Glowgear, the Cosmic Driving Range and the intelligent targets that power it, will conduct a night golf event at the 27th Annual ING Spring Conference May 21-24 at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, FL.
The ING Spring Conference is the annual gathering of golf media and industry executives, and is conducted by the non-profit, media-based International Network of Golf. Anyone in the golf industry or media is eligible to attend.
Glowgear, with its’ dramatic new Cosmic Driving Range, is taking night golf to a whole new level. Glowgear’s intelligent targets transform any practice range into an all-hours revenue generating facility.
The targets are bright, durable and visually stunning, ranging in sizes from 15 to 100 feet in diameter. They are fitted with super bright lighting pods, and respond with light and sound whenever a player’s ball strikes the target. The system is computer controlled with Glowgear’s filed patent technology. There are various options for colors, sounds and set up.
Two different golf balls are available – the GlowV1 for players who want tour quality distance and feel in a UV activated ball, and the Night Eagle LED for those who want a super bright ball with a medium ball flight.
The ING Glowgear event will take place on Monday night at the World Golf Village’s island green. The night before comes the Opening Night Reception, which includes free entry into the World Golf Hall of Fame Museum.
Along with the Glowgear event, the conference will feature a full schedule of networking and educational events, including the popular One-On-One Appointment Show, where exhibitors conduct a series of 15-minute meetings with media members and attendees of their choice. Also on the schedule:
- DEMO LAB: This is a wonderful opportunity for attendees to test the latest golf equipment and training aids on the practice range and green.
- EDUCATION: The theme of this year’s educational seminars and workshops is “Golf: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.” Sessions include Marketing & PR, Social Media Marketing, and Golf In The Future. Guest speakers include short-game guru Dave Pelz and World Golf Foundation CEO Steve Mona.
- GOLF: The WAGT National Qualifier on the Slammer & Squire course at the World Golf Village. 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 August at ChampionsGate Resort.
One of the five ING qualifiers in 2016, Jim Smith, won his flight in the National Championship and went on to represent the USA in the World Championship in South Africa, expenses paid, where he finished third.
Also, the 10th Annual Durland Cup team scramble will take place on the Slammer & Squire on Wednesday.
- NETWORKING: Several networking sessions are planned, including the Opening Night Welcome Reception and the Tuesday Night Banquet.