The non-profit International Network of Golf will conduct this annual gathering of media and golf industry companies and leaders. ING is where “media connects with the golf industry.”
Cure Putters – Cure RX Series putters all feature an extremely high MOI design, which is very stable and offers incredible forgiveness for much greater accuracy and distance control, even on extreme miss-hits. The adjustable weighting system allows a greater range of weight, helping golfers to find the perfect weight to suit their stroke and tempo. With an adjustable lie angle and interchangeable shafts, any golfer can be custom fit in about two minutes. The Triangulation Alignment system, invented by Deane Beman, helps reduce the effects of eye dominance and lets you line up your putt like an arrow for deadly accuracy. www.cureputters.com.
eduKaytion golf – eduKaytion golf, established in 2002, is the Northeast’s #1 golf education company and the home of Golf 8.5. Director of Instruction, Kay McMahon created Golf 8.5, a simplistic approach to golf instruction, easing the confusion that golf is difficult to learn. McMahon and partner Eloise Trainor teach Golf 8.5, only 4 things to do before the swing and only 4.5 things in the swing, to counter the myriad of thoughts planted in people’s minds, making golf easy and quicker to learn and improve. McMahon has an illustrious teaching career, reflected by her LPGA Teaching Hall of Fame status. Trainor is an LPGA member and Founder of the FUTURES Golf Tour, now the LPGA Symetra Tour. www.edukaytiongolf.com.
Epson – Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in printing, visual communications, quality of life and manufacturing. Epson will be showcasing its new M-Tracer golf swing analyzer, a lightweight, club-mounted device designed to give golfers unprecedented insights into every element of their swing. The M-Tracer securely attaches to the golf club grip to capture the golf swing at 1,000 samples per second and sends data to an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet in real-time via Bluetooth®. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. www.epson.com/golf.
Eyeline Golf – Founded in 2000 by Sam Froggatte and his son, Grant, the company was born out of a need to improve their respective games. Today, EyeLine Golf products are employed at every tour event and by golf instructors around the world. A total of 321 tour players and 14 Ryder Cup players requested and practiced with their training aids in 2014. With the recent launch of the free app, Putting Bootcamp, thousands of teachers and players have instant access to a library of games and drills. Instructors can now monitor their student’s progress through this innovative app. www.eyelinegolf.com.
In The Sand Golf – In The Sand Golf was created by Mary Whitworth, a pilot, who loves playing golf as much as she does flying. After taking over 500,000 aerial photos for almost 28 years and logging over 10,000 hours in Helicopters and Airplanes, she has taken her talent one step higher (pardon the pun). While flying over golf courses in Florida, she noticed some of the golf course sand traps were shaped liked letters of the alphabet. For one year, on every flight, she has captured the entire alphabet with photos of golf sand traps. Some of the traps have rakes, golf carts and golfers in and around them. Spelling golfers names, words and sayings, she has launched a new business creating mugs, totes, prints, poker chips (ball markers), coasters and a future of endless items to place these letters onto! Let her know what you would like to see your name or club name on. www.inthesandgolf.com.
SkyGolf – SkyGolf®, maker of SkyCaddie®, the #1-Rated and Most-Trusted Rangefinder in Golf, is a private company specializing in the development of innovative positioning systems and technology specifically designed to help golfers play better, have more fun, and improve their games both on and off the course. The newest line of products include the SkyCaddie TOUCH, SkyCaddie LINX watch, and SkyCaddie AIRE II GPS rangefinders; SkyCaddie Mobile rangefinder app; SkyGolf 360 app; SkyGolf GameTracker™; the SkyPro Swing Analyzer; and the SkyTrak Personal Launch Monitor. www.skygolf.com.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf – Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company sells golf clubs, balls, clothing and accessories under the TaylorMade-adidas Golf, Adams and Ashworth brands. TaylorMade has constantly held the No. 1 spot on the PGA Tour in the driver segment. www.taylormadegolf.com.
