Women’s Golf Day Founder Elisa Gaudet and Tour Edge’s 723 Drivers were among the winners in the 30th Annual ING Industry Honors awards program. Results in seven categories were announced Thursday at the PGA Merchandise Show.
The ING Industry Honors program recognizes outstanding achievement by ING members in the golf business. The non-profit, media-based networking organization International Network of Golf conducts the awards program.
Nominees in all categories are submitted throughout the year from anyone in the golf industry. The Industry Honors committee then trims 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.
Gaudet has overseen tremendous growth in Women’s Golf Day since its debut eight years ago. The event moved from one day to a weeklong affair last year, and saw participation in 1,300 locations worldwide.
The Tour Edge Exotics 723 features two separate driver designs designated as Extreme (E) and Competition (C) spec. The E723 drivers are MOI+ designs built for maximum forgiveness, while the C723 designs are all about harnessing power and dialing in low spinning distance.
For only the second time in the 30-year history of the ING Industry Honors, there was a tie in a category. Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor 2 Pro and the Blue Tees Golf Player+ GPS Speaker shared top honors in the Product Ingenuity-Technology & Training category. Also, Zero Friction’s STRIDE, an autonomous electric golf bag, won the Product Ingenuity-MISC. category. Other winners were Mountain View CC for Print Ads and French Lick Resort in the TV Commercial category.
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2023 ING Industry Honors Winners/Finalists
Winner: Elisa Gaudet, Founder, Women’s Golf Day
Other Finalists: Jeff Gilder, Agustin Piza’
Winner: Mountain View CC – “I’m In Love With Golf.”
Other Finalists: French Lick Resort – “2X The Play Time.”; Makefield Putters – “New Year’s Resolution.”
Winner: Tour Edge 723 Drivers
Other Finalists: Bridgestone e12 Contact Golf Ball; Caliber Golf Grip.
Winner: Zero Friction’s Wheel Pro STRIDE
Other Finalists: Stewart Golf; ZoomBroom
Winner: ORCA Golf
Other Finalists: Duca del Cosma; Popticals.
Co-Winners: Blue Tees Golf Player+ GPS Speaker & Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor 2 Pro
Other Finalist: Mach3 Speed Training;.
Winner: French Lick Resort – “Carved Into History”
Other Finalists: Golf Tec – “The Way;” Tour Edge – “Bo Knows.”