Williamsburg, Va. (April 1, 2015) – Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe Golf Club will host qualifying rounds for the Drive, Chip and Putt National Championships at its renowned Gold and Green Courses beginning May 1. An important golf initiative designed to inspire youth interest in the life-long game, the program is supported equally by the Masters Tournament, the United States Golf Association and the PGA of America.
The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a free nationwide program aimed at growing the game by tapping the creative and competitive spirit of boys and girls ages 7-15. What makes this program unique is that participants who advance through local, sub-regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, which is conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament.
No matter the skill level, and given the reward of competing at Augusta National, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is an exciting way to inspire a new generation of youth to choose golf as a recreational sport and make it a game for life.
Qualifying opens May 1 throughout all 50 states. In just two years, the successful program has experienced major growth in registration and interest. More about this opportunity for age-eligible youth may be found at http://www.drivechipandputt.com.
The Golden Horseshoe Club is set in a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary surrounded by nature. The classic Gold Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. more than 50 years ago, is steps away from the Spa. The adjacent Green Course, designed by his son Rees Jones 25 years ago, represent the first father-son layout in the country. Jones Senior also designed the popular nine-hole Spotswood Course.
Revenue from spa services and golf play on the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club’s three courses supports the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s mission to educate future generations and keep American history alive and thriving.
More information is available at http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com or 855-296-6627.
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 theater 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.