Golf News for Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | Events

24th Annual ING Spring Conference reports further commitments

LAKE MARY, Fla. -- Four more companies have committed to attending the 24th Annual ING Spring Conference June 1-4 at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.

Eyeloc Head Gear, adidas Golf, Greater Atlantic City Golf Association and Just One Golf will be participating in golf's most unique networking conference.

The non-profit International Network of Golf is the industry's only media-based networking organization. ING is "where the media and golf industry connect." Anyone in the golf industry and media is invited to join and attend. Call 407-328-0500 or visit for more information.

Pricing deadline is Friday, April 18. Entries will be accepted after that date, but the rates rise substantially.

The 2014 ING Spring Conference will welcome approximately 150 people from all walks of the golf industry and media. Educational sessions have been revised to feature more customized choices, including sessions on Social Media Marketing and Marketing Trends.

Approximately 20 companies are expected to display their products for testing in the Demo Lab. The popular One-On-One Appointment Show will feature nearly three-dozen Exhibiting companies who will have up to 15 meetings, 20 minutes each, with media members of their choice.

There will also be golf events, including the World Golfers Amateur Tour National Qualifier, and the 7th Annual Durland Cup Scramble.

Resorts Casino Hotel will serve as the official headquarters of the conference, hosting all of the educational sessions and most of the meal and networking elements of the meeting. Resorts Casino Hotel is situated on 11 acres of land with approximately 310 feet of Boardwalk frontage overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Resorts offers guests 942 hotel rooms and suites in two hotel towers: the oceanfront 15-story Ocean Tower, and the magnificent showpiece, the new $125 million, 27-story luxury Rendezvous Tower, which will provide the ING accommodations.

Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, Atlantic City Country Club and Ron Jaworski's Blue Heron Pines will host the golf functions.

Here is a summary of four of the commitments for Exhibiting Companies.

adidas Golf - The logo'd gift shirts and staff uniforms will once again be provided by adidas Golf. The unparalleled performance and style of adidas Golf footwear and apparel have created extraordinary momentum among tour pros and recreational golfers. Around the globe, the world-renowned 3-Stripes are what a growing legion of athletes are wearing, making adidas Golf the fastest growing golf footwear and apparel company

Eyeloc Head Gear - This revolutionary eyewear is designed as a training aid to help keep a player's eye locked on the ball. By adjusting the vertical lines on the patented sliding lenses to your exact PD (Pupillary Distance), the two lines become one laser sharp line. This provides you with instant feedback and helps detect even the slightest head or eye movement as the ball moves outside the line. Eyeloc comes in two sizes and two frame colors.

Greater Atlantic City Golf Association - The Greater Atlantic City Golf Association (GACGA) is comprised of 19 golf courses and three golf package providers. Together, they work to enhance the region's group golf package offerings and solidify the area as one of the nation's premier golf destinations. Atlantic City is steeped in golf history, with courses designed by the top course architects of all time.

Just One Golf - Just One Golf is a new and exciting interactive on course gaming system that is installed on a qualifying par 3. The Just One Golf system consists of two games: 1) a Hole in One Game and 2) a Flagstick Game. Players have the opportunity to win cash prizes for the Hole in One Game and Pro Shop Credit for the Flag Stick Game. And the priceless kicker: Players also receive a video of their shot if they win either game. The Just One Golf system is currently being installed at golf courses around the country.

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

Mike Jamison