FOR RELEASE: October 1, 2021
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Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K tournament update
Competition: Timuquana Country Club ready for the world’s best
Fan Experience: Everything fans need to know
Environmental Impact: Constellation’s commitment to sustainability
JACKSONVILLE, FL – As the inaugural Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K at Timuquana Country Club approaches, fans are reminded of several key competition, fan experience and environmental impact initiatives for the October 8-10 event that will bring the legends of the game to the greater Jacksonville area.
COMPETITION: The legends of the game will arrive in Jacksonville in less than one week and tournament host Jim Furyk is excited to see Timuquana Country Club showcase everything that makes it special to members, fans and players.
“Timuquana is such a great course. I think the guys will love it and I know the fans are going to love it as well,” Furyk said. “All of our hospitality structures are built into the natural layout and fit perfectly to show off so much of the course while providing incredible views of the action.”
Timuquana Country Club was founded in 1923 when 50 community leaders decided to form a new golf club for Jacksonville. The Club is named after a Timucuan tribe of Native Americans who once lived along the edges of the St. Johns River which borders the Club and will provide beautiful views for players and fans alike. Donald Ross, who was the most accomplished golf architect during that time, was chosen as the course designer and constructed a beautiful, tree-lined property.
“This course is a fantastic representation of old Florida golf. The tee shots can be tricky and bunkers are well placed. The way the trees line some of the holes, players will have to shape their shots. The greens are truly the defense of the golf course and require accurate approach shots,” said Furyk. “I think you could see some big momentum swings coming down the last four holes. There are some great risk-reward opportunities that should create an exciting finish for the tournament.”
“We are incredibly proud to be the host site for the Constellation Furyk and Friends presented by Circle K,” said Greg Sheara, the Club’s General Manager. “When we were approached by Jim and Tabitha regarding the opportunity, we found that their vision of the event, its impact on local charities and showcasing the West side of Jacksonville was a perfect match for the Club. Timuquana has hosted a number of USGA and state amateur championships and this event will only add to the prestigious reputation and storied history of the Club.”
Environmental Impact – Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K has made a commitment to improve the environment and the Jacksonville community by selecting caring partners to create an environmentally friendly tournament which will provide support to our community.
Fans at the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K will be able visit Constellation’s “Driving Sustainability” fan activation on the 18th hole to make a pledge to take steps to conserve energy and make a positive impact on the environment in their everyday lives. Each pledge will be matched with a Constellation donation to The Nature Conservancy to further their mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The area will include the interactive pledge wall as well as solar-powered charging stations.
The pledge wall will ask fans to reduce their impact on the environment by pledging to turn off lights when leaving a room, switch to a renewable energy source, use refillable water bottles, install LED lightbulbs and to utilize public transportation.
The event has instituted the following policies and procedures to help reduce waste:
Constellation will purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for every megawatt-hour of electricity consumed during tournament week – meaning the energy footprint of the event will be offset through renewable sources (100% wind generation).
Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K is proud to provide the Volvo XC90 Recharge, a plug-in Hybrid vehicle, for every player in our field during the tournament. Timuquana Country Club is equipped with Electric Vehicle Charging Stations on property as part of their sustainability partnership with the event.
The tournament is proud to partner with Circle K to provide 100% sustainably sourced coffee for Vystar Patriot’s Outpost. Circle K is first nationwide convenience retailer to offer 100% sustainably sourced coffee in the U.S.
In addition to the electronic charging stations, Timuquana Country Club’s efforts towards sustainability will include:
FAN EXPERIENCE: Everything fans need to know about health and safety, parking, spectator guides, autographs, tickets, prohibited items, bag policies and the concert can be found at the fan information page on the tournament website- https://constellationfurykandfriends.com/fan-info/
PARKING – Complimentary parking options begin with the Circle K Caddie, a water taxi that will provide fans the most unique arrival experience in golf. Made possible through the support of Circle K, fans will get to see downtown Jacksonville from the St. Johns River en route to the tournament. The Circle K Caddie will depart from the Winston Family YMCA, located in downtown Jacksonville, and will bring fans directly to the dock at Timuquana Country Club, Friday, October 8 – Sunday, October 10, every 30-45 minutes, starting at 8:30 am each morning. Parking to board the Circle K Caddie is located at 501 Jackson Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (gravel lot between Winston Family YMCA & Haskell Company) and will require a parking pass which fans can download for free at constellationfurykandfriends.com. Parking will also be available in the Haskell Company garages on Saturday and Sunday.
Fans are encouraged to use popular rideshare options like Uber and Lyft to arrive in style to the tournament. Rideshare will drop off at the Target located on Roosevelt Boulevard, where fans will grab a quick shuttle and be dropped off at the designated, exclusive Rideshare Entrance.
Other complimentary options include the below:
More information on the event can be found online at www.ConstellationFurykAndFriends.com.
About Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K – The event will feature an 81-player field competing for a $2 million purse. The no-cut event will include Pro-Ams on Monday, October 4, Wednesday, October 6, and Thursday, October 7, followed by three rounds of tournament play October 8-10. All three rounds of the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K will be broadcast live on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable provider of PGA TOUR Champions.
ABOUT THE JIM & TABITHA FURYK FOUNDATION
The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation was created in 2010 to help children and families in need. This Jacksonville based non-profit partners with charities across North Florida to provide project specific funding and essential programing. The annual Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K, created to raise charity dollars to support these partnerships, will bring the community together to increase awareness and funding for programs that support education, healthcare, nutrition and safety for at risk children and families. Programs created from the support of the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation in the Jacksonville Community include: Hope for the Holidays which packs over 4,000 bags filled with a holiday meal for at risk families, Operation Shower which provides car seats, strollers and baby essentials to active military families, Blessings in a Backpack, which feeds thousands of food insecure children each week of the school year and Childcare specialists and services to provide medically complex children care through Wolfson’s and Community PedsCare. The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation is dedicated to bringing our community together to improve the lives of the children and families who live on the First Coast through all these programs and many more.
Constellation is a leading competitive retail supplier of power, natural gas and clean energy solutions for homes and businesses across the continental United States. Constellation’s family of retail businesses serves approximately two million residential, public sector and business customers, including three-fourths of the Fortune 100. Baltimore-based Constellation is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2020 revenues of approximately $33 billion, and more than 30,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. Learn more at constellation.com or on Twitter at @ConstellationEG.