup® style competition with their Irish counterparts in the International King’s Cup™. The King’s Cup™ is played in honor of golf’s greatest ambassador – Mr. Arnold Palmer, whose Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship and Commitment to Excellence represent the ideals for which the game of golf is known.


Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board

Rachel Riley,

Director of Communications

1000 First Ave, Suite 101

King of Prussia, PA 19406

PH: 610-834-7990


A destination that’s rooted in the past, and leading the future, Valley Forge and Montgomery County, PA are ideally located just 18 miles from Philadelphia, and home to Valley Forge National Historical Park and the iconic King of Prussia Mall. Here, you’ll find more than 50 golf courses – that’s 300,000 yards to play – and some of the most top-ranked and historic clubs in the country. Montco also offers almost 100 miles of trails, 1,600 restaurants, family-friendly attractions, more than 30 award-winning breweries, wineries, and distilleries, and almost 200 arts and culture venues.


Visit Sebring

Casey Hartt, Marketing Consultant

501 S. Commerce Ave., Suite 3

Sebring, FL 33870

PH: 800-545-6021

FX: 863-402-6795


Sebring, Florida is located just 60 miles south of Disney World and home to the internationally acclaimed Sebring International Raceway.  Here you’ll find a dozen of Florida’s most affordable golf courses filled with history, nearly 100 crystal clear lakes for fishing and boating, one of Florida’s oldest state parks, and a reminder of why everyone loves authentic Florida. Our gently rolling hills, orange groves and charming small towns make this a relaxing country getaway with a convenient, central location.    


Wilson Golf 

Lindsey Lasater, Marketing

8750 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631

PH: 773-714-6729 


For 100 years, Wilson Golf has designed, manufactured and distributed premium and recreational golf equipment throughout the world.  Since 1914, Wilson Staff irons have won 61 major championships, more than any other iron manufacturer in history.  The winning tradition continues today by delivering the highest quality equipment to all golfers to enhance performance on the course and overall enjoyment of the game.



List of Exhibitors