Fall & Winter events at World Golf Village
St. Augustine, Fla. (Aug. 21, 2012) -- The following activities are taking place at the World Golf Village, including the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum and World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater, through December 2012. For more information, visit the World Golf Village Events Calendar section on www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
Upcoming World Golf Village Events
Patriot Golf Days at the Hall of Fame | Aug. 31 - Sept. 3
The World Golf Hall of Fame is joining with the PGA of America in support of the sixth annual Patriot Golf Days, which benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation (www.FoldsofHonor.org). Folds of Honor provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving. From Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, the World Golf Hall of Fame will match donations from visitors collected at the box office for Folds of Honor. For more information, go to the Events Calendar at www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
Patriot Golf Days at World Golf Village | Aug. 31 - Sept. 3
The World Golf Village Resort Golf Courses and the PGA of America's North Florida Section are teaming up to participate in the third annual City Wide Patriot Golf Day Closest to the Pin Championship. From Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, 2012, the Slammer & Squire and King & Bear Golf Courses will host a closest to the pin challenge that will allow golfers to compete against others in the area. It's only $5 to enter and 100 percent of the donations go to the Folds of Honor Foundation.
The winners of each club's championship will receive a great prize and earn the chance to represent each course in the "Champion's Shootout" to be held at TPC Sawgrass on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. and have a shot at becoming crowned the 2012 North Florida Patriot Golf Day Closest To The Pin Champion.
The King & Bear will host the Patriot Open on Sept. 3, 2012. The tournament will be open to the public and will be an 8:30 a.m. shotgun event. Entry fee is $99 for the general public, $79 for active and retired military and $59 for members of the World Golf Village Resort Golf Courses and 100% of the greens fees will be donated to the Folds of Honor Foundation. A handicap is not required to play in this tournament. Register online at www.golfwgv.com.
Dollar Double Feature Weekends at the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater | Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, Sept. 14-16
To celebrate the launch of IMAX classic documentaries "Deep Sea 3D" and "Galapagos 3D," guests who purchase a ticket to an IMAX documentary film beginning at 5 p.m. on Fridays through the last show of the weekend will get admission to a second documentary film for just $1. "Deep Sea 3D" opens on Friday, Aug. 31, and the Dollar Double Feature Weekend deal will run through Monday, Sept. 3 due to the holiday weekend. "Galapagos 3D" opens Friday, Sept. 14 and the Dollar Double Feature Weekend deal will run through Sunday, Sept. 16. For more information on showtimes and tickets, visit the newly redesigned www.WorldGolfIMAX.com.
Ryder Cup Weekend at the World Golf Hall of Fame & IMAX Theater | Sept. 28-30
The World Golf Hall of Fame will celebrate the 2012 Ryder Cup with activities including a special scavenger hunt through the Hall of Fame with a chance to win a special prize pack of tournament merchandise and a pin flag signed by U.S. Ryder Cup Team Captain Davis Love III courtesy of the PGA of America, a special photo opportunity with the Hall's Ryder Cup Trophy and a free viewing party hosted by 1010 XL/92.3 FM in the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater from 2-7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Ryder Cup Viewing Party hosted by 1010XL/92.3 FM and the World Golf Hall of Fame & IMAX Theater | Sept. 29
The largest screen in Northeast Florida will be showing the game's biggest stars as they compete in this exciting team event. 1010XL/92.3 FM and the World Golf Hall of Fame will be hosting this viewing party from 2-7 p.m. at the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater. Admission to the party is free to the public and concessions will be available. During the viewing, a Team USA/Team Europe putting competition will be held on the Hall of Fame's 18-hole, natural-grass putting green for a chance to win a special Hall of Fame prize pack. For more information, go to the Events Calendar at www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
First Coast Classic Dance Championship | Oct. 2-4
The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort Convention Center and Beach Club is hosting the Florida Coast Classic Dance Championship, featuring Latin and Ballroom Dance at the St. Johns County Convention Center. Tickets start at $20, for more information please visit www.firstcoastclassic.com.
