ClubING will be located in Room 312B, which is part of the PGA Show Media Complex. ClubING features plenty of space for meetings, company material displays or simply relaxing, and connects to Room 312A for its awards presentations. PGA Show attendees are welcome to visit ClubING to learn more about the non-profit networking organization.
The first of two awards programs celebrating 30th Anniversaries this year will be the 30th Annual ING Media Awards, Wednesday at 12:30 pm. The 30th Annual ING Industry Honors, recognizing outstanding achievement in a variety of business-related categories, is set for Thursday at 12:30 pm. A dessert bar sponsored by PGA Show follows both awards presentation.
AMERICAN FIT – ING’s official apparel company American Fit is a wholly owned subsidiary of Valgroup International with offices in Santa Fe, Argentina and throughout South America. It fashion designs in New York and produces higher-end apparel from its production facilities in Lima, Peru. It maintains a North American operations office in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and centralized warehousing in the U.S. is managed from Miami, FL. Its sales and marketing activities are coordinated through Sector Sports and Associates of Greenville, SC. Sales are coordinated through a national network of independent golf industry sales representatives.
BRIDGESTONE GOLF – Based in Covington, GA, Bridgestone Golf USA manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under the Bridgestone and Precept brands. The company started making golf balls in 1935 and today has more golf ball design patents than any other company. Beginning in 2006, Bridgestone revolutionized golf ball selection with its custom ball-fitting program, identifying a golfer’s ideal golf ball based on personal swing characteristics. Today, as the #1 Ball-Fitter in Golf, Bridgestone has conducted million of fittings via a combination of live-fitting, online selection and its VFIT video ball fitting.
CERTIFRESH CIGAR – For 25 years, CertiFresh Cigar® has offered the finest brand-name cigars that are delivered in a perfectly humidified custom package. Boveda’s patented two-way humidity control device is the cornerstone of CertiFresh packaging –– this keeps the cigars at a precise 69% humidity that guarantees their freshness for one year without a humidor. CertiFresh packaging is individually customized for an impact like no other cigar sales program, and has revolutionized how premium cigars are distributed to and sold at nontraditional cigar retailers.
GREENKEEPERS – Greenkeepers, Inc. was founded in 1996 as one of the pioneers in the non-metal cleat revolution. Their invention of the outward-angled, traction-tooth golf cleats is still being used around the world today. Since then, GreenKeepers has introduced several products many golfers know and love, including the 4 Yards More Performance Golf Tee, the Line-M-Up stenciling device, the Myball golf ball personalizer, and the PosiSet grip counterweights. The newest addition to the line is the Dri Mark Mini Marker, including the Line M Up Pro Dual.
PGA SHOW – The PGA Show, organized by Reed Exhibitions (RX) in partnership with the PGA of America, is the most meaningful rallying point of the year for the business of golf and is the world’s doorway to the game’s future. PGA Professionals and industry leaders form a dynamic international community to network and test the newest products, programs and ideas to inspire innovation, create solutions, and build business and passion for the game.
ZERO FRICTION – Headed by John Iacono, Zero Friction is known industry wide for producing cutting edge products and creative packaging for its retail partners. Zero Friction’s line includes gloves, performance tees, rangefinders, balls, bags and accessories. The latest success story is the Wheel Pro STRIDE, a first-of-its-kind lightweight, autonomous electric golf bag. Boasting Smart Follow Technology, the STRIDE bag stays within three feet using a pocket-sized remote control, complete with automatic stop and intelligent gyroscopic control for stability. Zero Friction will sponsor the ING Media Happy Hour in ClubING on Thursday at 4:30 pm.
ZOOMBROOM GOLF BREEZE – This product, rated excellent on Amazon, is the perfect tool to add to a golf bag to blow away debris, blooms, leaves and branches that often slow down the game or disrupt a shot. It’s like a typical leaf blower only it is 2-pounds, cordless, easy to control, and has the power comparable to a large battery-operated leaf blower. The Golf Breeze fits easily within most golf bags, and is permitted under the rules of golf (Rule 15.1).
For more information, call 407-474-0531 or visit www.inggolf.com.