One of the greatest players in LPGA history and three up-and-coming companies in the golf industry are among the latest commitments for the 24th Annual ING Spring Conference June 1-4 at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.

LPGA legend Jan Stephenson, Alphard Golf, CaddyX and Nextbelt will be participating in golf’s most unique networking conference.

The non-profit International Network of Golf is the industry’s only media-based networking organization. ING is “where the media and golf industry connect.” Anyone in the golf industry and media is invited to join and attend. Call 407-328-0500 for more information.


The 2014 ING Spring Conference will welcome approximately 140 people from all walks of the golf industry and media. Educational sessions have been revised to feature more customized choices, including sessions on Social Media Marketing and Marketing Trends.

Approximately 15 companies are expected to display their products for testing in the Demo Lab.  The popular One-On-One Appointment Show will feature nearly three-dozen Exhibiting companies who will have up to 15 meetings, 20 minutes each, with media members of their choice.

There will also be golf events, including the World Golfers Amateur Tour National Qualifier, and the 7th Annual Durland Cup Scramble.

Resorts Casino Hotel will serve as the official headquarters of the conference, hosting all of the educational sessions and most of the meal and networking elements of the meeting. Resorts Casino Hotel is situated on 11 acres of land with approximately 310 feet of Boardwalk frontage overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Resorts offers guests 942 hotel rooms and suites in two hotel towers: the oceanfront 15-story Ocean Tower, and the magnificent showpiece, the new $125 million, 27-story luxury Rendezvous Tower, which will provide the ING accommodations.

Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, Atlantic City Country Club and Ron Jaworski’s Blue Heron Pines will host the golf functions.


Here is a summary of the latest four commitments to the ING Spring Conference.

Alphard Golf – This company from Hong Kong has produced over one million pushcarts for other major OEM’s since 1999. The company is best known for its Golden ‘A’ Award Winning Duo Golf Cart, which is an all-in-one pushcart and golf bag combination that is extremely compact, so it fits easily in the trunk of your car, and takes just seconds to set up. The Duo Cart features four large wheels that provide a low center of gravity and outstanding stability on even the toughest terrain. It features Alphard’s unique “Detachable Skin” which allows you to freshen up any bag by replacing just the outer skin via a few buttons and zippers. The Duo Cart is “Riding Cart Friendly”, which means its wheels can be removed from the anodized aluminum frame in just seconds and converted into a Cart Bag.

CaddyX delivers world-class golf bag logistics for traveling golfers from doorway to fairway around the world and back. CaddyX rewards traveling golfers the Ultimate Lug-Free Xperience; the most convenient, reliable and secure way to transport golf bags from doorway to fairway around the world and back. Xperience the luxury of lug-free travel and CaddyX your clubs today.

Nexbelt – The Belt With No Holes features a unique ratcheting system called PreciseFit that allows the wearer to adjust his or her belt in quarter-inch increments, providing the best fit, feel and fashion available as well as the convenience of a hidden ball marker located behind the face of the belt. Nexbelt won the prestigious ING Product Ingenuity Award in 2014. Their new Black Series of golf belts are being worn by Marc Leishman and Kevin Na, as well as several other players on the PGA Tour this season. Nexbelt offers over 100 different color & buckle combinations for both men & women.

Jan Stephenson – This LPGA superstar has 31 worldwide victories and nine worldwide major championships including the U.S. LPGA Championship, U.S. Women’s Open and the Australian Open twice. She is the leading money winner on the LPGA Legends Tour. She is introducing a line of Jan Signature Series Wines in July of this year. She is also being featured on ESPN’s new series, 9 for IX, airing in July 2014. She was chosen by ESPN as one of the 9 most influential female athletes of the 20th century and is the only female golfer profiled.

The ING Conference is open to everyone in the golf industry and media. For more information, visit