The ING Spring Conference is the annual gathering of golf media and industry executives, and is conducted by the non-profit, media-based International Network of Golf. Anyone in the golf industry or media is eligible to attend.
Golf Mesquite Nevada, Perry Golf and the Citrus Golf Trail have committed to the May conference, all participating at the One-On-One Appointment Show level. Golf Mesquite and Perry are returning exhibitors from the 2016 IN Conference, while Citrus Golf Trail joins SCNS Sports Foods as a first-time exhibitor.
CITRUS GOLF TRAIL – A collection of great golf courses in the heart of central Florida, Highlands County’s Citrus Golf Trail offers history, value, great golf and the friendliest service anywhere. Partner Courses include River Greens, Highlands Ridge Golf Club, Sun N Lakes Golf Club, Harder Hall, Golf Hammock and Placid Lakes Country Club. The relaxed and welcoming nature of the folks who live and work in the region is reflected in the place to stay for a golf getaway in Sebring – Inn On The Lakes. Set in lush landscaped gardens, this lakeside hotel offers a true home-away-from-home feel, with a terrific restaurant and bar – Chicanes – that serves a free hot breakfast as part of every golf package. www.visithighlandscounty.com/golfpromo.
GOLF MESQUITE NEVADA – This co-op marketing organization is comprised of the top golf courses and resorts in the golf-rich town of Mesquite, NV, just 80 miles north of Las Vegas. Golf Mesquite makes it easy for golfers to book the perfect golf vacation with one-stop shopping. It was recently announced that the Golf Channel will broadcast the “Clash in the Canyon” live from the Mesquite Sports and Event Complex as part of the World Long Drive Association’s 2017 tour. The long-hitting showcase will mark the return of a sport that can trace its beginnings back to the Virgin Valley. Prior to the event’s departure four years ago, Mesquite had hosted Long Drive events dating to 1997, and the city built the Sports and Event Complex in 2008 to host the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships, off the aptly named World Champion Way. www.golfmesquitenevada.com.
PERRYGOLF – PerryGolf provides expertly personalized golf & lifestyle travel experiences to 12 of the world’s most desirable destinations; Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Argentina. PerryGolf is uniquely qualified with over 30 years of practice to arrange every aspect of a seamless itinerary whether you prefer the legendary links of St Andrews or a safari with your play in South Africa. Today, PerryGolf has extended its reach throughout the globe to offer the same complete and uncompromising experience with escorted trips to Asia, South Africa, Italy & the South Pacific. The Golf Cruise programs in conjunction with SeaDream Yacht Club and Azamara Club Cruises have become industry standards for exceptional and seamless golf cruise experiences. www.perrygolf.com
SCNS SPORTS FOODS – Located in Upland, CA, SCNS Sports, marketer and distributor of the popular 1st Tee™ and 10th Tee™ nutrition and energy bars, which are sold at over 2,500 golf courses and retail outlets across the United States. SCNS is a Gold Partner to The First Tee, and donates $0.15 to The First Tee on every Trail Mix bar sold. Late last year the company introduced its new and improved 1st Tee Plus+ and 10th Tee Plus+ bars. SCNS removed high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors from its four original bars (1st Tee Oatmeal Raisin Bar, 1st Tee Chocolate Peanut Bar, 10th Tee Peanut Honey Bar and 10th Tee Chocolate Peanut Caramel Bar) and now markets the bars as “Plus+” bars. www.golfenergybar.com.
The ING Spring Conference will be a blend of timely educational workshops and panels, networking at its best featuring the One-On-One Appointment Show, product testing in the Demo Lab and golf competitions. Guest speakers include famed golf instructor Dave Pelz and World Golf Foundation CEO Steve Mona.