Golf News for Monday, January 27, 2014 | Tournaments

Pre-Super Bowl golf at Golden Horseshoe Gridiron Scramble in Virginia

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- On February 2, the Super Bowl doesn't kick off until 6:25 p.m. Golfers could sit around all afternoon listening to endless televised banter and filling up on salty snacks. Or, they could enjoy a sporting adventure of their own, teeing it up in the first Golden Horseshoe Gridiron Scramble.

The four-person captain's choice event on the Rees Jones-designed Green Course - rated one of the top 10 public golf courses in Virginia by golf.com - tees off with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Cost of the Gridiron Scramble is $75 and includes plenty of time for a relaxed round, drink ticket and lunch. Also covered are: green fees, cart fees, range balls, and post-tournament scoring.

All players who wear NFL team attire - including team jerseys - will be entered in a prize drawing. Advanced reservations are required and may be made by contacting Joe Wirth at (757) 220-7472 or jwirth@cwf.org.

When the golf ends, there will still be plenty of time to get back to the sportscaster banter, the salty snacks and Super Bowl XLVIII.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation preserves, restores and operates Virginia's 18th-century capital of Williamsburg, Va., as a 21st-century center for history and citizenship. Innovative and interactive experiences, such as the street theatre Revolutionary City® and the RevQuest: Save the Revolution! series of technology-assisted alternate reality games, highlight the relevance of the American Revolution to contemporary life and the importance of an informed, active citizenry. The Colonial Williamsburg experience includes more than 400 restored or reconstructed original buildings, renowned museums of decorative arts and folk art, extensive educational outreach programs for students and teachers, lodging, culinary options from historic taverns to casual or elegant dining, the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club featuring 45 holes designed by Robert Trent Jones and his son Rees Jones, a full-service spa and fitness center, pools, retail stores and gardens. Philanthropic support and revenue from admissions, products and hospitality operations sustain Colonial Williamsburg's educational programs and preservation initiatives.

Media Contacts:
Barbara Brown, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
(757) 220-7280 or bbrown@cwf.org

Karen Moraghan, Hunter Public Relations
(908) 876-5100 or kmoraghan@hunter-pr.com