Industry Honors Award

Industry Honors

Created in 1994, this awards program annually recognizes outstanding achievement in various areas of the golf industry.Nominations in a dozen categories are accepted throughout the year from anyone in the golf business.Industry Honors sub-­committees, consisting of people with expertise in specific categories, then trim nominees down to the top three in each category, creating the Final Ballot.Winners are determined via a vote of ING members. Nominees are recognized and winners are announced in ClubING at the PGA Show.The ING Industry Honors Committee is chaired by Holly Geoghegan of Golf Marketing Services and The Golf Insiders radio show.
Schedule:
Nominations Due To ING: By Nov. 2 of the voting year
Committee Produces Final Ballot: Approximately Dec. 2
Voting Begins: Approximately Dec. 22
Voting Closes: Approximately Jan. 4
Presentation Press Conference: Thursday, 12:30PM at the annual PGA Merchandise Show, ING Hospitality Room  (309A)
Committee Meets: ING Spring Conference
List of Categories – CLICK HERE

Industry Honors Past Winners

BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT

2018 – Tim Clarke

2017 – Chip Brewer

2016 – Dean Snell

2015 – Ken Morton Sr.

2014 – Michael Whan

2013 – Pam Swensen

2012 – Joe Steranka

2011 – Annika Sorenstam

2010 – Major Dan Rooney

2009 – Phil Tralies

2008 – Joshua Jacobs

2007 – Mark King

2006 – David Fay

2005 – Jim Awtrey

2004 – Dick DeLa Cruz

2003 – Rob O’Loughlin

2002 – Bob Wood

2001 – Mark King

2000 – David Glod

DIGITAL MARKETING

2018 – TPC Sawgrass/Golf Central Magazine

2017 – Cystic Fibrosis/iNet Golf

2016 – Frogger/Revolution Golf

2015 – Swingclick/Revolution Golf

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

2018 – Youth On Course

2017 – Girls Independent Golf League

2016 – Topgolf

2015 – Kay McMahon – Golf 8.5

2014 – Drive, Chip & Putt

2013 – Little Linksters Association

2012 – SNAG Golf

2011 – EWGA

2010 – Okeeheelee Golf Course

2009 – East Potomac Golf Club

2008 – Total Golf Adventures

2007 – LPGA/USGA Girls

2006 – Button Hole Golf

2005 – Play Golf America

2004 – 1st Tee’s National School Golf Program

2003 – John Engh, Hook A Kid On Golf

2002 – USGA Junior Links

2001 – NGCOA – Get Linked

PRINT AD – Products and Services

2018 – Callaway Golf

2017 – Aldila

2016 – Callaway Golf

2015 – Under Armour

2014 – Cobra Bio Cell Driver

2013 – Ashworth

2012 – TaylorMade Golf

2011 – Celebration Golf Management

2010 – College For Cancer Charity With Will Farrell

2009 – adidas

2008 – adidas

2007 – TaylorMade Drivers

2006 – Mizuno

2005 – Cleveland Golf

2004 – Srixon

2003 – Strata

2002 – Wilson

PRINT AD – Travel and Real Estate

2018 – Hammock Beach Resort

2017 – Boyne Golf

2016 – Bandon Dunes

2015 – Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club

2014 – Casa De Campo

2013 – Pinehurst Resort

2012 – Pinehurst Resort

2011 – Pinehurst Resort

2010 – The Old Course Hotel

2009 – Bermuda

2008 – Pinehurst Resort

2007 – Alabama

2006 – GolfOrlando

2005 – Wales Tourist Board

2004 – State Of South Carolina

2003 – Hershey Resorts

 

PRODUCT INGENUITY – Market Leaders

2018 – Tour Edge Exotics EXS Driver

2017 – Callaway Epic Driver

2016 – TaylorMade M2 Driver

2015 – TaylorMade M1 Driver

2014 – Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro Fairway Woods

2013 – TaylorMade SLDR Driver

2012 – TaylorMade RocketBallz Fairway Woods

2011 – TaylorMade R11 Driver

2010 – TaylorMade Penta TP Ball

2009 – TaylorMade Burner Irons

2008 – Bridgestone B330-RX Golf Ball

2007 – TaylorMade Burner Driver

2006 – Nike Sasquatch Driver

2005 – Tour Edge Exotics

2004 – TaylorMade R7 Driver

2003 – TaylorMade 500 Series Driver

2002 – Odyssey Two-Ball Putter

2001 – Titleist Pro V1 Golf Ball

2000 – PING

 

