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Thursday, March 10, 2011
PGA National, Golf Galaxy Announce 2012 Honda Classic Sweepstakes
Winner receives spot in Honda Classic Pro Am, accommodations, $500 gift card and more
(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) -- PGA National Resort & Spa -- home of the PGA TOUR Honda Classic - is teaming with specialty retailer Golf Galaxy to offer the "2012 Honda Classic Pro Am Sweepstakes," with the winner receiving a coveted spot in the Wednesday pro-am.

One of the PGA TOUR's premier tournaments and the first stop on the "Florida Swing," the Honda Classic is held on the resort's Champion Course. Recent winners include Rory Sabbatini, Camilo Villegas, Ernie Els and Y.E. Yang. The winner receives:

• Four nights' deluxe accommodations for two with private balcony or terrace

• One playing spot in the Wednesday pro-am of 2012 The Honda Classic

• Hospitality suite access for two on the 18th hole of The Champion course on Thursday and Friday of tournament week

• Tickets for two to the 2012 Honda Classic Thursday through Saturday

• Spa treatments for two at The Spa at PGA National

• $500 gift card valid at any Golf Galaxy location

"We are thrilled to partner with such a celebrated golf destination in PGA National with the PGA National Honda Classic Pro-Am Sweepstakes," says Chad Smoak, Vice President of Marketing Golf Galaxy. "We focus on improving our customers' golf experiences, both inside our stores and on the course. Playing alongside a PGA Tour pro is the experience of a lifetime and they will be talking about this forever."

"Golf Galaxy is the 'gold standard' in golf retail and the perfect partner for our Honda Classic Pro Am Sweepstakes," says Joel Paige, Vice President and Managing Director. "The Honda Classic is our biggest event of the year and one lucky winner will get to play alongside a PGA TOUR star and enjoy our wide array of amenities and exemplary customer care we provide here at PGA National."

To enter the 2012 Honda Classic Pro Am Sweepstakes, visit PGA National's Facebook page at or Golf Galaxy's at before April 15 at 11:59 p.m. Contestants are required to "like" the page, then fill out the online registration form. Entrants must be at least 18 years old to enter. Duplicate entries will be voided. For more information on PGA National Resort visit, or call (800) 533.9386.

About PGA National Resort & Spa
PGA National Resort & Spa is a national, premier golf vacation and meeting destination. The legendary 379-room Florida resort recently completed a $65 million comprehensive revitalization, including a new front entrance, outdoor pool and pavilion, new Ironwood Grille and iBAR, as well as enhanced public areas, golf courses and landscaping.

PGA National Resort & Spa offers 90 holes of championship golf on five courses, including the famed Champion course, home to the PGA TOUR's Honda Classic. The resort's storied golf history includes hosting the 1983 Ryder Cup, 1987 PGA Championship, and nearly two decades of the Senior PGA Championship. In addition to The Champion, PGA National's award-winning golf courses are: The Palmer, The Haig, The Squire and The Estates.

Other distinguishing features include a 40,000 square-foot European Spa with 32 treatment areas and the exclusive "Waters of the World" outdoor mineral pools, a world-class 33,000 square-foot health-and-racquet club with 19 Har Tru tennis courts, 40,000 square feet of self-contained conference space and nine on-site restaurants and lounges.

Conveniently located within easy driving distances of major Florida population centers, the AAA Four Diamond resort is 15 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), one hour from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and 90 minutes from Miami International Airport (MIA).

About Golf Galaxy
Golf Galaxy, established in 1997, quickly and easily differentiated itself from other golf retailers by becoming the world's first and only interactive golf store, offering superstore selection and pricing with pro shop knowledge and service. Golf Galaxy provides first class guidance and service with each location hosting an on-site PGA or LPGA Professional and boasts world-class selection of brand name golf equipment, golf apparel, golf accessories, and golf gifts for golfers of all ages and abilities. Premier merchandise brands include Callaway Golf, TaylorMade, Cleveland, PING, Titleist, Ashworth, Nike Golf, adidas, and FootJoy. In addition to marquee merchandise, Golf Galaxy offers a comprehensive array of golf services and interactive golf features.
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Buffalo Communications

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