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Get Into The Swing of Things with New Disney Golf Program

posted on May 2nd, 2013 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World


Spring is here and golfers are flocking to courses everywhere these days. If you’re looking to sharpen up your game and hit the links, there’s a cool new program that’s just being launched by Walt Disney World Golf, which is operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management.

It’s called the Players Club and it’s exactly what every golfer needs to get their game ready for the spring and summer seasons. The program, which costs $29 per month, offers members free use of the practice ranges and free daily golf clinics (Monday-Friday) led by PGA-certified golf instructors.

Get Into The Swing Of Things with New Disney Golf Program

In addition, members can play Disney’s four championship courses during select times of the day for only $15 ($10 on the 9-hole Oak Trail walking course). And members also receive special pricing for their guests when playing at these select times.

If you’re here on vacation, don’t worry if you don’t have your own clubs with you. Our courses have top-of-the-line TaylorMade Rocketballz clubs available to rent along with Adidas golf shoes.

For more information on the Players Club, stop by the pro shop at any Disney golf course or call (407) WDW-Golf (939-4653).

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Hitting Golf Shots with NBA Legend Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving at Disney’s PGA Tour Event

posted on November 18th, 2010 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World


Several avid golfers got to hit some special shots recently during the PGA Tour golf tournament at Walt Disney World Resort. The handful of golfers, who came from as far away as Missouri and Virginia, were treated to a one-of-a-kind golf clinic with a Disney teaching pro and NBA legend Julius “Dr. J’’ Erving.

NBA Legend Julius 'Dr.J' Erving at Disney's PGA Tour Event

Erving is an avid golfer who played in the pro-am division of the PGA Tour’s Children’s Miracle Network Classic at Disney. After his final round, Erving participated in the clinic, telling the group all about his passion for golf, answering questions and even offering some golf tips of his own.

NBA Legend Julius 'Dr.J' Erving at Disney's PGA Tour Event

Everyone in the clinic walked away with an Erving autographed golf ball and spent the rest of the day watching the Tour pros battle it out for one of the more coveted titles among the PGA Tour’s Fall Series. In the end, Robert Garrigus birdies the 17th hole to hold off his nearest challengers.

Officially, Garrigus was the winner, but a handful of average golfers walked away probably feeling like big winners too.

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Meet-Up and Tee it Up with NBA Hall of Famer and Pro-Am Player Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving at PGA TOUR Children’s Miracle Network Classic at Disney

posted on November 11th, 2010 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World


UPDATE: 2:00 P.M. – We have reached capacity! Thanks for everyone’s interest in the Meet-Up with Julius “Dr. J’’ Erving. Click here for a complete list of attendees. If you are on the list and did not receive a confirmation email, please contact us at meetups@disney.go.com.

Please note that we will not be responding to questions via this email address. If you have questions, please ask them on the Disney Parks Blog, and we will do our best to answer them.

Ever wanted to go one-on-one with Julius “Dr. J’’ Erving? The NBA legend doesn’t play hoops much anymore but you can match shots with him during a private golf clinic with Erving and also attend the PGA TOUR’s Children’s Miracle Network Classic golf tournament.

Match Shots with Julius 'Dr. J' Erving at Disney's Palm and Magnolia Golf Courses

On Friday, November 12, “Dr. J’’ and a Disney Golf pro will join a select group of golfers who will get the opportunity to experience the 40th annual PGA TOUR stop at Walt Disney World as well as talk with “Dr. J’’ who is an avid golfer. Participation is limited to a group of 20 qualified golfers selected by Disney on a first-come, first-served basis, and features a golf clinic at Disney’s Palm Golf Course and Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course, the same ones used by the PGA TOUR players! Because this is a golf-oriented event, we ask that applicants have basic golf skills. Remember, only 20 qualified golfers will be able to participate, so be one of the first to apply.

Named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history, Erving finished his career with more than 30,000 points. He’s an NBA champion and his skill and innovative play-making forever changed the way the game is played. Also an avid golfer, Erving will be playing in this year’s Classic pro-am.

For an opportunity to be selected, please apply by sending an RSVP to meetups@disney.go.com. This event is subject to a very limited capacity of 20 qualified golfers selected by Disney on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend that you RSVP quickly.

Here are a few things you should know:

  • Qualified applicants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis in Disney’s sole discretion.
  • Valid RSVPs must include your name and confirm you have basic golf skills. RSVPs that include the names of more than one person or are missing information (e.g. incomplete names) will not be accepted.
  • Valid photo I.D. will be required at check-in.
  • Participants must be 18 years or older.
  • Because this is a golf-oriented event, we ask that applicants have basic golf skills.
  • The event is subject to change or cancellation.
  • Admittance to the event is limited to the participant; no additional guests, please.
  • We will send an email to applicants who sent their valid RSVP via email before we reached capacity to confirm their attendance for November 11. We plan to send this email at approximately 2 p.m. ET today, and we will also post a link on the Disney Parks Blog that will include a list of names of all attendees. If you do not receive an email from us confirming your reservation and your name does not appear on the list of attendees, your RSVP was not accepted.
  • Participants attending the meet-up are not required to purchase admission.
  • Clubs will be provided.

