The World Golf Hall of Fame will pay tribute to late entertainer and golf enthusiast Bob Hope when the “Shanks for the Memory” exhibit opens on Saturday, Nov. 8.
“Dad would have loved the idea that things he saved and cherished will finally be shared with others who love the game of golf,” said Hope’s daughter, Linda.
Guests will see more than 300 artifacts as they wind through a variety of set pieces that reflect different eras and locations, including England, Cleveland, New York, Hollywood, Palm Springs, Washington and sites of USO shows around the world.
The stories will include several topics including Hope’s relationship with his wife and regular golf partner Delores, his achievements in entertainment and the close friendships he had with Hall of Fame members, celebrities and American Presidents.
A video presentation in the specially-created Bob Hope Theatre will feature some of Hope’s best-known golf stand-ups and skits, as well as tributes from some of the game’s most recognizable personalities. For more information, see the website www.wgv.com.
Pinehurst Resort is offering Canadians 30 to 60 per cent off regular rates this winter. Between Nov. 30 and March 31, rates will start at $175 U.S. per person, per night, based on double occupancy. The package includes one round of golf per night stayed, with an upgrade to the famed Pinehurst No. 2 for an extra $165 U.S., overnight accommodation at either the Holly or Manor Inns, and breakfast buffet. Rates at the renowned Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst are available at an extra charge. For more information, call 1-800-487-4653, or see the website, www.pinehurst.com/canadian_special.asp.
Free golf is part of an autumn stay in Northern Michigan. Golfers staying at Boyne Highlands or Boyne Mountain Sundays through Thursdays between Sept. 21 and Oct. 9 will receive one free round following each night’s stay. Seven courses are available as is an upgrade at Bay Harbor Golf Club for $59. Midweek lodging starts at $68. For more information, call 1-800-462-6963, or see the website, www.boyne.com.