Summer 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 August 2011. For more information, visit the World Golf Village Events Calendar section on www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
Upcoming World Golf Village Events
The PUTTERS | Saturday, June 4
This fundraiser for The ARC of St. Johns will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the World Golf Hall of Fame's 18-hole, natural-grass putting course. Foursomes for $200 and hole sponsorships for $100 are still available. Go to www.arcsj.org for more information. For more information, go to http://www.arcsj.org.
NFL 101 | Thursday, June 16
This special workshop is just for women trying to learn how to speak football like a pro. The event is from 7-9:30 p.m. at the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater. The cost is $40 per person and includes a 2011 Jacksonville Jaguars home game ticket, NFL workbook and a special gift and a chance to win prizes. For more information, go to www.priproductions.com.
Vettes at the Village | Saturday, June 18
Vettes at the Village returns for its 12th year at World Golf Village on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted by North Florida Corvette Association, Corvette Club of Mandarin and Jacksonville Corvette Club, Vettes at the Village is free and open to the public. The people's choice car show displays over 100 new, classic and custom Corvettes along the Walk of Champions at World Golf Village. A $25 donation is requested for cars registered before May 30 (after June 1, $30). Proceeds from registration will go to benefit the Wolfson Children's Hospital. For registration information, visit www.nfca.net.
Father's Day at the World Golf Hall of Fame | Sunday, June 19
The World Golf Hall of Fame will offer complimentary admission to everyone who visits the museum on Father's Day, Sun., June 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To celebrate the final round of the U.S. Open, the museum will be featuring its U.S. Open memorabilia with self-guided tours and storytellers in the building. Fathers will receive special gifts and enjoy free admission at the Hall's 18-hole, natural-grass putting course. Contests will also be conducted throughout the day on the Hall of Fame's Challenge Hole, indoor golf simulator and indoor putting green. For more information, visit the World Golf Village events calendar at www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
World Golf Village Community Fireworks | Friday, July 1
Join one of the largest fireworks displays in Northeast Florida as the World Golf Village celebrates Independence Day on Friday, July 1. Bring blankets or lawn chairs and find a spot around the Walk of Champions to take in the grand fireworks show. A minimal parking fee will be required for entry to the event. Dinner and a Movie packages will be available that include a buffet dinner at Fairways Cafe and an opening-day screening of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon: An IMAX 3D Experience" at the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater. Packages are $35 for adults with special pricing for children and IMAX Movie Club Members. For event information, visit the events calendar at www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
World Golf Village Promotions
Summer golf programs | June through August
The Slammer & Squire and King & Bear golf courses are offering several special golf programs this summer. For the first time ever, the public can play both courses at World Golf Village the same day with the Summer "Double Play" for $129 (+ tax). "Play All Day" packages will be available at Slammer & Squire ($99) and the King & Bear ($109). Special twilight pricing will also be available at both courses. For more information on these specials, go to www.golfwgv.com or call 904-940-6088.
Summer Nine @ 5 | June through August
Play nine holes of golf at the Slammer & Squire after 5 p.m. any day of the week and pay just $29. Go to www.golfwgv.com or call 904-940-6088.
Women's Golf Month | June 1-30
To celebrate women's golf month, both golf courses at World Golf Village are offering special rates for all women that come out to play. For the month of June, women pay only $39 at Slammer & Squire and $59 at King & Bear. For more information, go to www.golfwgv.com or call (904) 940-6088.
PGA TOUR Golf Academy at World Golf Village Junior Summer Camps | June through August
Providing young people of all skill levels the opportunity to improve their game, the PGA TOUR Golf Academy's annual Junior Camps at World Golf Village offer several options of camps structured for beginner, intermediate or advanced junior golfers. For camp information, call 904-940-3600 or visit www.touracademy.com.
PGA TOUR Golf Academy Clinics | Saturdays and Sundays
Every Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m., the PGA TOUR Golf Academy at World Golf Village is offering one-hour clinics for $20 to focus on the building blocks of a consistent swing. For more information, call 904-940-3600 or visit www.touracademy.com.
Get Golf Ready
This is an introduction program consisting of five 90-minute sessions that focus on the basics of golf. The program is offered Tuesday-Saturdays from 5:30-7 p.m. at the PGA TOUR Golf Academy at World Golf Village. 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.
Class of 2011 Inductee Exhibits
The six newest members of the World Golf Hall of Fame now have their personal memorabilia on display in Shell Hall. Ernie Els, Doug Ford, Jumbo Ozaki, the late Jock Hutchison, the late Frank Chirkinian, and former President George H.W. Bush all have their own Inductee Case in Shell Hall and locker in the Member Locker Room. With features like Bush's cowboy boots with golf spikes, the putter Els used to win the 1997 U.S. Open and Ford's green jacket from the 1957 Masters, these displays showcase the careers and personal lives of the Class of 2011, and give an intimate look into each of their paths to receiving golf's highest honor.
Nancy Lopez: Pride, Passion and Personality
The Hall of Fame's latest 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.
World Golf Hall of Fame All Access Tour
This two-and-a-half hour private tour features an intimate setting for unique photo opportunities, behind-the-scenes stops in collections -- the secured area where artifacts are stored before going on display -- and first-hand accounts of Hall of Fame members' stories. The tours are $60 per person and are provided by the Hall of Fame's expert research, curatorial and exhibition staff every Friday at 9:30 a.m. and by advance reservations. To purchase or for more information, call 904-940-4123 or visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
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.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13)| July 1-July 14
The Transformers are back for a third time in this Paramount Pictures film. The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and learn its secrets, which could turn the tide in the Transformers' final battle.
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows - Part 2: An IMAX 3D Experience (film not yet rated) | July 15
Warner Bros. Pictures will premiere the final chapter to the Harry Potter saga at 12:01 a.m. on July 15. The end begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione go back to Hogwarts to find and destroy Voldemort's final horcruxes, but when Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13)
The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater is now playing the fourth installation of Walt Disney Pictures' Pirates of the Caribbean story through early June. The Theater is partnering with the real Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park and the St. Augustine Pirate Museum to offer guests of all three attractions $2 off adult admission when they show their ticket stub from the other attractions through June 30.
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.
The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D (G)
Featuring ten-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater, The Ultimate Wave follows a quest to find the perfect wave-riding experience. Filmed in Tahiti and among the islands of French Polynesia, the film showcases dramatic giant screen surfing action in a unique Pacific paradise.
Under the Sea 3D (G)
Narrated by Jim Carrey, IMAX and Warner Brothers take viewers on 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.
Hubble 3D (G)
Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, viewers of this film from IMAX and Warner Brothers will experience the gripping story - full of hope, disappointment, ingenuity, bravery and triumph as they relive the amazing journey of the most important scientific instrument since Galileo's original telescope - the Hubble Space Telescope.
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.