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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GOLFWEEK'S GOLFEST RETURNS TO THE VILLAGES MARCH 7-8
Event Offers Equipment Demos, Giveaways and Entertainer of the Year Competition

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2014) — Golfweek's Golfest, presented by CenturyLink/Prism, is bringing its popular outdoor golf festival and demo day back to The Polo Fields at The Villages March 7-8. Featuring contests, clinics, giveaways, product demos and more, this action-packed weekend serves up the perfect opportunity for golfers to try and buy the latest golf equipment while enjoying a variety of golf-centric activities.

"Golfweek's Golfest continues to draw thousands of golf fans to The Villages each year for an up-close look at all aspects of the game," said Director of Events Armand Cimaroli. "Thanks to the dedication and diversity of our many vendors, the event has grown and evolved into a unique experience for golfers of all ages and skill levels. Simply put, Golfweek's Golfest is unlike any other golf event on the radar."

This year, Golfweek's Golfest attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Get a free sleeve of golf balls by registering for prize drawings at the Golfweek booth (while supplies last)
  • Compete in the CenturyLink/Prism Short Game Challenge and the Columbia Par Car $1 Million Hole-In-One Challenge
  • Enter to win passes to the PGA Championship and TOUR Championship
  • Participate in the daily Sleekline Enclosures Putting Contest to win golf trips to the Arnold Palmer Invitational (Orlando, Fla.) or the Tiger Woods World Challenge (Orlando, Fla.)
  • Purchase merchandise at the on-site Golfest Superstore, which features exclusive event pricing on select golf equipment brands
  • Join Florida Hospital for Healthy 100 demos, physician lectures, screenings and games

Additionally, attendees can enjoy a host of exciting golf shows on The Villages Regional Hospital Stage, such as "Improve Your Game" clinics headed by The Villages Golf Academy instructors and the third-annual "The Villages Golf Entertainer of the Year" competition. This year's competition features four of golf's most exciting performers, including the event's first female entertainer – Lisa "Longball" Vlooswyk, a seven-time Canadian long drive champion.

Golfweek's Golfest is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 at all golf facilities in The Villages beginning Feb. 18. Same-day tickets can also be purchased at the gate for $10 per day for adults; children 16 and under are free. Parking at the event is free.

Visit Golfest.com for a complete schedule of events, as well as additional information and details.

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Founded in 1975, Golfweek is the most authentic, authoritative and independent voice in golf. Serving enthusiasts who are truly passionate about the game of golf, the Golfweek brand includes Golfweek magazine, Golfweek.com, Golfweek OnDemand, Golfweek Mobile, Golfweek Custom Media, The Golf Wire, The Apparel Wire and TurfNet.com. Golfweek is part of Turnstile Media Group, which specializes in developing diverse media platforms that engage and strengthen the communities they serve. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Professional Artist, Community Media Holdings, The Seminole Voice, The Winter Park/Maitland Observer and Turnstile Connect.

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