Greenkeepers Inc. will be one of the Product Presentation sponsors at the ING Spring Forum at the Valley Forge Casino Resort May 30-June 2.
The not-for-profit, 33-year-old International Network of Golf will conduct this gathering of golf media and business executives in King Of Prussia, PA. Anyone in the golf industry or media is invited to attend this one-of-a-kind, media-focused event.
The ING Spring Forum format is a reimagined, more intimate structure than previous ING Conferences, but the purpose remains the same: Networking, product introduction, information sharing, education, golf and general memory making.
Greenkeepers, Inc. was founded in 1996 as one of the pioneers in the non-metal cleat revolution. Their invention of the outward-angled, traction-tooth golf cleats is still being used around the world today.
Since then, Green Keepers has introduced several products many golfers know and love, including the 4 Yards More Performance Golf Tee, the Line-M-Up stenciling device, the Myball golf ball personalizer, and the PosiSet grip counterweights.
“All our products are designed, tooled, and produced in Philadelphia,” says company co-owner Frank Carroll. “We take our time inventing new products. We want to make products that make a difference in somebody’s game.”
The ING Spring Forum will include two golf tournaments at Raven’s Claw Golf Club. One of the competitions will be the annual Durland Cup Scramble. Named after longtime ING Board Member and golf committee chair Larry Durland, the Durland Cup will be conducted on Thursday with a 1:30 pm shotgun start, followed by the awards dinner at the Raven’s Claw clubhouse. The other tournament will be played as a Stableford Points Game.
Highlighting the educational aspects of the ING Spring Forum will be a marketing/social media seminar conducted by longtime ING member and marketing executive Patricia (Tiss) Dahan. She has spent nearly two decades developing sales and marketing strategies and plans, and leading teams in four different industries. Much of that time was spent with TaylorMade-adidas Golf as Vice President, Global Apparel. Five months ago she became CEO of English Riding Supply, Inc. in Pennsylvania. She is also certified in professional and transitional coaching.
ING Spring Forum attendance will include approximately two dozen media members and six sponsoring companies who will have the opportunity to conduct a 20-minute exclusive presentation to the entire audience. These sponsors will have industry segment exclusivity, and will also have the opportunity to display product at other times during the Spring Forum.
Registration fee is as little as $150, and sponsorship fees start at $695.