Raven’s Claw Golf Club in Pottstown, PA, will host two golf events for the ING Spring Forum at the Valley Forge Casino Resort May 30-June 2. The tournaments will be on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons of conference week.
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.
Opened in 2005, Raven’s Claw Golf Club has enjoyed an incredible reception onto the stage of Pennsylvania golf and beyond. The par-71 golf course east of Pottstown, PA., measures over 6,700 yards from the back tees. The Ed Shearon-designed track has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the Top New Courses in the United States and Golfweek has ranked it in the Top Ten in Pennsylvania.
“We are excited to host the media and business executives of the ING,” said head golf professional Jim Bromley. “I know they will really enjoy the challenge and conditioning of Raven’s Claw.”
One of the competitions at Raven’s Claw 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.
Valley Forge Casino Resort is located near the Valley Forge National Historical Park. It features a 40,000-square-foot gaming floor, plus 100,000 square feet of meeting, conference, and banquet facilities, and two luxury hotel towers. There are eight dining options, live entertainment, and an exciting nightlife scene. The hotel is offering a very special rate of $109 per room per night. Reservation information can be found on the entry form links below.
Best known as the encampment site of General Washington and his Continental troops in the winter of 1777-78, Valley Forge and Montgomery County is now home to the beautiful 3,500-acre Valley Forge National Historical Park.
But there’s even more for visitors to experience. The area features a vibrant arts and culture scene, awesome outdoor adventures, 53 golf courses, world-class shopping (including the King of Prussia Mall & historic main streets), many historic sites, and tons of family-friendly attractions (such as Legoland and the Elmwood Park Zoo).