The esteemed list of World Golf Hall of Fame inductees is about to be four names longer. On July 13, the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will show the 2015 Induction Ceremony LIVE from the home of golf in St Andrews, Scotland.

The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. EDT and runs in conjunction with the 144th Open Championship that is hosted that week at the historic Old Course at St Andrews. The ceremony also airs LIVE on the Golf Channel.

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Father’s Day is coming up quickly (Sunday, June 21) and finding activities that dad likes can be challenging. But rest assured there is plenty to do right here in World Golf Village for dad’s big holiday this year. Here are some ideas guaranteed to make his day great!

U.S. Open Week at World Golf Hall of Fame – From Thursday, June 18, to Sunday, June 21, the Hall of Fame is celebrating U.S. Open Week. Go on a scavenger hunt through the Hall of Fame and have your photo taken with the U.S. Open trophy. In addition to its numerous exhibits, the Hall of Fame will also be showing the tournament throughout the museum during regular business hours.

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Davidson Realty is thrilled to announce its upcoming title sponsorship of the 19th Annual St. Augustine Youth Services Charity Invitational Golf Classic on Monday, September 22, at Marsh Creek Country Club. Registration begins at 8 a.m., tee-off is at 9 a.m. and an awards luncheon sponsored by the St. Augustine Lions Club will follow the event.

Davidson joins fellow title sponsor Ocean Grove RV Super Center to support the non-profit St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) in its tireless efforts to provide a safe, stable home for young victims of abuse and severe neglect. The caring professionals of SAYS are specially trained to deal with problems unique to children from abusive homes, and its Hutson Family Campus opened in April 2013 to provide a safe, homelike environment for the children to heal, learn and grow both physically and emotionally, and go on to lead positive, healthy lives. All proceeds from the tournament will go to SAYS.

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July is Family Golf Month and World Golf Village is celebrating with big savings for the entire family! Offering plenty of exercise, the great outdoors and quality time together, golf is one of the best activities you can share with your family. So pack up the clubs, sunscreen the kids and head out to take advantage of these great deals.

Slammer & Squire / King & Bear – During the entire month of July, play the Slammer & Squire for just $79 or the King & Bear for just $89 and bring up to three children (17 & Under) to play for free! Rates are available all day Monday through Thursday and after 11 a.m. Friday through Sunday.

If you don’t have time of 18 holes or you’re just introducing your kids to the game, take them to the driving range at Slammer & Squire or King & Bear for free! Parents just pay $10 for unlimited balls.

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If you’re in search of an elegant, distinctive, and fun venue for your next event, your search is over. The Slammer & Squire Golf Course’s newly renovated and upgraded clubhouse opened last month to full service, and it was worth the wait! Overlooking the picturesque ninth green of the Slammer & Squire course, the clubhouse has a new look, improved amenities, and added features that make it a prominent centerpiece of its adjoining golf course.

Says Slammer & Squire General Manager Jim Hahn, “The overall look of the project is grand, rich, and of course, fresh and new. Overall, we are very pleased with the outcome and the feedback for all users has been very positive.”

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Get ready to tee up and fill up with us at this year’s Golf & Wine Fest beginning this Friday, May 17 with featured events through Sunday, May 19. Whether you’re a golfer, wine enthusiast, or just enjoy the beauty of magnificent golf views, the 2013 World Golf Village Golf & Wine Fest will be a great chance to unwind and enjoy time with friends.

Not only will guests enjoy wine, golf, and plenty of fun, a portion of all proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society through its Annual Relay for Life event (World Golf Village Chapter).

Here is a carte du jour of the weekend’s events:

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S&S Dining OutsideWhether you’re visiting World Golf Village, a neighbor looking for a good meal or hungry after a day of golf on the Slammer & Squire or King & Bear golf courses, the Legends Bar & Grill is the perfect spot for great food.  Located in the Slammer and Squire clubhouse, the Legends Bar and Grill is a beautiful restaurant facing the 9th green with a welcoming Floridian atmosphere.

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2080-tiger-woods-and-jack-nicklausTiger Woods famously matched Jack Nicklaus’ PGA TOUR all-time win record when he won his 73rd victory at the 2012 Memorial Tournament.  Now items from that victory, including the ball Woods used to make his dramatic shot on the 16th hole and the glove he was wearing for his final round 67, are on display at the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum.

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560481_10150853788969335_1599569763_nOne of our favorite exhibitions at the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum in World Golf Village is the Member Locker Room where life-size lockers are stocked with actual mementos from Hall of Famers’ lives, often telling little-known stories about their careers and personal lives.  What makes the Locker Room so compelling is the same reason the exhibits and lockers of the new 2012 Hall of Fame inductees are worth a visit: the personal mementos that provide an intriguing glimpse into the real worlds of golf’s greatest players and important contributors. 

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Contest draws 1,268 entries and plenty of water cooler chat!

name it play it logo REDFINWe knew we’d have some entries when we created the new Name It, Play It contest but when the entries climbed to over 1,000 we were pleasantly surprised.  The contest also generated a lot of buzz.  We heard neighbors talking about it in the fitness center, it was discussed on the golf course and we even heard chatter about it in Publix.  And then there were the emails…let’s just say some people were passionate about their entries.  In the end, the entry with the most votes (591 to be exact) was Kingpin which cleverly speaks to Arnold Palmer’s nickname as The King and, of course, the golf pin.

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