Winter/Spring 2013 Events at World Golf Village
St. Augustine, Fla. -- Below are upcoming activities taking place at the World Golf Village, including the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum and World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater, through April 2013. For more information, visit the World Golf Village Events Calendar section on www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org
Upcoming World Golf Village Events
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Midnight Show | Dec. 13
The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater is hosting a midnight show event in advance of the highly anticipated premiere of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." The IMAX Theater will host pre-show activities including a costume contest and Hobbit-themed trivia starting at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13. The movie will debut at 12:05 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com.
Christmas Day Brunch | 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.
New Year's Eve Rockin' Party | Dec. 31
The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort Convention Center and Beach Club is hosting a New Year's Eve party from 7:30 p.m.- 1:30 a.m. The night begins in the atrium lobby with heavy hors d'oeuvres, cooking stations, and food presentations paired with beer and wine stations. Wade Tower will perform from 8-10 p.m. and at 10:30 p.m., the party will move to the resort's grand St. Augustine Ballroom, with entertainment provided at the "Ball Drop Dance Party." The party also will feature live coverage of the New York City ball drop, a champagne toast at midnight, late-night snacks, and a cash bar. For more information, please visit www.WorldGolfRenaissance.com.
Humana Challenge Weekend honoring Bob Hope | Jan. 17-20
The World Golf Hall of Fame is celebrating the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, formerly the Bob Hope Classic. Guests can enjoy the Hall's "Bob Hope: Shanks for the Memory" exhibit while watching the tournament in the Bob Hope Theater. Visitors can also participate in a special Bob Hope scavenger hunt in the museum for a chance to win a Humana Challenge Prize pack (no purchase necessary to enter). Active and retired military receive free admission to Museum, and St. Johns County residents will receive 30% off admission. For more information, visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org
"Flight of the Butterflies 3D" Opening Night Events | Jan. 18
The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater will celebrate the opening night of the IMAX documentary "Flight of the Butterflies" on Friday, Jan. 18. The evening will include a presentation on butterflies by the University of Florida and the Florida Museum of Natural History and "A Taste of South of the Border" courtesy of the Colorado Burrito Company from 6:30-7 p.m. Visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com for more information.
"Flight of the Butterflies 3D" Family Day | Jan. 19
Family activities featured on Saturday from 12 -3 p.m. will include a bounce house, face painting, butterfly displays and a milkweed planting courtesy of the Florida Museum of Natural History. Please visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com for more information.
Big Game, Big Screen, Big Fun | Feb. 3
Come tailgate in Hall of Fame style! On Super Sunday the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater will be offering the big experience on the big screen for free. Seating is limited and online registration is required in advance. Please join us for a pre-game tailgate party at Fairways Cafe (next to the IMAX Theater) with New Orleans-style concessions for purchase, along with frosty beverages to take into the big game. All Fairways tailgaters will receive a wristband for priority seating in the IMAX Theater for the game. The tailgate food & concessions will be available beginning at 4:30 p.m. and run until the start of the fourth quarter. (No outside food or beverages allowed).
Presidents Day Weekend at the Hall of Fame | Feb. 15-18
Enjoy learning about Hall of Fame Presidents George H.W. Bush and Dwight D. Eisenhower while taking a special scavenger hunt that enters you to win a special prize. There will also be a photo opportunity with the Presidents Cup trophy. Active and former military receive $10 admission to the Museum and children under 12 are free. For more information, visit www.worldgolfhalloffame.org.
World Golf Hall of Fame Putting Championship | April 12-14
Put your putting skills to the test during the 10th annual World Golf Hall of Fame Putting Championship. Set on the Hall of Fame's 18-hole, natural grass putting course during the weekend of the Masters, you have a chance to compete for prizes including golf trips, rounds of golf and more. Qualifying days are Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13. The top 16 finalists will compete in match play for prizes. All entrants receive a goody bag. For entry information, please visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
Masters Weekend at the Hall of Fame | April 11-14
Masters Week and the 10th annual World Golf Hall of Fame Putting Championship are the perfect time to visit the Hall of Fame! Enjoy learning about Hall of Fame members who are Masters champions as you take a special scavenger hunt through the Hall of Fame and enjoy a photo opportunity with the Masters trophy. The broadcast will be shown throughout the museum during the week. All residents of Georgia receive free admission with ID. For more information, please visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
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/military/Florida residents are $18.50, students are $10, and children 5-12 are $5. Children under 5 are free. Discounts are also available to St. Johns County residents. Audio tours are available to enhance your visit for a nominal upcharge. For more information on the Hall of Fame, call 904-940-4133 or visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
History in the Making
The Hall of Fame's newest exhibit 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. The exhibit also highlights record-breaking performances and other historic moments, and includes memorabilia from Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam, Tiger Woods, Ian Poulter and Brandt Snedeker.
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 Masters trophies to Dan Jenkins' typewriter, these Exhibits are full of intimate and historic treasures.
Nancy Lopez: Pride, Passion and Personality
The Hall of Fame's current 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.
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.
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey An IMAX 3D Experience" (PG-13)
Opening December 14, 2012
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece "The Hobbit," by J.R.R. Tolkien. The film follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who -- along with the Wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves, led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield -- is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug. Along the path, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of a "precious" ring tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways he cannot begin to know. The Hobbit opens on Friday, Dec. 14. To view showtimes and purchase tickets visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com.
"Flight of the Butterflies" (Rated G)
Opening Jan. 18, 2013
The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known. Follow the monarchs' perilous journey and join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, with breathtaking cinematography from an award-winning team including Oscar® winner Peter Parks. Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find the monarchs' secret hideaway. To view the trailer, please visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com.
"The Last Reef 3D" (Rated G)
Opening Feb. 15, 2013
Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish, and visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. Shot on location in Palau, Vancouver Island, French Polynesia, Mexico, and The Bahamas, "The Last Reef 3D" takes us on a global journey to explore our connection with the ocean's complex, parallel worlds. New underwater 3D technology takes us into the heart of the reef, revealing a habitat more diverse and more colorful than you ever imagined. Visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com for information about opening weekend events.
"Oz The Great and Powerful: An IMAX 3D Experience" (Not yet rated)
Opening March 8, 2013
An IMAX 3D Experience, Disney's fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful," imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs, (James Franco), a smalltime circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant land of Oz he thinks he's hit the jackpot -- fame and fortune are his for the taking -- until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz), and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone has been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. To view the trailer, please visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com.
"Skyfall: The IMAX Experience" (Rated PG-13)
Playing through Thursday, Dec. 13
Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 in "Skyfall," 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. For showtimes and tickets please visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com.
"Galapagos 3D" (G)
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. For showtimes and tickets please visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com.
"Deep Sea 3D" (G)
"Deep Sea 3D," narrated by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, 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. For showtimes and tickets please visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com.
"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. For showtimes and tickets please visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com.
About the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum preserves and honors the history of golf and the legacies of those who have made it great. 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 the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater
The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX® Theater is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution that offers 3D and 2D movies and entertainment enhanced by state-of-the-art, specially designed cinematic technology. Located at World Golf Village, the 300-seat IMAX Theater is the largest IMAX screen in the Southeastern United States and shows a variety of Hollywood and educational movies throughout the year. For tickets, show times and annual pass information, visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com and follow the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater on Facebook.
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.