PRODUCT INGENUITY – Emerging Companies

2018 – Knuth Golf 257+ Woods

2017 – PXG Irons

2016 – Knuth Golf High Heat 3-Wood

2015 – Knuth Golf High Heat Driver

2014 – Alphard Golf Duo Cart Bag

2013 – Nexbelt

2012 – SmartSwing

2011 – Herbie’s One-Putt Wedge

2010 – Eazy Bag

2009 – The Putting Game

2008 – Rife Putters

2007 – Trion:Z

2006 (Tie) – Accu-Length; Zelocity

2005 – Sunbuster Eyewear

2004 – Balance Certified

2003 – KZG Forged Irons

2002 – Golf Datatech

2001 – Ahead

2000 – Kallassy’s Swing Magic

PRODUCT INGENUITY – Soft Goods/Accessories

2018 – CopperTech Glove

PRODUCT INGENUITY – Training Products

2018 – Orange Whip Wedge

2017 – Steadihead Putting Trainer

2016 – Swingclick

PRODUCT INGENUITY – Technology

2018 – Voice Caddie

2017 – Golf Genius

2016 – Arccos 360 Shot Tracker

PRODUCT INGENUITY – Misc. Products

2018 – Zero Friction Supertubes

2017 – Oska Pulse

2016 – Zero Friction DistancePro Glove

TV COMMERCIAL

2018 – LPGA – The Next Wave

2017 – MasterCard – Arnie Would

2016 – PGA Tour Superstore – Father’s Day

2015 – Bridgestone Golf – Drone Fire

2014 – Aflac – Bad Golfer

2013 – Bridgestone – Compression

2012 – CBS Golf Promo

2011 – FedEx

2010 – FedEx

2009 – eTrade-Baby Golfer

2008 – Titleist – I Mark My Ball

2007 – Buick and Tiger’s Clubs

2006 – TaylorMade Leading Drivers

2005 – Michelob, with Sergio Garcia

2004 – Nike – Frank and the Poodle

2003 – Amex – Tiger and the Dog

2002 – Nike – David Duval and Dog

2001 – Sign Boy Eating Hot Dogs with Tim Herron

VIDEO MARKETING

2017 – French Lick Resort

GOLF COURSE DESIGN

2014 – Notah Begay/Ty Butler

2013 – Tom Doak/Coore & Crenshaw

2012 – Coore & Crenshaw

2011 – Coore & Crenshaw

2010 – Gil Hanse

2009 – Pete Dye

2008 – Mike Dasher

2007 – Pete Dye

2006 – Ron Prichard

2005 – Mike Strantz

2004 – Tom Doak

2003 – Dr. Michael Hurdzan

2002 – Rees Jones

2001 – Tom Doak

2000 – Jack Nicklaus

TV COMMERCIAL SERIES

2015 – Skechers, with Matt Kuchar

2014 – Bridgestone Golf  – Made In America

2013 – USGA While We’re Young

2012 – Bridgestone Golf

2011 – MasterCard 4’somes

2010 – Titleist NXT Ball With Scott Van Pelt, Di Stewart

2009 – Bridgestone Golf Balls With Couples, Trevino

2008 – Cobra: Feherty and the Yellow Chair

2007 – Adidas All-Weather Series

2006 – Foot-Joy with Sign Boy

2005 – PGA Tour – These Guys Are Good

2004 – Nike – Frank The Talking Headcover

2003 – Nike – Frank The Talking Headcover

2002 – Pinnacle Long Drive With Daly

2001 – PGA Tour – These Guys Are Good

2000 – Pine Needles Resort

TOURNAMENT SERVICE

2015 – Haggin Oaks Golf & Guitars

2014 – Wegmans LPGA Championship

2013 – Mesquite’s Golf Fore Kids Tournament

2012 – Billy Casper Golf

2011 – Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

2010 – Notah Begay NB3 Challenge

2009 – Women Playing For T.I.M.E.

2008 – World Am 25th Anniversary

2007 – EWGA Golf Committee

2006 – Heather Farr Leader Dog

2005 – ATT Pebble Beach Pro-Am

2004 – Chick-Fil-A

2003 (Tie) – Rick Zurak/John Solheim

2002 – Jim Bell, Bay Hill

2001 – Brad Faxon/Billy Andrade Charity Event

PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN/EVENT

2015 – The Legends Championship at French Lick Resort

2014 – TaylorMade Golf Distance For All

2013 – USGA’S While We’re Young Campaign

2012 – adidas Golf

2011 – TaylorMade Golf White Out

2010 – Visit Wales Ryder Cup Campaign

2009 – PGA Tour/adias-Dress Sergio

2008 – Tour Edge Media Day at PGA Show

2007 – St. Andrews Links Trust

2006 – Element 21 In Space

2005 – The Golf Industry Show

2004 – State Of Michigan

2003 – Buick Tiger Trap

2002 – TaylorMade-adidas Golf

2001 – Tour Edge – Soap In The PGA Hotel Rooms

PRINT AD – Trade Publications

2014 – Category Discontinued

2013 – GCSAA

2012 – Yamaha Golf Cars

2011 – Golfweek

2010 – Ashworth

2009 – Toro

2008 – Toro

2007 – John Deere

2006 – Play Golf America

2005 – Club Car

2004 – Club Car

2003 – John Deere

2002 – Fairway Golf Cars

2001 – John Deere