Four more companies have joined the growing list of attendees for the 26th Annual ING Spring Conference May 22-26 at Zermatt Resort in the Heber Valley region of Utah.
Anyone in the golf industry or media is invited to attend the conference, conducted by the non-profit International Network of Golf, where media and the golf industry connect. Industry executives from companies large and small, and from every segment of the industry, will join golf media of all types at this annual gathering. Call 407-328-0500 or visit www.inggolf.com for details.
Several new products will be launched at the ING Spring Conference. Golf equipment companies will be on hand to display products for testing by dozens of media members representing a combined audience of millions of golfers. There will also be educational sessions geared toward the conference theme, “Bridging Golf’s Generation Gap.”
Golf Skate Caddy, eduKaytion Golf, SNAG and Tour Edge will be taking part in such popular conference elements as the One-On-One Appointment Show (a series of private meetings between exhibitors and media) and the Demo Lab (product testing on the range and green).
EDUKAYTION GOLF – LPGA Hall of Fame instructor Kay McMahon, co-founder of eduKaytion Golf with Eloise Trainor, won the 2015 ING Industry Honors award for Player Development with her Golf 8.5 method of instruction. Golf 8.5 teaches golf in a simpler way, eliminating the brain clutter by giving students only 4 things to do before the swing and only 4.5 things to do in the swing. McMahon and Trainor are conducting a one-day Golf 8.5 workshop on Sunday, May 22 at the ING Spring Conference site, and attendees will receive a highly discounted price. For information, visit www.edukaytiongolf.com, or call 518-669-1551.
GOLF SKATE CADDY is a personal golf transport product that in some cases is taking the place of golf carts because of its many benefits, including less turf damage and optimal physical support for players. The Golf Skate Caddy is also innovating the way golf is played—instead of chasing after everyone’s golf balls in a golf cart, players can go directly to their ball and focus on their game, speeding up play time by up to 25 percent. The company’s mission is “to deliver a new paradigm in how we transverse the game of golf, to introduce a fun, safe yet exhilarating experience as we glide over the fairway whilst speeding up game of play.” http://www.golfskatecaddyusa.com.
SNAG GOLF is the leader in first-touch “Learn to Play” golf development programs for both children and adults. Using SNAG programming and our developmentally appropriate equipment, SNAG has changed the way and the where we are able to learn golf to non-traditional venues such as in a gym, on a soccer field or even at the beach. SNAG is currently in more than 8,000 school OE programs in the U.S. and over 10,000 worldwide. Over 6 million children are currently learning to play golf via SNAG, including the new Jack Nicklaus Learning Leagues. SNAG has now created the world’s first Adopt-A-School Program that allows individual courses to adopt local schools and build core golfers for themselves through school participation, PE programs and family play at specialized mini-events, SNAG inflatable driving ranges and local park or course play. www.snaggolf.com.
TOUR EDGE GOLF – Tour Edge manufacturers and sells golf clubs under both the Exotics and Tour Edge brands. Exotics golf clubs are for those who demand the finest performing golf clubs in the world. With experienced designers and smaller production runs, Exotics by Tour Edge brings futuristic technologies to the marketplace months, even years, ahead of its time. Exotics’ manufactures the finest quality, high-technology golf clubs and hand-assembles them one club at a time. Tour Edge clubs have forged a name for itself as a producer of high-quality golf clubs that are sold at unbeatable prices. The company’s clubs are distributed throughout the United States and the world. www.touredge.com.
Former LPGA Tour and current LPGA Legends Tour player Kris Tschetter will serve as the conference Emcee. Tschetter is the new Director of Community Relations for 18Birdies, a new integrated golf platform powering the next generation of golf technology. She will guide attendees through a full and exciting schedule of events. The schedule includes:
- The ever-popular One-On-One Appointment Show, where exhibitors will have pre-scheduled, 15-minute private meetings with media and attendees of their choice;
- The Demo Lab, where manufacturers will display their latest clubs and training aids for attendees to test first-hand;
- Educational seminars and workshops focused on the “Bridging Golf’s Generation Gap” theme;
- The WAGT National Qualifier. This individual stroke play net competition will be divided into five flights. Winners of those flights will earn complimentary entry and accommodations in the World Amateur Golfers Tour National Championship in September at Swan Lake Resort in Indiana.
- Plus, the many networking sessions that ING is famous for.
To register for the ING Conference, or to find out more about ING, visit www.inggolf.com, or call 407-328-0500.