The International Network of Golf will have a new home for this year’s PGA Merchandise Show, set for Jan. 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
ClubING is moving from 309 to 312A/B, which is part of the PGA Show Media Complex. The new ClubING features more space, and will connect to Room 312C for its awards presentations.
One of those presentations is a ceremony honoring two ING members – former LPGA star Jan Stephenson and golf trick shot performer Dennis Walters – for their upcoming induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame. That will take place Wednesday at 4:45 pm during the 25th Annual ING Media Awards Presentation Press Conference.
Room 312 will also be the site for the annual PGA Show/ING Media Reception on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 pm. The reception, presented by PGA Golf Exhibitions and the ING, will feature exhibitor tables, contests, giveaways and food and beverage.
The new ClubING will have plenty of space for members and their guests to gather for meetings, networking or simply to relax. A Chippo Golf chipping contest will take place throughout the first two days of the show.
Visit Sebring, host of the 2019 ING Spring Conference May 19-23 in Central Florida, will have a display featuring a stand for photo opps, visits from the Sebring International Raceway Girls, and other surprises.
There will also be display opportunities for ING Media Outlets and sponsors.
A full schedule awaits ING members in Room 312 (see below). Both ING awards presentations – The Media Awards on Wednesday at 4:45 pm and the Industry Honors on Thursday at 12:30 – are open to all PGA Show attendees. This is the 25th year for both these awards programs.
• 8 am to 10 am – Coffee
• All Day – Chippo contest, Sebring Photo Stand
• 4:45 pm – 25th Annual Media Awards Presentation Press Conference
• 5 pm – Special ceremony honoring the World Golf Hall Of Fame induction of two ING members, Jan Stephenson and Dennis Walters
• 5:30 pm to 7 pm – PGA Show Media Reception
• 8 am to 10 am – Coffee
• All Day – Chippo contest, Sebring Photo Stand
• 10:30 am to Noon – Pellucid State of the Industry
• 12:30 pm to 1 pm – 25th Annual ING Industry Honors Presentation Press Conference
• 2 pm to 3:30 pm – Pellucid Presentation
• 5 pm to 6 pm – ING Happy Hour