Three Successful Courses In 'Get Golf Ready In 5 Days' Program Are Finalists In ING Industry Honors
LAKE MARY, FL (January 12, 2011) - Eagle Ridge Golf Club, Hiwan Golf Club and Okeeheelee Golf Course are the three finalists in the Player Development category of the 18th Annual ING Industry. All three have created success stories in the World Golf Foundation's "Get Golf Ready In 5 Days" player development program.
Hundreds of nominations from across the golf industry have been trimmed by sub-committees to three nominees in each category in the ING Industry Honors awards program. Winners in a dozen categories are currently being decided by an electronic vote of the ING membership. Nominees will be acknowledged and winners announced at the Industry Honors Presentation Press Conference January 28 at 12:30 p.m. at the PGA Merchandise Show in ClubING, Room 309. The ING Industry Honors committee chair is Holly Geoghegan of Golf Marketing Services.
Here are summaries of the three finalists in course design:
Okeeheelee Golf Course
This West Palm Beach, FL course jumped from 75 students in 2009 to 500 in 2010, the largest increase in the Get Golf Ready In 5 Days program nationwide. The program coordinator is Donna White.
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Located in Lakewood, NJ, Eagle Ridge has ranked among the top three producers in the Get Golf Ready in 5 Days program for two years, moving a total of 419 players successfully through the program. Headed by Mike Attara, it was also the nation's leader this year in online registrations.
Hiwan Golf Club
This course has been one of the most consistent performers in the Get Golf Ready program. Last year they moved 160 students through the program, and this year that number jumped to 220. Head of the program is Kyle Heyen.
About the ING
The International Network Of Golf is a 21-year-old, non-profit organization whose membership is open to anyone in the golf industry, related industries and media. ING's mission is to enhance and promote communication and education in golf.
ING is kicking off its Third Decade Celebration at the PGA Merchandise Show with many activities. ClubING (Room 309) will be open all day for members and their guests, with morning coffee, Happy Hour cocktail parties, education speakers, product displays, celebrity guests and entertainment, and prizes and giveaways.
Highlight of the year 2011 for ING is the 21st Annual ING Spring Conference set for May 22-26 at beautiful Innisbrook Resort, a PGA Tour site in Florida.
ING exists to bring golf media together with representatives from all walks of the golf industry to discuss issues, exchange information and improve communication.
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