NORFOLK, Va., September 3, 2009 - The Norfolk Tourism Research Foundation will host its sixth annual golf tournament on Friday, October 23, 2009 at the Ocean View Golf Course in Norfolk, VA. Registration begins at 12:00 p.m. and tee-off will be at 1:00 p.m.  An awards ceremony will follow the flight.


Hole-in-one prizes include a $10,000 cash prize, a Sharp LCD flat screen, a set of Big Bertha Irons from Callaway Golf and roundtrip domestic airline tickets for two.  The tournament also features a silent auction, a putting contest and a golf poker contest.


Sponsors of this year’s tournament include Arby’s, Dave Iwans & Associates, Black & White Cabs, Sysco, Hampton Roads Sports Commission, Monarch Bank, Spirit of Norfolk, Apex Technologies, Quality Suites, Norfolk Airport Hilton, Sheraton, No Frill Bar & Grill, Vista Graphics, Old Dominion University, Virginia Ship Repair, gold sponsor Judy Boone Realty and platinum sponsors Pete Decker & Partners and Towne Bank.


The Norfolk Tourism Research Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization and functions as an adjunct agency to the Norfolk Convention & Visitors Bureau.  The goal of the Foundation is to gather and disseminate research related to tourism in Norfolk and educate the public on how tourism contributes to our quality of life.


For more information or to become a sponsor of the tournament, please contact Paula Moore at 757-664-6620 ext. 623 or at


~ Norfolk, Virginia ~

Considered the dynamic heart of Virginia’s storied Hampton Roads region, Norfolk attracts thousands of travelers each year to enjoy its lively downtown waterfront and 144 miles of shimmering coastline.  Offering a vibrant blend of history and heritage with contemporary attractions, outdoor adventure and the Commonwealth’s most revered cultural institutions, Norfolk is an exciting destination.  Here, where the Elizabeth River meets the Chesapeake Bay, visitors will find an easily walkable downtown that offers eclectic dining options, a rich arts scene, high-end shopping and year-round special events.  For more information about Norfolk, visit the city on the Web at, or call 757-664-6620 or toll free at 800-368-3097.