After months of preparation, the 26th annual spring conference for the International Network of Golf (ING) has finally arrived to the Heber Valley to experience the best of Utah golf.
Some 100 plus conference goers will attend this year’s spring conference, representing many sectors of the golf industry from manufacturers to tournament planners to media writers and executives. During the conference participates will network, work on industry trends, and of course play golf.
“We are excited to host this event in the Heber Valley because it will give us a chance to showcase our brand of Utah Mountain golf,” said Ryan Starks, executive director for Heber Valley Tourism and Chamber of Commerce.
Hosting and participating in events like the ING conference helps capitalize on the unique golf setting in Heber Valley.
Chris Briscoe, director of golf for Crater Springs Resort at the Homestead, has been in the industry for over 30 years and believes there is no other place in Utah that could have such unique golf experience like Heber Valley.
“When the folks from ING come out to Heber Valley this spring they are going to see that we have some of the best championship golf in Utah,” said Briscoe.
Bringing the ING Spring Conference to Utah has been over 18 months in the making. In the fall of 2014, ING director, Mike Jamison, and president of the group, John Glozek visited the valley and were immediately captivated by the beauty of the area and the accommodations at the Zermatt Utah Resort. So much so they decided to bring the conference west, the first time in their 26-year history.
“Heber Valley is gorgeous. I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am that ING is heading west and to such a fabulous destination. After spending a few days there I can honestly tell you – you don’t want to miss this conference,” Glozek told 2015 conference attendees.
This conference topic will discuss bringing millennials back to the game. Discussion will range on insights on what millennials bring to the game, what they are looking for in the game, and how to better reach them.
Registration for ING is still open and guests to the conference can learn more about getting to the Heber Valley and what to expect when they get to the Heber Valley online.