Celebrity Entertainment and Free Giveaways Bring Excitement to Nation’s Largest Outdoor Golf Festival
Orlando, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2009) – Golfweek’s Golfest, the nation’s largest outdoor golf lifestyle extravaganza and demo day, will kick off its annual event series Jan. 23-24 at ChampionsGate Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. Currently in its seventh year, the event will not only offer exciting headline entertainment, but will also continue the success of last year’s “Grow the Game” fundraiser by donating a portion of the event’s proceeds to the new The First Tee of Central Florida.
Hosted by Golfweek and presented by Winn Grips, Golfweek’s Golfest allows attendees to try and buy golf’s latest and greatest equipment, apparel and accessories, all while enjoying a weekend of fun-filled golf entertainment. This year’s event will feature world-renowned superstar Annika Sorenstam on the Main Stage, in addition to a $10,000 Short Game Challenge, brand-new Wedge Fitting Zone and so much more. And as a special treat for attendees, Golfweek’s Golfest Orlando will also offer an exciting Par 3 Contest, which will include a number of sponsored holes that give participants to opportunity to test equipment and win prizes.
“With the inclusion of both Annika and The First Tee, Golfweek’s Golfest 2010 is undoubtedly bigger and better than ever before,” said Armand Cimaroli, Golfweek director of events. “Every year this event is a huge success for all involved, and we are so pleased that it continues to have such tremendous momentum and support.”
Golfweek’s Golfest Orlando is open to the public and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults; children 16 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online at www.Golfest.com.
Additionally, Golfweek’s Golfest Orlando attendees receive:
– One complimentary round of golf (with paid cart fee; certain restrictions apply) at ChampionsGate Golf Club
– A $10 ChampionsGate Golf Club gift card (one per adult while supplies last)
– One free regripping by Winn Grips (one per attendee; no putters)
– Free PGA golf lessons courtesy of the North Florida PGA and PGA Play Golf America
– Free golf clinics by David Leadbetter Golf Academy pros
– Unlimited practice balls to demo major equipment brands
For a schedule of events and location information, visit www.Golfest.com, call 877.805.4653 or e-mail CMasih@Golfweek.com.
Founded in 1975, Golfweek is the most authentic, authoritative and independent name in golf. Reaching more than 1.3 million readers each week, the magazine delivers the most complete news and information about the game, its players and the golf lifestyle – all to golf’s most important audience. The Golfweek brand also extends beyond the print publication to include Golfweek Custom Media, GolfweekHomes.com and Golfweek.com, which features golf’s first online television network, Golfweek OnDemand. Golfweek is part of Turnstile Publishing Company, one of the nation’s leading media brands specializing in high-end publications for active and affluent audiences. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Publishing Company is also the parent corporation of Community Media Holdings and the TurfNet Media Network, as well as such publications as Art Calendar, The Seminole Voice and The Winter Park/Maitland Observer.
About The First Tee
The First Tee (www.TheFirstTee.org) is an initiative of the World Golf Foundation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization based in St. Augustine, FL at World Golf Village, home of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Its mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to more than 2.2 million participants in 48 states and four international locations – Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Singapore. The Founding Partners of The First Tee are the Augusta National Golf Club, LPGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and USGA. Former President George Bush serves as honorary chairman.
Elizabeth Hawkins, Marketing Manager