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Slammer & Squire celebrates 20 years

Slammer & Squire at World Golf Village To Celebrate 20-Year Anniversary

St. Augustine, Fla. (September 18, 2018) – The Slammer & Squire golf course at World Golf Village is commemorating its 20th anniversary with an engaging 20-day celebration that includes a golf festival, golf tournament, photo contest, story contest, as well as numerous prizes and giveaways. The 20-day Slammer & Squire celebration kicks-off on September 23rd and lasts through October 14th.

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The Slammer & Squire course, which opened in 1998, has become a must-play course among local and destination golfers over the last 20 years. The award-winning course was designed by architect Bobby Weed along with World Golf Hall of Fame members Sam Snead (the “Slammer”) and Gene Sarazen (the “Squire”). The three men shared a desire to build a golf course that would preserve the area’s natural beauty and reward good shot-making. This well-groomed course showcases the pristine, unspoiled wooded areas and wetlands along with providing impressive views of the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum. Over the last 20 years, the golf course has hosted the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, the LPGA Senior Tour's Handa Cup, and the ANNIKA Invitational USA. Golf operations at the World Golf Village are managed by Troon’s Honours Golf Division.

Beginning on September 23rd, members and guests are encouraged to share their stories and photos from their favorite World Golf Village moments on the Slammer & Squire’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and website. Submitted photos and memories will be entered in a 20th Anniversary Giveaway and voted on in real-time, starting on September 23 and ending on October 12. Shared photos and memories will also find their place on the Memory Wall set up at the clubhouse.

The celebratory festivities will culminate the weekend of October 13th with a weekend full of fun activities at the World Golf Village’s Golf Festival. The festival will offer activities for the entire family ranging from a Family Fun Zone area and golf demos to instructional golf clinics, free admission to the World Golf Hall of Fame, and a Hole-in-One contest. The Legends Grille at Slammer & Squire will be joining the festivities by serving food and beverage specials for $19.98 along with food and beverage menu inspired from the late 90s.

On Sunday, October 14th, the Slammer & Squire will host a fun and full-of-frills celebratory Be A Legend Golf Tournament where golfers of all skill levels may enjoy 18-holes of golf with chances for prizes and giveaways on every hole.

For a complete schedule of events, prizes and rules, visit www.GolfWGV.com/SS20Years.

About Honours Golf
Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., Honours Golf was founded on a vision to provide award-winning golf courses with unparalleled course conditions, hire dedicated team members who share a passion for golf, and deliver impeccable personalized service. As a result, Honours Golf has grown to become the Southeast's leading golf course development and management company. In 2014, Honours was acquired by Troon and operates as a subsidiary of the global brand. Honours currently operates 25 award-winning daily fee, resort and private club facilities including the King & Bear at World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla.; Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison, Miss., Craft Farms Golf Resort and Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club in Gulf Shores, Ala. The company has plans to grow the Honours Golf brand through third-party management.

About World Golf Village
Located in historic St. Augustine, Florida – just south of Jacksonville – World Golf Village is the ultimate golf vacation destination and a true paradise for fans of the game. “The Village,” as it’s often referred to by locals, is home to the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum, where the greatest players and contributors are honored. The Village boasts the flagship Renaissance World Golf Village Resort with adjoining St. Johns County Convention Center, two championship golf courses, The Slammer & Squire and The King & Bear, the PGA TOUR Golf Academy, and IMAX® Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame. For more information about World Golf Village or to book a package, visit www.WorldGolfVillage.com or call 800-948-4653.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 360 locations around the globe, including 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 35 states and 30 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International and Cliff Drysdale Management. There are currently 60 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 80 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.

Media Contact:
Rob Myers
Troon
602.317.6131
rmyers@troon.com