Topgolf Executive Chairman Erik Anderson, Callaway Golf’s Epic Flash Driver and Snell Golf’s MTB-X Golf Balls were among the winners in the 26th Annual ING Industry Honors awards program. Results in 12 categories were announced Thursday at the PGA Merchandise Show.

Rasodo Wins Technology Category

The ING Industry Honors program recognizes outstanding achievement in the golf business. The non-profit, media-based networking organization International Network of Golf conducts the awards program.

Nominees in 11 categories are submitted throughout the year from anyone in the golf industry. Sub-committees that include experts in each category then trim the entries to the top three in each category. ING members then vote electronically to determine the winners, who are announced and recognized at the Industry Honors Presentation Press Conference. Holly Geoghegan of Golf Marketing Services is the committee chair.

Anderson, the man in charge of the tremendous growth an expansion of the Topgolf brand, was honored by ING in the Business Achievement Category for those efforts. Snell Golf and Callaway each won their respective Product Ingenuity categories for their cutting edge products.

Jane Spicer of Daphne’s Headcovers with John Glozek

Other winners included U.S. Adaptive Golf Alliance in the Player Development Category, Daphne’s Headcovers in the Product Ingenuity-Soft Goods/Accessories Category and Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor in the Product Ingenuity-Technology Category. Total Golf Trainer won the Product Ingenuity-Training Products category. Bridgestone Golf took home the TV Commercial Award and Tour Edge Golf and Big Cedar Golf won their respective Print Advertising categories. Finn Cycle was best in the Product Ingenuity-Misc. Products category.

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2019 ING Industry Honors Winners/Finalists


Business Achievement

            Winner: Erik Anderson, Executive Chairman, Topgolf Entertainment Group

            Other Finalists: Nick Sherburne, Founder & Joe Lee, CEO, Club Champion; John K. Solheim, President, PING Golf


Player Development

            Winner: U.S. Adaptive Golf Alliance

            Other Finalists: Latina Golfers Association; Mistwood Golf Club


Jon Claffey of Tour Edge

Print Advertising – Products & Services

            Winner: Tour Edge Golf – “Warning”

Other Finalists: Odyssey Putters; Ogio Golf Bags


Print Advertising – Travel & Real Estate

            Winner: Big Cedar Golf – “Ozarks National #8”

            Other Finalists: Casa Del Campo; TPC Vacations


Product Ingenuity – Emerging Companies-Golf Equipment

            Winner: Snell MTB-X Golf Balls

            Other Finalists: Envroll Putters; New Ground Golf Long Irons


Product Ingenuity – Emerging Companies-Soft Goods/Accessories

            Winner: Daphne’s Headcovers

            Other Finalists: Athalonz Golf Shoes; Dunning Golf Apparel


Product Ingenuity – Misc. Products

            Winner: Finn Cycle

            Other Finalists: Golf Skate Caddy; KT Tape


Product Ingenuity – Technology

            Winner: Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor

Total Golf Trainer

            Other Finalists: Game Golf Digital Shot Tracking System; Live View Golf


Product Ingenuity – Training Products

            Winner: Total Golf Trainer

            Other Finalists: B1 Blue Striker; PuttOUT


Tyler Shean from Callaway

Product Ingenuity – Market Leaders- Golf Equipment

            Winner: Callaway Epic Flash Driver

            Other Finalists: Cleveland RTX 4 Wedge; PING Sigma 2 Putter


TV Commercial

           Winner: Bridgestone Golf – “Tour B Split Screen”

Other Finalists: Farmers Insurance; Supreme Golf