LAKE MARY, Florida – PGA professionals can earn up to 5 Member Service Requirement credits by attending the ING Spring Forum at the Valley Forge Casino Resort May 30-June 2.  

The not-for-profit, 33-year-old International Network of Golf will conduct this gathering of golf media and business executives in King Of Prussia, PA. Anyone in the golf industry or media is invited to attend this one-of-a-kind, media-focused event.

The ING Spring Forum format is a reimagined, more intimate structure than previous ING Conferences, but the purpose remains the same: Networking, product introduction, information sharing, education, golf and general memory making.

Highlighting the educational aspects of the ING Spring Forum will be a marketing/social media seminar conducted by longtime ING member and marketing executive Patricia (Tiss) Dahan.  She has spent nearly two decades developing sales and marketing strategies and plans, and leading teams in four different industries. 

Much of that time was spent with TaylorMade-adidas Golf as Vice President, Global Apparel. Five months ago she became CEO of English Riding Supply, Inc. in Pennsylvania. She is also certified in professional and transitional coaching.

The ING Spring Forum will include two golf tournaments at Raven’s Claw Golf Club.  One of the competitions will be the annual Durland Cup Scramble. Named after longtime ING Board Member and golf committee chair Larry Durland, the Durland Cup will be conducted on Thursday with a 1:30 pm shotgun start, followed by the awards dinner at the Raven’s Claw clubhouse.  The other tournament will be played as a Stableford Points Game.

ING Spring Forum attendance will include approximately two-dozen media members and six sponsoring companies who will have the opportunity to conduct a 20-minute exclusive presentation to the entire audience. These sponsors will have industry segment exclusivity, and will also have the opportunity to display product at other times during the Spring Forum.

Registration fee is as little as $150, and sponsorship fees start at $695. 

Valley Forge Casino Resort is located near the Valley Forge National Historical Park. It features a 40,000-square-foot gaming floor, plus 100,000 square feet of meeting, conference, and banquet facilities, and two luxury hotel towers. There are eight dining options, live entertainment, and an exciting nightlife scene.  The hotel is offering a very special rate of $109 per room per night. Reservation information can be found on the entry form links below.

Best known as the encampment site of General Washington and his Continental troops in the winter of 1777-78, Valley Forge and Montgomery County is now home to the beautiful 3,500-acre Valley Forge National Historical Park.

But there’s even more for visitors to experience. The area features a vibrant arts and culture scene, awesome outdoor adventures, 53 golf courses, world-class shopping (including the King of Prussia Mall & historic main streets), many historic sites, and tons of family-friendly attractions (such as Legoland and the Elmwood Park Zoo).

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