The Flavors of Florida's Historic Coast Cook-off | Oct. 12
The Flavors of Florida's Historic First Coast is a month-long promotion beginning Oct. 1. All participating restaurants will gather their chefs at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort Convention Center and Beach Club on Oct. 12 for a cook-off competition with local celebrity judges. A $20 donation admission fee gains access to the competitions and samplings from all the participating restaurants. Visit www.historiccoastflavors.com for more details.
Thanksgiving Day Brunch | Thurs, Nov. 22
The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort Convention Center and Beach Club will be serving a Thanksgiving Day Brunch from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., with six chef-attended stations, a salad station, appetizers, desserts and a special buffet for the kids. Call 904-940-8623 for more information and to make reservations.
St. Johns County Festival of Trees | Nov. 30 - Dec. 9
The eighth annual St. Johns County Festival of Trees will take place at the St. Johns County Convention Center at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort. The event is free and open to the public and will begin Friday, Nov. 30, with an opening event showcasing trees and wreaths decorated and donated by local businesses, organizations, families and friends from the community. Registration for entering a tree or wreath begins on Sept. 4.
The display will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the final day, Sunday, Dec. 9. The trees and wreathes will be part of a silent auction and visitors will also be encouraged to fill out a ballot indicating the number of votes (in minimum $1 bids) they would like to cast for their favorites. Proceeds will benefit St. Johns County charities. The event is sponsored by the World Golf Hall of Fame, Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Honours Golf. For more information including how to register a tree or wreath for the event, go to the Events Calendar at www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
To The Arctic with Santa | Dec. 8
Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will return to the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater to enjoy cookies and the thrilling IMAX documentary, "To The Arctic 3D." Santa will be available for photos with children at this family friendly event. Registration will open on Oct. 1 and the event is free for children (12 and under) signed up for the IMAX Annual Pass program. Tickets for adult Annual Pass members are $5, and non-member ticket prices are $7 for children and $10 for adults and must be purchased in advance. For more information, go to the Events Calendar at www.WorldGolfIMAX.com.org.
Christmas Day Brunch | Tuesday, Dec. 25
The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort Convention Center and Beach Club is hosting a Christmas Day Brunch. After the gifts are unwrapped, bring the whole family out for an endless array of food and beverage offerings. Call 904-940-8623 for more information and to make reservations.
World Golf Village Promotions
Northeast Florida Resident Hall of Fame Pass Program | Aug. 31, 2012 - Jan. 6, 2013
Permanent residents of the seven Northeast Florida counties (Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns) are invited to participate in the World Golf Hall of Fame's Northeast Florida Resident Pass Program. Residents who purchase a ticket to the World Golf Hall of Fame starting Aug. 31, 2012 can return to the Museum for free through Jan. 6, 2013. For more information, go to the Events Calendar at www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day at the World Golf Hall of Fame | Sept. 29
Receive free admission for you and a guest at the World Golf Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 29 as part of Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. You must print your ticket in advance from the Smithsonian Magazine's website and present it in the Hall of Fame box office upon arrival. To get your pass, visit the Events Calendar or www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday.
Veterans Day at the Hall of Fame | Nov. 9-30
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will celebrate Veterans Day with a special promotion during November. From Nov. 9-11, veterans and their dependents will receive free admission to the World Golf Hall of Fame. And from Nov. 9-30, all active duty military members and their dependents will also receive free Museum admission. All guests to the Hall of Fame from Nov. 9-11 will be able to enjoy a special scavenger hunt highlighting golf's relationship with the military in the Museum. For more information, go to the Events Calendar at www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
PGA TOUR Golf Academy at World Golf Village Junior Camps | Sept. - Nov.
Providing young people of all skill levels the opportunity to improve their game, the PGA TOUR Golf Academy's Junior Camps at World Golf Village offer several options of camps structured for beginner, intermediate or advanced junior golfers. From September through November, the camps are offered as after-school programs or weekend camps. For camp information, call 904-940-3600 or visit www.touracademy.com.
PGA TOUR Golf Academy Player Development Program
The PGA TOUR Golf Academy has added X2 Flight Scope technology, a Dynamic Balance Machine and a Tomi Putt Lab and welcomed Anne Cain, a Golf Magazine"Top 100" Instructor, to the staff. It is also offering an introduction program consisting of four 90-minute sessions that focus on the basics of golf. The program will be Tuesday-Friday from 5:30-7 p.m., with additional times on Saturdays. For more information, call 904-940-3600 or visit www.touracademy.com.
