Golf News for Tuesday, May 1, 2007 | Instruction

World Golf Village offers free 10-minute instructions during May

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Throughout May, the public can enjoy free golf instruction at World Golf Village, home to the World Golf Hall of Fame, during 'Free Lesson Month.' The golf courses at World Golf Village - King & Bear and Slammer & Squire - as well as the PGA TOUR Golf Academy and the PGA TOUR STOP will all offer free, 10-minute lessons from participating professional instructors throughout the month.

"We are dedicated to growing the game of golf in our own community, so we feel it is important to participate in these industry-wide initiatives," said Cathy Harbin, general manager of Slammer & Squire and King & Bear. "This program offers a perfect fit for residents and visitors to enjoy complimentary instruction from the skilled professionals at World Golf Village."

'Free Lesson Month' is ideal for a variety of golfers, giving beginners an easy and casual program for a quick introduction to the game and offering avid golfers professional instruction on fine-tuning their game. In 2006, nearly 7,500 professionals nationwide gave more than 147,000 free lessons during the initiative. For more information on the 'Free Lesson Month' initiative, visit

'Free Lesson Month' instruction at World Golf Village must be scheduled in advance. To reserve a time with instructors from King & Bear or Slammer & Squire, call 904-940-6088. To book a lesson with a professional from the PGA TOUR Golf Academy, call 904-940-3600. To reserve a time with a professional from the PGA TOUR STOP, call 904-940-4188.

For more information on World Golf Village, visit

About Slammer & Squire and King & Bear
Slammer & Squire and King & Bear are two championship golf courses located at World Golf Village. The Slammer & Squire and King & Bear courses are designed to offer both enjoyment and challenge in a resort setting. Both courses have five sets of tees, tournament-ready course conditions year-round and have hosted nationally-televised events including a Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf tournament, a Champions Tour event and Shell's Wonderful World of Golf.

Slammer & Squire and King & Bear, which consistently receive a four-and-a-half stars (out of five) rating by Golf Digest, are owned and managed by Birmingham, Alabama-based Honours Golf. Both courses feature Honours' signature amenities including complimentary range balls, fresh chilled apples on the 1st and 10th holes, cool towels on the course for warm Florida days, as well as a Global Positioning System in every golf cart.

About World Golf Village
World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., home to the World Golf Hall of Fame, encompasses the flagship Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village and adjoining St. Johns County Convention Center; Grande Villas at World Golf Village, a Bluegreen Vacation Club resort; Laterra Resort & PGA TOUR Spa; two championship golf courses, the Slammer & Squire and King & Bear; and the PGA TOUR Golf Academy. Complementing these attractions is the PGA TOUR STOP retail center, several restaurants (including Murray Bros. Caddyshack), a 300-seat IMAX® theater and a variety of residential neighborhoods.

Media Contact:
Peyton Taylor, 904-940-4059,