World Golf Hall of Fame Putting Championship Returns to World Golf Village

St. Augustine, FL - The World Golf Hall of Fame's fourth-annual Putting Championship will begin Saturday, August 25 and continue through the first two weekends in September. The tournament will take place at the World Golf Hall of Fame Putting Course at World Golf Village and will offer amateur golfers the opportunity to test their putting skills against other amateurs in Northeast Florida.

The Putting Championship will allow participants the chance to win more than $10,000 in prizes. Prizes include: golf for one year at World Golf Village courses and other Northeast Florida courses; one- week passes for the 2008 PLAYERS Championship; lessons for two at The TOUR Academy TPC Sawgrass; Wilson golf clubs; stay and play packages at the Renaissance Resort and Laterra Resort & Spa at the World Golf Village; PGA TOUR STOP gift certificates and golf at TPC Sawgrass Dye's Valley course.

The top 16 finalists will receive a Cutter and Buck golf shirt, a golf bag, three dozen golf balls courtesy of Wilson Golf, and a "Friends of the World Golf Hall of Fame" membership.

Entry fee for the putting tournament is $35. All participants will receive one practice round on the putting course, a tournament package, lunch at Fairways Café at the World Golf Hall of Fame the day of their qualifying round and complimentary admission to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

The World Golf Hall of Fame Putting Course is an 18-hole natural FloraDwarf bermudagrass course designed to USGA and GCSAA specifications.

A complete schedule for the tournament is as follows:

Saturday, August 25th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Qualifying rounds begin Sunday, August 26th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m..: Qualifying rounds continue

Saturday, September 1st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Qualifying rounds continue Sunday, September 2nd from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Qualifying rounds continue

Saturday, September 8th, 10 a.m.: Championship Round

Participants should register in advance. Day-of registrants will be subject to availability. Additional information and registration forms are available by calling 904-940-4034 or in the events calendar at

The World Golf Hall of Fame Putting Championship is presented by the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village, Honours Golf, Grande Villas at World Golf Village, Laterra Resort & Spa, Last Minute Golfer, AT&T: The Real Yellow Pages, 930 AM The FOX, Wilson Golf and Cutter and Buck.

World Golf Hall of Fame, located in St. Augustine, Fla., is the ultimate destination for the celebration and recognition of golf's greatest players and contributors and an inspiration to golfers and fans throughout the world. A collaboration of 26 national and international golf organizations support the Hall of Fame, including the PGA TOUR, LPGA, USGA, PGA of America and The R&A. The museum houses interactive exhibits and historic and personal artifacts that tell the stories of its members and the game of golf. Adjacent is the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX® Theater. For more information, visit


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