Innisbrook Celebrates Women's Golf Day with over 100 Ladies of Tampa Bay
PALM HARBOR, FL., June 5, 2019 – Innisbrook, A Salamander Resort, hosted over 100 ladies from the surrounding Tampa Bay area in recognition and celebration of Women's Golf Day, June 4, 2019. Women's Golf Day is celebrated in over 52 countries worldwide, creating an international community dedicated to engaging, empowering and supporting women through golf. Created by women and men, this special day is designed for women to enjoy golf and learn the skills that last a lifetime, bringing so many benefits to women both personally and professionally. The resort also proudly partnered with Clemmie C. Perry, the Executive Director of the Women of Color Golf organization who were instrumental in the promotion of the event.
Women's Golf Day at Innisbrook was a 4-hour event that began with an introduction to golf with the resort's Director of Instruction, Dawn Mercer, and the resort's team of golf professionals. Participants were given professional instruction in all areas of the game including full swing, pitching and chipping, and putting. Women's Golf Day guests (who attended complimentary) then enjoyed a wine and cheese reception for networking, samples of culinary delights prepared by Innisbrook's Executive Chef, Thomas McKinney-Stehr, a special event-only sale on golf merchandise, and sample spa services from the professional staff at Innisbrook's extraordinary Salamander Spa. Guests also left with several special dining and spa discounts to come back and enjoy the resort as a special guest.
Innisbrook Owner Sheila C. Johnson commented, "We couldn't be prouder to host this special event in celebration of women worldwide and especially in Tampa Bay. As owner of Innisbrook and one of the favorite golf courses the PGA TOUR players love to play, it's only fitting that we should lead the Tampa Bay area in supporting the game of golf and the betterment of women who might enjoy playing the game. My hope is that this event is the start of something exceptionally positive for each of our guests."
Women of Color Golf Executive Director, Clemmie Perry, also shared, "We are extremely honored to work with Innisbrook and the Salamander Resorts team to promote Women's Golf Day, and to help bring a culturally diverse group of women to the golf course, for a 4-hour golf experience. Golf is more than a game. Through golf we strengthen our community relations, create broader social networks and empower women and girls with confidence to learn new things."
About Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort
Operated by Salamander Hotels & Resorts and owned by Sheila C. Johnson, Innisbrook is situated on 900 wooded acres of rolling hills in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area on Florida's Gulf Coast, and is located just 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport. The resort features 72 holes of championship golf, spacious guest suites and rooms, four restaurants and three bars, the Innisbrook Golf Institute, 11 tennis courts, the luxury Salamander Spa with 12 treatment rooms and state-of-the-art Fitness Center, six heated swimming pool complexes, a nature preserve, and three conference halls with 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. Innisbrook hosts the annual Valspar Championship at its famed Copperhead Course. For additional information call 727.942.2000 or visit www.innisbrookgolfresort.com.
About Salamander Hotels & Resorts
Salamander Hotels & Resorts is a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila Johnson in 2005, the company has a luxury portfolio featuring two distinct collections. The Signature Collection includes the stunning Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340-acre equestrian-inspired property near Washington, D.C.; The Henderson, a 170-room grand beach resort in Destin, FL; and Hotel Bennett, a 179-room luxury hotel in Charleston, SC. The Golf Collection includes the famed Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay, which hosts an annual PGA TOUR stop on its Copperhead Course; and the recently renovated oceanfront Hammock Beach Resort near St. Augustine, FL, home to layouts by Nicklaus and Watson. All Salamander properties are members of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For additional information, visit www.SalamanderHotels.com or call 540-687-3710.