If you had the opportunity to meet up with “Dr. J,” what would you ask?

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Take a Swing at Disney’s ‘Summer Price Slice’

posted on June 18th, 2010 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World


 Take a Swing in Disney’s Magnolia and Palm courses

Golfers are always looking for a sweet deal on a round of golf, right? Well, look no farther than Walt Disney World.

Throughout the summer, you can play any of our four 18-hole championships courses – including the ones used by the biggest names in PGA Tour history – for under 60 bucks as part of our “Summer Price Slice.’’

You can play Disney’s Magnolia and Palm courses, which play host to a PGA Tour event each year, as well as Disney’s Osprey Ridge and Lake Buena Vista courses for only $59 including the cart ($49 for resort guests) between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on any day. After 3 p.m., it’s only $39.

Ever wanted to try to play a hole the same way Tiger Woods has played it? Or compare your score to Jack Nicklaus’ score on the same course? You can do that on the Magnolia and Palm courses where both those golf icons have played.

To get the special rate, which is good through August 31, just call (407) WDW-GOLF or (407) 939-4653 to book your tee time and ask for the Summer Slice Price. Now that’s the kind of “slice’’ you won’t mind being part of your game!

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Celebrities Hit the Links at Walt Disney World

posted on November 19th, 2009 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World


In case you missed it, several celebrities recently competed in the pro-am portion of the PGA Tour’s Children’s Miracle Network Classic pro golf tournament at Walt Disney World Resort. Johnny Damon, star player for the reigning World Series Champion New York Yankees played along with A.J. Pierzynski (Chicago White Sox), Aaron Rowand (San Francisco Giants), Scott Phillips (drummer for the band Creed) and Anthony Bowie (former Orlando Magic player) on Disney’s famed Magnolia and Palm golf courses.

Unlike most pro-ams, the celebrities competed with the PGA Tour pros during the first two days of the actual PGA Tour tournament, creating a unique opportunity for them to test their golf skills against the best golfers on the planet. For Damon, Phillips and Pierzynski in particular, competing at the Disney tournament was, well, a real home run.

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Familiar Disney Faces at Children’s Miracle Network Classic

posted on November 12th, 2009 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World


The Children’s Miracle Network Classic at Walt Disney World has started and PGA TOUR stars won’t be the only ones grabbing attention. Familiar Disney faces are gracing the course at various holes and adding a Disney touch that fans can experience up close.

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The Children’s Miracle Network Classic has returned to Disney’s Palm and Magnolia Golf Courses on November 12-15, 2009, for its 39th consecutive year of PGA TOUR play at the Walt Disney World Resort. Spectators at the event will be able to try signature cuisine from Disney restaurants. You should check it out if you get a chance.

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Pro Golf With A Disney Twist

posted on November 6th, 2009 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World


Going to a PGA Tour golf tournament is all about, well, watching golf. Except when it comes to the PGA Tour event at Walt Disney World Resort.
Golfing Mickey

At the Children’s Miracle Network Classic at Disney’s Magnolia and Palm courses next week (Nov. 12-15), tournament officials are “cooking up” ways to make it more than just about watching golf. In addition to witnessing the drama surrounding the PGA Tour’s Fall Series finale, fans this year will be treated to a culinary experience involving elaborate dishes, unique wines and select beer from many of Walt Disney World Resort‘s most popular restaurants. Disney calls it the Wine & Dine Walk and it’s available to fans from Friday through Sunday of tournament week.

Instead of the usual sports event food, spectators who wander along the final nine holes of the Magnolia course during the Classic can sample, sip and savor signature cuisine from Disney restaurants such as The Wave (Contemporary Resort), Sanaa (Kidani Village at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge) and The Turf Club Bar & Grill (Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa). And they can do it at an affordable price (menu ranges from $3.25 to $7.50).

Not that the golf action itself won’t be appetizing enough. This is the only PGA Tour event where Tour newcomers and veterans battle to the finish to be among the lucky few who end the year ranked among the top 125 players on the Tour money list, earning them the coveted privilege of entry into virtually any Tour event in 2010. Plus, for the first time this year, one lucky player will win $1 million through the inaugural Kodak Challenge which finishes on the 17th hole on the Magnolia course.

And what better way to soak in all of that drama than on a sun-splashed Florida day as you sip a chilled glass of German white wine and nibble on a plate of seared shrimp with green curry sauce, basmati rice and naan bread from Africa?

Just your typical PGA Tour experience, right? Not hardly.

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