The 2013-2014 season has been filled with some great competition, fierce playoffs and challenging weather and while we are sad to see it end, we are excited to celebrate the many accomplishments!
You better pack your A-game for the tournament and your party pants (or dresses) for the evening.
The festivities begin on Friday, May 23, 2014, at the Grand Cypress Clubhouse during registration for a “Welcome Reception” to be held at 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Come catch up with friends you may have not seen in awhile and chat with the familiar faces of the IJGT staff. Light food and beverages will be provided and the weekend schedule will be reviewed. This is the night to go to sleep early and get your rest!
After the first round on Grand Cypress’ East/North and New Courses on Saturday, May 24, 2014, it is time for the Theme Park Extravaganza. New this year, park tickets to Universal Orlando® Resort are included with player registration. The most difficult decision of the night will be to choose to explore either Universal Studios® or Universal’s Islands of Adventure®. Trouble deciding? Here are the highlights of each park:
Universal Studios® is home of thrilling rides that put you in the action of your favorite movies. New to Universal Studios® this year is Transformers™: The Ride-3D which is sure to make you feel like a national hero as you battle to defeat the Decepticons. Also new this year is the new Krustyland/Springfield area which features The Simpsons Ride™, other new rides, new shops, and new food and dining options for adults and juniors to enjoy. Another favorite, of course, is Despicable Me Minion Mayhem. Join the minions and go on a 3D adventure through their world of mayhem. Other must-see rides include Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket® (for the thrill-seekers), Men in Black™ Alien Attack™ (friendly competition anyone?), Shrek 4-D, and Revenge of the Mummy®. Universal Studios® is also the future home of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Diagon Alley which is scheduled to debut Summer 2014.
For those seeking screams and thrills, Islands of Adventure® is packed with rides sure to give you an adrenaline rush. Upon entering the park you will be met by heroes and villains at The Incredible Hulk Coaster®, Doctor Doom’s Fearfall® and the award-winning The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man® in 4-D. Each holds a surprise that is sure to make your stomach do cartwheels. If you are searching a way to cool down, visit Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls® or Jurassic Park River Adventure®, but make sure there is still sunlight left since you will get soaked. What would a visit to Islands of Adventure® be without a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™- Hogsmeade. Taste butterbeer and pumpkin juice while walking through the Hogwart’s castle on your way to Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, then catch your breath in the underground tunnels before entering the Dragon Challenge™. The rides, shopping, and dining in Hogsmeade will transport you to the world where your favorite wizards live. Also located in Islands of Adventure® are the Cat in the Hat™, Pteranodon Flyers®, and Storm Force Accelatron®.
Sleep soundly after the long day of playing on and off the course, because Sunday, May 25, 2014, brings a whole new day of excitement. After the second round of tournament play on Grand Cypress’ Courses, IJGT will host the Night of Champions banquet from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Universal Studios Florida®. The dress code is slacks, shirt and tie for gentlemen and dresses or slacks for ladies. Enjoy a night of food and beverage surrounded by your family, friends, and a few crazy characters. We will be announcing the All- IJGT Team and IJGT Player of the Year as well as host a special keynote speaker who is sure to provide knowledge and inspiration. Bring your cameras and appetites because this year’s banquet is certain to be selfie worthy.
Monday, May 26 concludes the 2014 Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions. The final round will be held on Grand Cypress’ East/North and New Courses followed by the Awards Ceremony at the Grand Cypress Clubhouse. Bring your programs, get them signed by your friends, and start your summer with a smile and a mind full of memories.
If you haven’t registered for the 2014 Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions, it’s not too late. Click here to sign up and learn more about the tournament. The IJGT staff is excited to host such a great weekend for you and we are eager to hear your feedback so we may constantly improve your tournament experience. Thank you for such a great 2014 season and we’ll see you in Orlando!