Pinehurst Resort, Host To A Pair Of U.S. Opens, Will Welcome
Annual Gathering Of Golf Industry Leaders And Media May 9-13
LAKE MARY, FL – The International Network of Golf reaches a milestone accomplishment in May of 2010 when it conducts its 20th Anniversary ING Spring Conference at Pinehurst Resort. And for those who act before December 30, early-bird pricing will be in effect for this annual gathering of golf media and industry leaders, open to anyone involved in the golf industry.
To register, call ING at 407-328-0500, ext. 1, and ask for an early-bird entry form, or email email@example.com. The International Network of Golf is a non-profit, media-based networking organization.
It is appropriate that the most historic ING Spring Conference to date will be conducted at the resort that most consider the most historic of all American golf destinations.
Pinehurst Resort, host of the U.S. Open in 1999 and 2005, will open its doors to the International Network of Golf for the 20th Anniversary ING Spring Conference May 9-13, 2010. The announcement was made by Beverly Stewart, Director of Marketing for the Village of Pinehurst, Southern Pines Aberdeen Area CVB.
“We are delighted to welcome back ING, and especially to host you at Pinehurst Resort,” said Stewart. “We have always been happy with our very special relationship with ING, and look forward to putting on a great show in 2010.”
This will be the fifth time in 20 years that the ING Spring Conference has taken place in the Sandhills of North Carolina, but the first at the world-class Pinehurst Resort.
“What better place to conduct such a historically important conference than at a place where all of the greats of golf have stayed, played and left their marks,” said ING Executive Director Mike Jamison. “We have always had large turnouts for our Pinehurst-area conferences. And now that we are staying at the Pinehurst Resort itself, we expect our best conference ever.”
Approximately 200 people are expected at this annual gathering of media and golf industry leaders, conducted by the non-profit International Network Of Golf. The four-day conference is full of educational events, networking opportunities, product displays and tests, and lots of golf. The very popular ING One-On-One Appointment Show will return to the itinerary in an expanded format. The appointment show provides attendees a platform for private meetings to encourage business relationships. Also on the diverse ING itinerary will be workshops, speakers, the Demo Lab, the Food For Thought Breakfast, and the ING Fashion Show.
The most recent ING Conference was held May 17-21 at beautiful French Lick Resort in Indiana. Pete and Alice Dye were on hand to help launch the new Pete Dye Course, already slated to host the 2010 PGA National Club Pro Championship.
For registration details, or for general information, call 407-328-0500, ext. 1, or visit www.inggolf.com.
ABOUT PINEHURST RESORT
Located in the North Carolina heartland, world-renowned Pinehurst Resort is a 2,000-acre historic property featuring spa, golf, tennis, family, events and leisure recreation. Widely known as the cradle of American golf, it has hosted more single golf championships than any other site in America, including the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup Matches, PGA Tour Championship and many others. In 2008 it became the only resort to top the coveted Travel +Leisure Golf Best Golf Resort list for an unprecedented third time, as chosen by its readers.
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF GOLF
Simply put, if you are in the golf or media business, at any level and in any segment, then you should be a member of the International Network Of Golf. ING is a media-based, non-profit association that since 1990 has been networking the golf industry. ING’s stated mission is to enhance and promote communication and education in the golf industry. But the group’s vision and energies are aimed well above those already lofty objectives.
ING brings people together and encourages them to learn about – and conduct business with – each other.
MEDIA MEMBERS from publications and shows will meet prospective advertisers, gain access to terrific story material, and have dialogue with and learn from each other.
BUSINESS MEMBERS from companies large and small gain personal access to influential media members, have a platform to launch and test new products and services, and a place to network with their peers, gaining valuable information about the golf industry that can help them grow their own businesses.
407-328-0500, ext. 1