Get out the sparklers and stock up on party snacks – it’s almost Independence Day! Once again, the World Golf Hall of Fame is celebrating in style with its annual festivities and fireworks display on Sunday, July 3.

World Golf Village’s 4th of July fireworks have long been regarded as one of Northeast Florida’s largest displays. Plus, the show gets better every year so it’s a must-see this year!

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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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The Blood Alliance van will be at the Davidson Realty office on Tuesday, June 9, and we’re inviting everyone to come out and donate between 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Not sure about donating? Here are four great reasons to come and give blood!

1. You can win IMAX or World Golf Hall of Fame tickets! The first 15 people to donate will score a ticket to either the IMAX theater or the World Golf Hall of Fame. Arrive early to win your ticket!

2. You can help Davidson reach its 100-unit goal! With 27 units donated so far in 2015, Davidson has a long way to go to reach 100 units of blood by year end. Stop by and help us reach our goal. Together, we can do it!

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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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As previously mentioned, the formal closing of the WGV Partners and related start date was in August, 1996. The projected first phase costs were in excess of $350,000,000 and included the following:

 
 
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After the name and concept had been determined, all that was left to do was find a hotelier, a timeshare developer, a retail developer, a golf course developer and a group of builders who would buy into the World Golf Hall of Fame concept and of course convince St. Johns County to support a convention center at the hotel!  It was imperative that all partners be willing to trust each other enough to construct their respective facilities simultaneously for a project Grand Opening. One thing was for sure, this was not a project for corporate America or any of the pension fund investors.

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Once Deane Beman made the decision to locate the PGA TOUR Hall of Fame at the Saint Johns project, the specific details of the project components needed to be formalized. The original PGA TOUR Hall of Fame project concept was relatively small in terms of required development acreage with only one 18-hole golf course, a 350 resort room hotel and the 28,000 sq.ft. PGA TOUR Hall of Fame. The permitted Hall of Fame development area in the Saint Johns project was 82.0 acres, substantially more acreage than was required for the PGA Hall of Fame and a 350 room resort hotel. In addition, while the project concept had been decided upon, the source and amount of funding required for initial construction and future operations had not been identified.

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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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