Golf News for Monday, March 24, 2014 | Events

Mitch Laurance Master of Ceremonies for Annual ING Spring Conference

LAKE MARY, Fla. -- Television and radio personality Mitch Laurance will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the 24th Annual ING Spring Conference June 1-4 at beautiful Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.

Anyone in the golf industry or media is invited to attend the conference, conducted by the non-profit International Network of Golf, where media and the golf industry connect. Industry executives from companies large and small, and from every segment of the industry, will join golf media of all types at this annual gathering that is expected to attract approximately 150 people. Call 407-328-0500 or visit for details.

Several new products will be launched at the ING Spring Conference. Golf equipment companies large and small will be on hand to display products for testing by dozens of media members representing a combined audience of millions of golfers. There will also be educational sessions featuring use of digital media and marketing, golf events and networking functions.

Laurance currently is Host of "Golf Connections with Mitch Laurance" on, winner of ING 2013 Outstanding Achievement in Radio award. A long list of prominent guests on his show includes Annika Sorenstam, Tony Jacklin, Peter Jacobsen, Ben Wright and Charlie Rymer.

Laurance has been the play-by-play commentator for ESPN's Championship Billiards for two decades. He is the Producer, Writer, Director and Host of Myrtle Beach's Award winning television show "On the Green Golf Video Showcase," and is a Video Contributor and Host for Golf Getaways Magazine.

In the world of entertainment, Laurance got his start in television as an Associate Director and Producer on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." He then went on to a career in front of the camera that has continued for more than 30 years. He was a series regular on HBO's "Not Necessarily the News" and has had numerous recurring roles on shows such as "LA Law," "Matlock" and "Dawson's Creek." He most recently appeared on the FX Channel shows "The Riches" and "Prison Break," and the Lifetime series "Drop Dead Diva."

The 2014 ING Spring Conference will welcome approximately 150 people from all walks of the golf industry and media. The popular One-On-One Appointment Show has been expanded to two days, and the educational format has been revised to feature more customized choices.

Approximately 20 companies are expected to display their products for testing in the Demo Lab. Three golf events are also on the schedule, including the WGAT National Championship Qualifier.

The ING Conference is open to everyone in the golf industry and media. For more information, visit For more information regarding Reunion Resort, visit

Those interested in attending may do so by visiting and clicking on Spring Conference. An electronic registration process is available.

For more information on ING, call 407-328-0500.

Mike Jamison
407-28-0500, ext. 1