Free admission and a Pebble Beach golf vacation highlight
St. Augustine, Fla. (June 5, 2012) -- To show its appreciation for dads across Northeast Florida, the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will have a special promotion on Father's Day, June 17. The first person to hit a hole-in-one at the Hall of Fame's Challenge Hole will win a dream golf vacation to Pebble Beach.
In addition to the Challenge Hole event, admission to the Hall of Fame will be free to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dads will receive a special gift bag filled with coupons and gift certificates (while supplies last) and a complimentary round on the Hall of Fame's 18-hole natural grass putting course.
Dads will also be special guests at the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater. They will receive free admission to any IMAX documentary film - "To The Arctic 3D," "Legends of Flight 3D," "Hubble 3D" and "Rescue 3D" will be playing. In addition, there will be matinee $10 pricing for all guests to see the new movie, "Rock of Ages: The IMAX Experience."
June 17 is the final round of the U.S. Open, and visitors will be able to take photos with the Hall of Fame's U.S. Open trophy. Television coverage of the tournament will be broadcast in the Hall of Fame throughout the day.
There also will be a U.S. Open-themed scavenger hunt through the Hall of Fame, a father-child event at the 18-hole natural-grass putting course and a long-drive competition at the Museum's golf simulator. Prizes for these contests will include signed memorabilia from the Class of 2012 -- Peter Alliss, Dan Jenkins, Sandy Lyle, Phil Mickelson and Hollis Stacy -- and family four-packs of tickets to Jacksonville and St. Augustine attractions.
The golf vacation to Pebble Beach is a four-night, three-round trip that includes airfare for two and $2,000 in cash. Participants will pay $5 for two shots (or $10 for five shots) at the 150-yard Challenge Hole and the first person to make a hole-in-one on their first shot wins the grand prize.
There will also be a closest-to-the-pin contest at the same time, with the winner receiving a World Golf Village Golf Getaway package for two, which includes a two-night stay at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort Convention Center and Beach Club, dinner at Villagio Restaurant, golf at the Slammer & Squire, PGA TOUR Golf Academy lessons and 6-month Friends of the Hall of Fame memberships.
The competition at the Challenge Hole will be the culmination of several activities that weekend at World Golf Village.
On Saturday, June 16, the Vettes at the Village car show drives in for its 13th year. Vettes at the Village is a Corvette car show featuring over 100 classic, late model and custom Corvettes around the Village's Walk of Champions. The show starts at 10 a.m. and will conclude with an awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m.
Hosted by the North Florida Corvette Association, the Corvette Club of Mandarin and the Jacksonville Corvette Club, Vettes at the Village is also free and open to the public. A $25 donation is requested for cars registered before May 30 (after June 1, $30). Proceeds from registration will benefit the Wolfson Children's Hospital. For registration information, visit www.nfca.net.
For more information on these events, visit the World Golf Village events calendar at www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
About the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum
The Hall of Fame is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution and is allied with 26 national and international golf organizations, including The European Tour, LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and USGA. To learn more about the Hall of Fame or to lend support, visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
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As the Founding Partner of the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum and World Golf Village, Shell Oil Company played a lead role in supporting the development and growth of the institution, which opened in 1998. Since then, their continued involvement has led the way for others to join in support of the Hall of Fame & Museum’s mission.