ING Announces Positions 19-17 In Top Game-Changers List For The Past 30 Years
LAKE MARY, FL – (March 12, 2020) – The International Network of Golf has announced numbers 19 through 17 of its Top 30 Game-Changers over the past 30 years in the golf industry.
ING is celebrating its 30th year of networking the golf industry by creating this Top 30 Game-Changers List. The list includes products, services, programs, governing decisions, events, technology, and outstanding performances in competition that have changed the game.
Dozens of nominations for the list were received from a wide variety of people in the golf industry. A committee then trimmed the list to the Top 30, based mainly in the number of nominations each entry received.
ING will gradually publish the results on a bi-weekly basis, with the top two being announced at the 30thAnniversary ING Spring Conference May 31-June 3, 2020 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, PA.
Here are positions 25 through 23:
- 19 – Hybrid Clubs Enter The Market: In the early 2000’s, hybrid clubs entered the market and instantly gained popularity, especial among amateurs. The reason? With a lower and deeper enter of gravity they were easier to hit than long irons. Even mishits went farther. Now most tour pros and nearly all amateurs carry at least one hybrid club in their bag.
- 18 – Tiger Woods “Slam” in 2000-2001: When Tiger Woods won the 2001 Masters Tournament he became the first golfer ever to hold all four men’s major championships simultaneously. The streak started with an amazing 15-shot victory in the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. He followed that with an eight-shot victory in The Open Championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, during which he became the youngest player ever to complete the career grand slam. The PGA Championship was tougher, requiring a three-hole playoff victory over journeyman Bob May in another record scoring effort. He capped it off with a two-shot victory over David Duval in the 2001 Masters.
- 17 –Rules Of Golf Simplification in 2019: For even the most ardent of traditionalists, the rules of golf can be complex and in some cases difficult to follow. So the USGA and R&A initiated a rules modernization plan that was five years in the making. The overall goal was to make the rules more easily understood and applied by all golfers. Many rules were simplified, including putting with the flagstick in.
The non-profit International Network of Golf, the industry’s only media-based networking organization, conducts this annual gathering of media and golf companies and leaders. ING is “where the media and golf industry connect.”
The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board is the official host of the milestone 30th ING Spring Conference May 31-June 3. A full schedule of networking sessions, product testing, educational seminars, and golf competitions awaits attendees.
Anyone in the golf industry and media is invited to join ING and attend the conference. Call 407-474-0531 or visit www.inggolf.com for details.
The non-profit International Network of Golf has been networking the golf industry since 1990. Anyone in the golf industry or media, at any level, can benefit from being a member of ING. We all have our roles in the golf industry, but we come together under the ING umbrella to help each other grow our businesses and careers. “ING is where media connects with the golf industry.”
Along with the Spring Conference, ING also offers the ING Hospitality Room at the PGA Merchandise Show for its members, and conducts the annual ING Media Awards and the ING Industry Honors programs. www.inggolf.com.