PGA TOUR GOLFER DEREK LAMELY WINS VACATIONS FOR LIFE

GREENSBORO, N.C. (08-19-2011) —The “Vacation for Life Hole-In-One Challenge” at the Wyndham Championship, wasn’t so much of a challenge for PGA TOUR professional Derek Lamley.  During the second round today at the Sedgefield Country Club, Lamely made a hole-in-one at the 16th hole which won him vacations for life from Wyndham Vacation Ownership, a member of the Wyndham Worldwide family.

Lamely was awarded a CLUB WYNDHAM® Access vacation ownership interest with Wyndham Vacation Resorts as well as membership in the company’s points-based exchange program, which provides a lifetime of vacations and access to over 70 CLUB WYNDHAM resorts around the world. In addition, Lamely’s caddy won a one-week vacation stay at any CLUB WYNDHAM resort.

“We are extremely proud to award Derek with vacations for life, “ said Franz Hanning, president and CEO, Wyndham Vacation Ownership. “It takes a tremendous amount of dedication and determination to play on the PGA TOUR. These players not only deserve to unwind away from the pressures of the game but, most importantly, they need to take scheduled vacations with their family and friends for their health and well-being.”

Spectators should continue to keep an eye on the 16th hole for the remainder of the tournament, which continues at the Sedgefield Country Club through Sunday, August 21. Any of the tournament players acing the 16th hole during the tournament will win this exclusive prize.

Winners have the flexibility to choose when, where and for how long they would like to vacation as well as the unit size they would like for their stay.  Hole-in-One winners have the option to vacation at any of the Company’s resorts within its immense portfolio, depending on availability.  Winners can also use their vacation ownership points for a variety of options, including unique travel benefits such as cruises, hotel stays and guided trips.  The vacation ownership interest can also be passed to their heirs.

About Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

As one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide offers individual consumers and business-to-business customers a broad suite of hospitality services and products across various accommodation alternatives and price ranges through its premier portfolio of world-renowned brands. Wyndham Worldwide encompasses approximately 7,380 franchised hotels and vacation ownership resorts with approximately 633,700 rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals offers leisure travelers, including its 3.8 million members, access to approximately 97,000 vacation properties located in approximately 100 countries. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of vacation ownership resorts serving nearly 815,000 owners throughout North America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Wyndham Worldwide, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., employs approximately 26,000 employees globally.

For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit the Company’s website at www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

About the Wyndham Championship

Contested annually on the Donald Ross-designed course at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., the Wyndham Championship was founded in 1938 and is the seventh oldest event on the PGA TOUR.  Additional tournament information is available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570.


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