A panel entitled “Growth Of The Game From The Grass Roots Up” will be conducted on the first full day of the 25th Anniversary ING Spring Conference.Panel-Mon-Good

The conference is scheduled for May 31-June 3 at beautiful and historic Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, FL. The panel will take place Monday, June 1 at 1 p.m. during lunch.

NOTE: The special price guarantee for hotel rooms at Mission Inn ends after Friday, May 1. Attendees should call Mission Inn by Friday and mention that they are attending the ING Conference in order to secure the special rate.

The Growth of the Game panel will delve into what is happening, and what should happen, in the trenches in regards to growing golf. The panelists include:

John Johnson of SNAG Golf, who will touch on programs created for school systems to introduce kids to the sport of golf.

Pam Swensen, CEO of the Executive Women’s Golf Association, who will speak about women’s roles in growing the game.

Mike Tinkey, Deputy Director of the National Golf Course Owners Association, will touch upon what governing bodies are doing with the growth of golf.

Kevin Unterreiner, Executive producer, Hack To Jack Reality TV show, whose topic will be how companies and courses can use the Internet and Social Media to grow their businesses.

David Windsor, Executive Director, Adaptive Golf Academy Worldwide, who will speak about how golf can grow by becoming more accessible to the millions of physically challenged who would like to learn the game.

The moderator will be Les Schupak, former president and columnist of the Met Golf Association in New York.

The ING Spring Conference will feature a full schedule of networking and educational events.Room 3

  • The ever-popular One-On-One Appointment Show, where exhibitors will have pre-scheduled, 20-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. Trick shot artist will kick off the Demo Lab with an exhibition;
  • Educational seminars and workshops: Subjects include Marketing & PR; Social Media Marketing; Player Development and Team Motivation among others, including the Growth of the Game panel.
  • The 25th Anniversary Reunion Dinner. Former ING members are invited to attend the Tuesday night awards dinner and play in the Durland Cup on Wednesday morning. Among the awards being presented at the dinner is the Dennis Walters Courage Award, presented to someone who has overcome great odds to contribute to the game of golf.
  • 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 Sept. 24-26 at Shawnee Inn & Resort.
  • 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. Current price deadline is Friday, May 1.