Fall & Winter Events at World Golf Village
St. Augustine, Fla. - Below are upcoming activities taking place at the World Golf Village and the World Golf Hall of Fame & IMAX® Theater through December 2010. For more information, visit the World Golf Village Events Calendar section on www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
PGA TOUR STOP Annual Fall Demo Days | October 23 - 24
The PGA TOUR STOP will host its annual Fall Demo Days Oct. 23-24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A variety of golf’s top manufacturers will be present for guests to enjoy testing the latest clubs and equipment. The demos will be held at the Slammer & Squire golf course practice range. For more information, please visit www.tourstop.com.
Golf Channel Invitational at World Golf Village | Oct. 30 - Nov. 2
The Golf Channel Invitational for The First Tee will be held at the World Golf Village, Oct. 30 through Nov. 2. The Invitational is a premiere national golf and marketing event featuring a competitive two-day, 36-hole tournament for business executives and their guests. The event supports The First Tee chapters nationwide and in five countries around the globe. For more information, please visit www.invitationalforthefirsttee.com.
Free Military Admission to the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum | Nov. 11-14
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will say "thanks" to all active, reserve and retired military by offering them free admission to the Hall of Fame from Thursday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 14. Free admission is valid for military and one guest with the presentation of the military voucher, found at www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org, along with a military ID. Guests also will receive one free round on the 18-hole Putting Course. This offer does not include an IMAX film.
World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Fall Putting Classic | Nov. 13-14
Local golfers are invited to participate in the inaugural Fall Putting Classic Nov. 13-14 for a chance to win more than $3,000 in prizes. Qualifying rounds will begin Saturday, Nov. 13 followed by a complimentary reception at the Hall of Fame's Challenge Hole where Sunday qualifiers will be announced and teams will have a chance at a closest-to-the-pin contest. The registration fee for this event is $35 per person which includes greens fee, a goody bag and entry to the reception. The field will be limited to 72 teams. For more information, visit the Event Calendar at www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
PGA TOUR STOP Holiday Tent Sale | Nov. 18 – 21
The PGA TOUR STOP will host its biggest sale of the year Thursday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 21 offering huge savings on merchandise including golf apparel and equipment. Guests can enjoy vendor samples and special purchases throughout the extended sale. For more information, please visit www.tourstop.com.
St. Johns County Festival of Trees at World Golf Village | Dec. 3-12
The sixth-annual Festival of Trees will take place at the St. Johns County Convention Center adjacent to the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village. The event, free and open to the public, will open Friday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., showcasing trees and wreaths decorated by businesses, organizations, families and friends from the community. The event 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. 12. Trees 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 favorite trees. All proceeds raised during the event will go directly to two St. Johns County-based charities, The St. Augustine Record's Empty Stocking Fund and the United Way of St. Johns County. For more information, visit the Event Calendar at www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org or call (904) 940-4015.
Films at the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX® Theater
The World Golf Hall of Fame 2D IMAX® Theater is home to the largest screen in Northeast Florida, located in St. Augustine off I-95, exit 323. Featuring a giant, six-story-high projection screen, the World Golf Hall of Fame’s IMAX Theater is a larger-than-life adventure where the viewer is immersed in the action. For show times and ticket information, call 904-940-IMAX or visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com.
SEA MONSTERS | Oct. 22
Produced by National Geographic Giant Screen Films, SEA MONSTERS weaves together a series of paleontological digs from around the globe in a compelling story about scientists working as detective to answer questions about this ancient and mysterious ocean world. Viewers accompany modern and historical fossil hunter to remote locations as they excavate the remains of some of the most awe-inspiring creatures of all time, unearthing amazing discoveries which shed light on exactly what happened to the films incredible cast of characters.
Monsters Double Feature | Oct. 23 - Nov. 2
Guests can enjoy the Monsters Double Feature including Dinosaurs Alive! and Sea Monsters Oct. 23 - Nov. 2. Guests can take advantage of the dollar double feature for these two films: buy one general run film at regular price and the second film is just a $1. Also during Oct. 23-31 any guests wearing a Halloween costume will receive a free small popcorn with the purchase of an IMAX film. For show times and ticket information, visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com or call (904) 940-IMAX.
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows (Special Engagement) | Nov. 19
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, is a much-anticipated motion picture event to be told in two full-length parts. Part one begins as Harry, Rob and Hermione leave Hogwarts behind and set out to find and destroy the Horcruxes, the secret to Voldemort's power and immortality. For show times and advance ticket information, visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com or call (904) 940-IMAX.
Dolphins and Whales: Tribes of the Ocean
Dive into a new immersive and highly emotional adventure with Dolphins and Whales presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau. This awe-inspiring documentary film will take you from the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to the warm depths of the waters of the exotic kingdom of Tonga for a close encounter with the tribes of the ocean. For show times and ticket information, visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com or call (904) 940-IMAX.
