ORLANDO, Florida – Topgolf Executive Chairman Eric Anderson, Callaway Golf’s Epic Flash Driver and Snell Golf’s MTB-X Golf Balls were among the winners in the 26th Annual ING Industry Honors awards program. Results in 12 categories were announced Thursday at the PGA Merchandise Show.
The ING Industry Honors program recognizes outstanding achievement in the golf business. The non-profit, media-based networking organization International Network of Golf conducts the awards program.
Nominees in 11 categories are submitted throughout the year from anyone in the golf industry. Sub-committees that include experts in each category then trim the entries to the top three in each category. ING members then vote electronically to determine the winners, who are announced and recognized at the Industry Honors Presentation Press Conference. Holly Geoghegan of Golf Marketing Services is the committee chair.
Anderson, the man in charge of the tremendous growth an expansion of the Topgolf brand, was honored by ING in the Business Achievement Category for those efforts. Snell Golf and Callaway each won their respective Product Ingenuity categories for their cutting edge products.
Other winners included U.S. Adaptive Golf Alliance in the Player Development Category, Daphne’s Headcovers in the Product Ingenuity-Soft Goods/Accessories Category and Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor in the Product Ingenuity-Technology Category. Total Golf Trainer won the Product Ingenuity-Training Products category. Bridgestone Golf took home the TV Commercial Award and Tour Edge Golf and Big Cedar Golf won their respective Print Advertising categories. Finn Cycle was best in the Product Ingenuity-Misc. Products category.