St. Augustine, Fla. (September 10, 2021) – The World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla. is raising funds for ovarian cancer research throughout the month of September. The goal of the initiative is to raise $20,000 to benefit UAB Research for Ovarian Cancer and the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation.
The golf and club operations at World Golf Village are managed by Honours Golf, a division of Troon. Honours Golf Founder Bob Barrett’s wife Babs has been courageously battling ovarian cancer since 2018. The charities benefiting from the donations have been instrumental in her journey. Golfers and non-golfers alike can “Battle for Babs” and help raise funds for the charities in a variety of ways, including:
- Golf TEAL Dark - During the month of September you can play golf after 4:30 p.m. for only $25 and 100% of the proceeds will go to ovarian cancer research.
- TEALs Good to Donate - There are donation boxes with signage located in each golf shop and restaurant for patrons to simply offer flat donations.
- The TEALtini Cocktail - Patrons can purchase a special teal colored cocktail from the World Golf Village restaurants and beverage carts for $10 each with proceeds going to ovarian cancer research.
- World Golf Village will also have ovarian cancer awareness messaging throughout the property, including special teal golf flags on 9 and 18 greens, as well as staff wearing silicon bracelets and ribbons every day.
“Ovarian cancer research is extremely important as there are no reliable early detection tests,” said Lon Grundy, general manager, World Golf Village Resort. “We have a great opportunity with our courses to help promote awareness and raise money to fund organizations fighting for a cure.”
The Slammer & Squire and King & Bear are the official golf courses of the World Golf Hall of Fame and a part of the World Golf Village located in St. Augustine, Florida. Both courses have been designed by the legends that have shaped the game of golf today. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus teamed up to design their only 18-hole collaboration in the world, the King & Bear, while Bobby Weed, with design consultants Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen, designed the Slammer & Squire.
For more information on the World Golf Village, the Slammer & Squire course or the King & Bear course, visit www.golfwgv.com or call (904) 940-6088.
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.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 590-plus locations around the globe, including managing 640-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. 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 610-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, California; Yas Links Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia; and Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Connecticut. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.