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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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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Mother’s Day can be hard to plan for…what to do? Where to go? What to buy her? Luckily, this year there is a LOT going on right in our own backyard for the whole family to enjoy. Make this Mother’s Day a “staycation”!

Black and Blue Grill: Did you know Black and Blue Grill just won Best Family Restaurant by the Taste of St. Augustine? They are offering a delicious Mother’s Day menu from noon to 9 pm on Sunday, May 10th. Reservations recommended! Find more information on their Facebook Page.

The King & Bear Clubhouse: Enjoy a Mother’s Day brunch buffet at the King & Bear Clubhouse from 11 am to 3 pm. The buffet includes everything from an omelet station to raspberry glazed salmon and a prime rib carving station! Non-members welcome. Reservations required – (904) 940-6207.

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If you have ever planned a romantic Valentine’s Day date, you’ve probably heard, “Sorry, we’re all booked” more than a few times. Waiting too late to make reservations can make your dining and entertainment options dwindle – fast.

With this year’s Love Day falling on a Saturday, it is especially important to put your name in early at the First Coast’s most popular Valentine’s Day destinations. Here are some popular reservation-only options that are running fantastic V-day specials. Reserve your spot today!

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The Cascades is an active-adult community located in the heart of World Golf Village known for its 22,000 square foot grand clubhouse and plethora of activities happening year round. I took a tour of the amenity facility with Davidson Realty agent and Cascades resident Jock Ochiltree to spotlight some of his favorite community activities. Join us for our tour!

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Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson and I are back this month at La Fontana at the Residences, World Golf Village’s premier condominiums located in the heart of the community. La Fontana is a new phase of The Residences condominiums and the included upgrades and lifestyle are truly superior to any you’ll find. For this video, we are joined by La Fontana’s listing agent (and Davidson Realty agent) Mirtha Barzaga to tour us around the gorgeous model.

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This month, Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson and I are excited to explore World Golf Village’s new premier condominium units with La Fontana at the Residences Developer Troy White. As you can see in the video, Troy could not be more passionate or excited about his new project in sunny St. Augustine. Join us to learn more about the 52 upscale condominium units offered in the heart of World Golf Village!

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If you would like the benefits of a vacation without all the stress and costly travel, you may want to opt for a “staycation”! Popularity of the staycation – a leisurely vacation spent close to or at home – has increased since the economic recession and folks are now realizing they can have just as much fun and relax more than they tend to do on an expensive, long distance jaunt.

Luckily, we live in a city that is a popular destination for tourists and offers an abundant array of options for vacationers. No matter your vacationing style – rugged and outdoorsy all way to tranquil and relaxing – planning a staycation in St. Augustine is incredibly easy! Here are some staycation ideas for all.

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