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February 1, 2010

Golden Horseshoe hosts Spring Military Invitational March 6 – 7

Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe hosts the 17th annual Military Invitational golf tournament March 6 – 7. The tournament consists of 36 holes on the Green and Gold Course, with an optional practice round Friday. Saturday’s round begins with a shotgun start on the Green Course at 10 a.m., and the final round Sunday begins at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start on the Gold Course.

Saturday’s format is captain’s choice, while Sunday’s format is a four-ball (two-person, best-ball) format. Handicaps will be used to determine Saturday’s pairings. Flights will be determined by Saturday’s score. Teams are composed of two amateur golfers as defined by the USGA Rules of Golf. One player must be an active duty, retired or reserve military or National Guard member. The other player may be either civilian or military.

Tournament includes both a regular and senior division. To qualify for the senior division, both players must be 55 years of age or older. The entry fee of $295 per team includes a practice round on the Green Course on Friday, March 5, prizes and scoring receptions. Cart fees are required for Friday’s practice round. Entry deadline is March 1. For information or to obtain a registration form, call 757-220-7696.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a not-for-profit educational institution and cultural destination dedicated to the preservation, restoration, interpretation and presentation of the 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as the nation’s largest living history museum. Colonial Williamsburg offers more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, the Golden Horseshoe golf courses and 66,000 square feet of conference space centered at the restored Williamsburg Lodge.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk and three hours south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs.

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Barbara Brown
(757) 220-7280