World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Moves to May 2011
Ceremony will kick off 2011 PLAYERS Championship
St. Augustine, Fla. (July 22, 2010)—The 2011 World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 9, 2011, at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla. That Monday marks the first day of THE PLAYERS Championship week.
“The Induction Ceremony continues to be an incredibly important event for golf each year as we take the opportunity to recognize the sport’s greatest achievers,” said Tim Finchem, PGA TOUR commissioner and World Golf Foundation board member. “Moving the Ceremony to the spring will heighten the event’s exposure in a variety of ways and will add a new level of excitement to THE PLAYERS for fans, media, sponsors and past and current players.”
“Staging the annual Induction Ceremony in the heart of the golf season, just before one of golf’s most thrilling events, is a great opportunity for the Hall of Fame,” said its COO Jack Peter. “The spring date is sure to give fans around the world an even better opportunity to witness the celebration.”
Class of 2011 PGA TOUR and International ballots have been mailed to the respective voting bodies and the voting results will be announced later in 2010.
Further details on the Induction Ceremony will be released this fall. To learn more about the World Golf Hall of Fame, visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
About World Golf Hall of Fame
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.