Special Exhibits and Displays at the World Golf Hall of Fame
The World Golf Hall of Fame is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. A round on the 18-hole, natural-grass putting course and a shot at the Challenge Hole are included in museum admission, which is valid for two consecutive days. Adults are $19.50, seniors/students/military are $18.50, children 5-12 are $5 and children under 5 are free. Audio tours are available at a small additional charge. For more information on the Hall of Fame, call 904-940-4123 or visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
History in the Making
Tiger Woods thrilled the golf world with his performance at the 2012 Memorial Tournament, where he tied Jack Nicklaus for second on the PGA TOUR's all-time win list with his 73rd victory. Items from that victory, including the ball Woods used to make his dramatic birdie on the 16th hole, are on display at the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum. The items are part of an ongoing program at the Hall of Fame called History in the Making. The program concentrates on golf's most recent events, with memorabilia from professional tournaments, major championships and team events like the Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup and Presidents Cup. It will also highlight record-breaking performances and other historic moments, like Woods' victory at the Memorial.
Class of 2012 Inductee Exhibits
The five newest members of the World Golf Hall of Fame now have their personal memorabilia on display in Shell Hall. Peter Alliss, Dan Jenkins, Sandy Lyle, Phil Mickelson and Hollis Stacy all have their own Inductee Case in Shell Hall and locker in the Member Locker Room. From Phil Mickelson's three Masters trophies to Dan Jenkins' 1970s-era typewriter, these exhibits are full of intimate and historic treasures.
Nancy Lopez: Pride, Passion and Personality
This Hall of Fame special member exhibit features one of the LPGA's most successful and charismatic players. The exhibition displays more than 150 pieces of memorabilia from Lopez's electric career. The memorabilia ranges from her first communion veil to her many LPGA Championship trophies. Other highlights are her trophy from the inaugural Solheim Cup and the legendary Ray Cook putter she used to win so many of her 48 LPGA titles. While the exhibit features Lopez's accomplishments on the course, it also shows the honest, engaging and entertaining persona that so deeply connected her to golf fans worldwide.
Bob Hope: Shanks for the Memory
Featuring a selection of engaging Bob Hope memorabilia, this special exhibition tells the story of Hope's life, entertainment career, relationship with U.S. Presidents, and his devotion to the men and women of the military, as well as his lifelong love affair with golf. The exhibit features more than 300 vintage images, 100 artifacts, more than two hours of video, and a unique audio tour that includes comments from Dolores, Linda and Bob Hope as well as clips from his radio broadcasts and tributes from celebrities and Hall of Fame members.
Films at the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX® Theater
The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater, home of Northeast Florida's largest IMAX screen, presents a selection of 2D and 3D traditional documentary features, as well as a selection of Hollywood movies which are shown daily at its World Golf Village location. For showtimes, trailers and more information on all movies at the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater, visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com.
"Deep Sea 3D" (G)
Opening Aug. 31
"Deep Sea 3D", narrated by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, (rated G) is an underwater adventure from the filmmakers behind the successful IMAX 3D film "Into the Deep" that transports audiences deep below the ocean surface. Through the magic of IMAX and IMAX 3D, moviegoers will swim with some of the planet's most unique, dangerous and colorful creatures, and understand this inspiring underworld. "Deep Sea 3D" has been awarded the Entertainment Seal of Approval by the Parent's Television Council, which salutes the best in Hollywood entertainment. It is awarded to outstanding films, television programs and DVDs that are suitable for the entire family.
"Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark: The IMAX Experience" (PG)
Opening Sept. 7
Originally released in 1981 by Paramount Pictures, Steven Spielberg's Hollywood classic has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. It will be playing on a limited engagement from engagement from Sept. 7-13. Indiana Jones, archaeology professor and swashbuckling adventurer, has unearthed many an ancient treasure. But now the very future of the world depends on his finding one specific relic. With a bullwhip in his hand and a beautiful lady at his side, Jones journeys from Nepal and Cairo to the Mediterranean, dodging poisons, traps and snakes, battling rivals old and new, all in pursuit of an ancient artifact said to give invincible power to its possessor.
