10th annual World Golf Hall of Fame Putting Championship
March 1, 2013 (St. Augustine, Fla.) -- The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum is celebrating the Masters Tournament from April 11-14 with its 10th annual Putting Championship, a hole-in-one contest for a trip to Augusta National Golf Club and special programming in the Museum.
The Putting Championship returns to the Hall's 18-hole, natural-grass putting course from April 12-14. Participants can qualify on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 and finalists will return on Sunday, April 14.
Participants will be separated into two divisions, Francis Ouimet (12 & under) and Bobby Jones (13 & over). Adult finalists will be competing for a TOUR Academy Experience for four at The Ritz Tiburon in Naples, a World Golf Village buddy golf getaway from the Renaissance Resort, golf vacation packages courtesy of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, PLAYERS Championship tickets, and more. The top 16 finalists in each division will be treated to a free half-hour lesson at the PGA TOUR Golf Academy at World Golf Village and a Friends of the Hall of Fame membership.
For more information on the Putting Championship and to register, visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
The competition for the trip to the Masters will take place from Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14 on the Hall's 150-yard Challenge Hole. Guests can participate in a hole-in-one contest to win a 2014 Masters Tournament vacation package. The first 50 shots each day will be eligible for the contest. Participants will pay $5 for two shots (or $10 for five shots) and the first person to make a hole-in-one on their first shot wins the grand prize. The Masters vacation package includes admission for two to Saturday-Sunday rounds and two nights of accommodations.
Masters weekend also features a special scavenger hunt through the Museum and a photo opportunity with the Masters trophy from April 11 -14. All scavenger hunt participants will be entered to win a Masters prize pack featuring a signed pin flag from past Masters Champions, Phil Mickelson and Sandy Lyle. Tournament coverage will be shown throughout the Museum all week, allowing guests to catch some action while they explore.
For more information on this event and the World Golf Hall of Fame, visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
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.
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As the Founding Partner of the World Golf Hall of Fame 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's mission to honor the history of the game by preserving the legacies of the world's greatest players and contributors.