TRUE Linkswear – TRUE linkswear created the first golf shoe built on a barefoot platform, allowing the golfer to truly “Feel the Course,” while experiencing unmatched comfort. TRUE stands behind its TRUE Comfort with a 30-day money back guarantee. As in years past, TRUE’s core is in the innovative minimalist movement the company helped to launch in the golf footwear landscape. Recognizing that nature’s engineering is best, TRUE has become the industry’s standard-bearer, offering the most comfortable and most versatile shoe on the market. TRUEs are a popular option for tour professionals including Ryan Moore, Ben Crane, Chris Kirk, Inbee Park and many more. The new styles and design offerings found throughout the 2015 line remain true to the TRUE Comfort commitment, while also providing a fresh, trendsetting look for the new year. www.truelinkswear.com/.
The ING Conference’s presenting sponsor this year is Freedom Golf Association. FGA is a 501(C)(3) charitable organization dedicated to bringing joy and a sense of freedom to the special needs community through their inclusion in the game of golf.
The Dennis Walters Golf Show will kick off the Demo Lab on Tuesday, June 2 at Mission Inn. He will also be at the 25th Anniversary Reunion Awards Dinner that night, to present the Dennis Walters ING Courage Award to this year’s recipient. ING presented Walters with the courage award in 1994, and then named the award in his honor. It goes to an individual who has overcome great odds to contribute to the game of golf.
The conference will feature a full schedule of networking and educational events.
• The ever-popular One-On-One Appointment Show, where exhibitors will have pre-scheduled, 20-minute private meetings with media and attendees of their choice;
• The Demo Lab, where manufacturers will display their latest clubs and training aids for attendees to test first-hand;
• Educational seminars and workshops: Subjects include Self & Team Motivation, Marketing & PR; Social Media Marketing; Player Development Panel and others.
• The 25th Anniversary Reunion Dinner. Former ING members are invited to attend the Tuesday night awards dinner and play in the Durland Cup on Wednesday morning. Among the awards being presented at the dinner is the Dennis Walters Courage Award, presented to someone who has overcome great odds to contribute to the game of golf.
• The WAGT National Qualifier. This individual stroke play net competition will be divided into five flights. Winners of those flights will earn complimentary entry and accommodations in the World Amateur Golfers Tour National Championship Sept. 24-26 at Shawnee Inn & Resort.
• Plus, the many networking sessions that ING is famous for.
To register for the ING Conference, or to find out more about ING, visit www.inggolf.com, or call 407-328-0500.
The International Network of Golf has been networking the golf industry since 1990. Anyone in the golf industry or media, at any level, can benefit from being a member of ING. We all have our roles in the golf industry, but we come together under the ING umbrella to help each other grow our businesses and careers.
Along with the Spring Conference, ING also conducts the ING Fall Forum in Mesquite, NV, in September, offers discounts for players and exhibitors in the Myrtle Beach World Amateur in late August, offers the ING Hospitality Room at the PGA Merchandise Show for its members, and conducts the annual ING Media Awards and the ING Industry Honors programs. www.inggolf.com.
ABOUT MISSION INN RESORT & COUNTRY CLUB
Located in the storied Central Florida town of Howey-in-the-Hills, Mission Inn Resort & Club is an elegant, 1,100-acre destination resort located just 35 minutes from Orlando. Mission Inn is renowned for its picturesque rolling hills, orange groves and shimmering lakes.
There are two signature courses at Mission Inn – El Campeon’ which opened in 1917 and Las Colinas, a Gary Koch design. The golf experience is truly remarkable from the scenery—hills that roll and pitch, mature pine and magnolia trees that tower, eagles and ospreys that fly overhead. The terrain of this part of Central Florida, originally orange groves, provides up to 85 feet of elevation changes.
Featuring distinct Spanish Colonial architecture and luxurious amenities, Mission Inn offers Orlando area travelers a choice of accommodations ranging from deluxe hotel rooms and club suites to one-, two- and three-bedroom suites with stunning resort and golf course view. www.missioninnresort.com.