"Galapagos 3D" (G)
Opening Sept. 14
Presented by the Smithsonian Institution and IMAX Ltd., and using IMAX 3D technology, "Galapagos 3D" vividly documents an eight-week expedition to the islands and surrounding waters. Part adventure, part scientific expedition, part personal quest, and part fantastic voyage, this unprecedented non-fiction film takes audiences on a journey with marine biologist Dr. Carole Baldwin, from the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History, on her first trips to the famed Galapagos Islands.
"Skyfall: The IMAX Experience" (Not yet rated)
Opening Nov. 9
Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 in "Skyfall: The IMAX Experience," the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In "Skyfall," Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (Not yet rated)
Opening Dec. 14
Bilbo Baggins is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield.
"The Dark Knight Rises: The IMAX Experience" (PG-13)
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
"To The Arctic 3D" (G)
An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure "To The Arctic 3D" tells the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Oscar winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.
"Legends of Flight 3D" (G)
In the 100-year-plus history of aviation, truly radical new aircraft designs come along only once in a generation. Since the introduction of the wide bodies of the late 1960s and early 1970s (followed by the Boeing 777 in 1994), there have been no truly "game changing" new passenger airliner designs until now, with the development of the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
"Rescue 3D" (G)
"Rescue 3D" plunges audiences into the hard, but inspiring work of saving lives in the face of a natural disaster. The film follows a Canadian naval commander, two pilots, and a volunteer rescue technician as they train for action. When an earthquake strikes Haiti, creating one of the biggest humanitarian disasters of the century, the students are swept along, joining with the massive effort that brings military and civilian responders and hardware from around the world.
"Born to be Wild 3D" (G)
Warner Brothers & IMAX present "Born to be Wild 3D," an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them - saving endangered species one life at a time.
"Forces of Nature" (G)
Lose yourself in "Forces of Nature," and find what may be cinema's biggest, baddest depictions of real-life earthquakes, volcanoes, and storms. This giant-screen movie from National Geographic and Graphic Films follows scientists on pulse-pounding quests to discover how natural disasters are triggered -- without getting literally caught up in their work.
"Space Station 3D" (G)
Narrated by Tom Cruise, students blast off into space with the astronauts and cosmonauts from Florida''s Kennedy Space Center and Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome to rendezvous with their new home in orbit 220 miles above Earth. It is the story of the greatest engineering feat since landing a man on the Moon: the on-orbit assembly of the International Space Station.
"Hubble 3D" (G)
Narrated by Leonardo Dicaprio, this gripping story - full of hope, disappointment, ingenuity, bravery and triumph - relives the most important scientific instrument since Galileo's original telescope. This film follows space walking astronauts through the awesome power of the launch, the heartbreaking setbacks, and the dramatic rescues of this most powerful story.
"Under the Sea 3D" (G)
Narrated by Jim Carrey, take an adventure to some of the most exotic and isolated undersea locations on earth, allowing them to experience face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea. It offers a unique and entertaining way to explore the beauty and natural wonder of the oceans, as well as the impact of global climate change.
"Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West" (G)
With stunning aerial cinematography and meticulous recreations, National Geographic's giant screen film dramatizes the legendary early 19th-century expedition of Lewis & Clark that crossed the uncharted North American West.
About the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum honors the history of golf by recognizing and preserving the legacies of the game's greatest players and contributors. The Hall of Fame and Museum, located at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., serves as a steward of the game through engaging, interactive storytelling and exhibitions featuring artifacts, works of art, audio, video and photography significant to the history of golf and its members.
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.
About World Golf Village
World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla. is home to the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum and encompasses the flagship Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village and adjoining St. Johns County Convention Center; Grande Villas at World Golf Village, a Bluegreen Vacation Club resort; Laterra Resort; two championship golf courses, Slammer & Squire and King & Bear; and the PGA TOUR Golf Academy. Complementing these attractions is the PGA TOUR STOP retail center, Murray Bros. Caddyshack restaurant, a 3D IMAX® Digital theater and a variety of residential neighborhoods. For more information about World Golf Village or to book a package, visit www.WorldGolfVillage.com.
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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.