Wild Woods Golf Opens at LEGOLAND California

LEGOLAND California is bringing the game of golf to a child’s level this summer. The 128-acre family theme park is teaming up with La Jolla Club Golf Company, the country’s leading designer of children’s golf clubs, to present a ground-breaking attraction, Wild Woods Golf.

LEGOLAND California proudly launches “Wild Woods Golf” presented by La Jolla Club Golf Company. Spanning nearly 23,000 square feet, this course showcases fun and exciting interactive features designed to entice and delight players young and old. An innovative concept in miniature golf, the new attraction will include more than 40 LEGO? forest creatures along the 18-hole experience.

“Golf is a natural addition to our park,” said John Jakobsen, president and general manager of LEGOLAND California. “We’re excited about the new attraction as an opportunity to bring the whole family together in a fun and interactive golfing experience with a LEGO twist.”

In order to teach children proper putting techniques, La Jolla Club Golf Company has designed a unique custom putter featuring a patented alignment system incorporating LEGO elements. Golfers can learn proper putting techniques by properly positioning the LEGO bricks to form a “T.” La Jolla Club Golf Company developed the Patented Geometrical Alignment Putter System after years of analyzing putting strokes. Alignment, hand position, face angles and lies are the most important aspects of the setup. Using the alignment system, players will consistently have the perfect set up, every time.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with LEGOLAND and the Wild Woods Golf attraction,” said Paul Herber, president of La Jolla Club Golf Company. “Our Junior Clubs have always been a significant part of our business, and this partnership offers a great opportunity to introduce more young players to the game of golf.”

La Jolla Club Golf Company has designed four clubs specifically for LEGOLAND California: one for adult males, one for adult females/teens and two children’s clubs – all include left-handed options.

LEGOLAND has teamed up with Sportexe Select to create this interactive golf course. Unique features include audio effects such as hissing snakes, clapping and cheering, huge interactive LEGO models such as a talking Grizzly Bear immersed in water and special instructions at each hole designed to entertain and educate golfers. A nominal greens fee will be charged to each player.

“Our team is on site now and construction is nearly complete,” said David Staines, general manager of Sportexe Select, the miniature golf division of Sportexe. “We’re pleased and honored to be working with LEGO and the people at LEGOLAND California.”

Wild Woods Golf is the third new attraction to open in 2005 at LEGOLAND California. Other new additions within the Park’s capital expansion plan include Knights’ Tournament, which opened Memorial Day weekend and is the first robo-coaster in North America, and the renovation of Miniland New York which includes a 28-foot tall LEGO model of the Freedom Tower and opened in March.
Log on to www.LEGOLAND.com for more information about Knights’ Tournament and the other new attractions and improvements for 2005.

LEGOLAND California is a 128-acre family theme park dedicated to families with children between the ages of two and 12. Just like with LEGO play materials, kids are the ones who make things happen at the park. They drive, pedal, squirt, climb, jump, stomp, slide, steer, pull, click, push, gallop, laugh, build and program their way through more than 50 rides and attractions. There are three other LEGOLAND parks in the world — LEGOLAND® Billund in Denmark, LEGOLAND® Windsor outside of London and LEGOLAND® Deutschland near Günzburg, Germany. For the most current information, log on to www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO.

La Jolla Club Golf Company, a Vista, California-based golf equipment company, designs, manufactures and markets premium men’s, juniors and ladies golf clubs, including The Knife Fairway Metal Woods, Super Flex Junior Sets, Triple Notch Junior Sets, Snoopy 1st Real Clubs, and Lady Accent golf clubs. The Knife metal-woods feature breakthrough external-bladed technology creating unmatched stability and versatility in a variety of shot-making conditions. The Snoopy line is the top selling brand in junior golf, and features multiple product lines for different age groups. Lady Accent clubs were created just for women, and feature a lower center of gravity and improved launch angle to create the highest, straightest, and longest shots. Golfers and retailers can find out more information about the company and its products by calling toll-free 800-468-7700 or by visiting www.lajollaclub.com

The Sportexe Select division of Sportexe is focused on supplying clients – Golf Courses & Ranges, Sports Centers, and Miniature Golf Courses – with synthetic turf and facility-outfitting equipment second to none. With Miniature Golf installations in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe, Sportexe Select has built a 16-year history of excellence in the business.

For more information about Sportexe Select, please visit www.SportexeSelect.com or call 1.800.892.6011.

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