Narrated by Michael Douglas, Dinosaurs Alive takes audiences on a journey with the world's preeminent dinosaur hunters as they uncover evidence that the descendents of dinosaurs still walk (or fly) among us. From the exotic, trackless expanses and sand dunes of Mongolia's Gobi Desert to the dramatic sandstone buttes of New Mexico, the film follows American Museum of Natural History paleontologists as they explore some of the greatest dinosaur finds in history. Through the magic of scientifically accurate computer generated animation, these newly uncovered creatures, and some familiar favorites, come alive in a big way! For show times and ticket information, visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com or call (904) 940-IMAX.
Ocean Wonderland takes you on a stunning visual and sensorial diving adventure beneath the waves to the pulsating heart of the oceans: the coral reef. Join your friendly host Aris the turtle and enter this magical and beautiful, yet endangered and fragile world, from Australia's Great Barrier Reef to the Bahamas. Discover the vast bio-diversity thriving there and the crucial role played by coral reefs within the marine ecosystem by providing a habitat and food for a wide variety of fish species, and maintaining the well-being of our planet. Hold your breath and plunge into this unique, larger-than-life diving experience. For show times and ticket information, visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com or call (904) 940-IMAX.
Travel 220 miles above Earth at 17,500 mph to experience Space Station, the greatest engineering feat since landing a man on the Moon. Narrated by Tom Cruise, Space Station is the story of this unique partnership of 16 nations building a laboratory in outer space--a permanent facility for the study of the effects of long-duration exposure to zero gravity and the necessary first step towards the global co-operative effort needed if man is to someday set foot on Mars. For show times and ticket information, visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com or call (904) 940-IMAX.
Vividly captured in IMAX, Hubble recounts the amazing journey of the most important scientific instrument since Galileo's original telescope and the greatest success in space since the Moon Landing - the Hubble Space Telescope. Audiences will accompany the space walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult tasks ever undertaken in NASA's history, and will experience up close the awesome power of the launches, the heartbreaking setbacks, and the dramatic rescues of this most powerful story. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio and distributed by IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures. For show times and ticket information, visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com or call (904) 940-IMAX.
Special Exhibits and Displays at the World Golf Hall of Fame
World Golf Hall of Fame, located at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., honors and celebrates golf’s greatest players and contributors. A collaboration of 26 national and international golf organizations support the Hall of Fame, including the PGA TOUR, LPGA, USGA, Augusta National, PGA of America, The European Tour and The R&A. The museum houses interactive exhibits and historic and personal artifacts that tell the stories of its members and the game of golf. Adjacent is the 300-seat World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX® Theater. 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 one IMAX film are included in museum admission. For more information on the Hall of Fame, call 904-940-4123 or visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
Now Open | Goydos & Appleby Displays
With in a matter of weeks, two PGA TOUR players achieved a feat only claimed by three other individuals. Paul Goydos and Stuart Appleby both carded rounds of 59 during the 2010 PGA TOUR season. Several items from each of the historic rounds are on display at the Hall of Fame including the balls Goydos and Appleby putted out with and articles of clothing worn on those memorable days.
Now Open | Bob Hope: Shanks for the Memory Exhibit (through 2010)
Offering the largest collection of Hope memorabilia ever placed on public display in a single exhibition, the World Golf Hall of Fame’s current featured member exhibit displays over 400
personal artifacts and 300 images of the beloved entertainer – and passionate golfer – Bob Hope. Guests will find rich storytelling alongside memorabilia, video footage and more as they wind through a variety of set pieces designed to reflect the different eras and locations significant to Hope’s life, including England, Cleveland, New York, Hollywood, Palm Springs, Washington
D.C. and sites of USO shows around the world. “Shanks” will remain on display throughout 2009. For more information and a virtual look at the exhibit, visit the World Golf Hall of Fame section on www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org or call 904-940-4123.
Now Open | 2009 Inductee Exhibits
Now open in the museum's Shell Hall are the 2009 Inductee Exhibits featuring President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Christy O'Connor, José María Olazábal and Lanny Wadkins. The exhibits feature their inspirational stories accompanied by personal and professional memorabilia, awards and treasures they have accumulated over the years. For more information and a virtual look at the exhibit, visit the World Golf Hall of Fame section on www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org or call 904-940-4123.
About World Golf Hall of Fame
The World Golf Hall of Fame honors the history of the game by preserving the legacies of the world’s greatest players and contributors. In the museum, located at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., the Hall of Fame serves as a steward of the game through elaborate storytelling and exhibits featuring artifacts, works of art and photography significant to the history of golf and its members.
A World Golf Foundation initiative, the Hall of Fame is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution and is associated 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 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, several restaurants (including Murray Bros. Caddyshack), a 300-seat IMAX® 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 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.