To mark its 20th year, World Golf Village will hold a Golf Festival throughout the community this weekend. The event is free to the public and features interactive activities with something special for golf fans of all ages!

 

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Here are some of the festival events:

 

Thursday, October 11

The Golf Collector’s Society will host an auction (open to the public) from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Renaissance Resort.

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To commemorate the women’s last Major Championship of the year, the World Golf Hall of Fame is hosting Evian Championship Week between September 13 and 16.

Visit the museum and enjoy learning about Hall of Fame inductees who are past Evian champions.

The celebration parallels the Evian Championship tournament Sept. 13-16, played at the Evian Resort Golf Club in Évian-les-Bains, France. The tournament will be shown throughout the museum during the week. It will also be broadcast on NBC and the Golf Channel.

The field will be very competitive as top players like defending champion Anna Nordqvist and current #1 player Sung Hyun Park vie for the coveted trophy.

Learn more about the tournament by visiting evianchampionship.comand don’t forget to check out the special celebration at the World Golf Hall of Fame!

 
 
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With THE PLAYERS Championship well under way at TPC at Sawgrass, now is the perfect time to get in the golfing spirit at the World Golf Hall of Fame!

This week, guests can peruse tournament history and artifacts in the new exhibit “THE PLAYERS Experience.” Inside the 1,800 sq. ft. exhibit, guests will find stories, mementos and images from the tournament, which is celebrating its 44th year of play. The list of past winners includes 11 Hall of Fame members.

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Attention golf fans! Be sure to tune in to the Golf Channel on Tuesday, September 26 to watch the World Golf Hall of Fame’s 2017 Induction Ceremony, broadcast live from Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The event will be emceed by well-known television reporter and Golf Channel host Cara Robinson. Visit http://www.golfchannel.com for viewing information.

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The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum and the City of Jacksonville have just unveiled a new exhibit titled “Golf Heroes of the First Coast” in celebration of Black History Month. The 1,500 square-foot exhibit is now on display at the historic Ritz Theatre and Museum in downtown Jacksonville (829 N Davis Street).

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Davidson Realty has teamed up with Honours Golf to bring homebuyers a great incentive! For a limited time, anyone who purchases a home through Davidson Realty can have their initiation fees waived for a membership to World Golf Village’s world renowned golf courses, the King & Bear and The Slammer & Squire.

Potential homebuyers have until December 31, 2016 to take advantage of this incredible offer. There are only eight spots remaining! The initiation fee is valued up to $7,000 and can be used for any of several membership options.

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The World Gold Hall of Fame recently kicked off its newest exhibit “Grace & Grit: Women Champions Through the Years.” The exhibit celebrates the sport’s most accomplished female champions from the early 1940s to present day, including highlights of 28 Hall of Fame members (as well as potential members).

The exhibit features plenty of treasures from decades of women’s professional golf. Visitors can see a Women’s Titleholder’s Championship green jacket presented in 1965 to Kathy Whitworth, who holds a record 88 tour wins (more than any other professional golfer—male or female).

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The world is ramping up to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and the World Golf Hall of Fame is celebrating with a new exhibit dedicated to golf’s place in Olympic history.

Dubbed “Road to Rio: Golf’s Return to the Olympics,” the exhibit features two rare gold and silver medals won by H. Chandler Egan at the 1904 Summer Games, information about the Olympic qualifiers, changes to Olympic uniforms from 1900 to today, and more. Visitors can even have a photo taken on the Olympic podium holding their country’s flag.

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Looking for the perfect gift for a junior golfer? The PGA TOUR Golf Academy has you covered with its TOURAcademy Winter Golf Camps at World Golf Village. Programs are available during the holiday break for kids of all skill levels.

Campers will receive instruction from some of the country’s top instructors and experience a day in the life similar to a touring professional. Here are the camp options:

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Looking to do something fun for a great cause? Here’s your chance!

On Monday, October 12, World Golf Village will kick off the 2015 Play Golf – Fight Cancer® 11th Annual Golf Classic to benefit the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute. This is the first year the tournament comes to WGV and we’re thrilled to welcome golfers and spectators to join in the fun for this important cause.

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