CHAMPAGNE, A PRIVATE JET AND THE MASTERS
JetSmarter, the top app for private jet travel, is partnering with Dom Perignon to offer golf fans a chance to be part of a unique experience created for the final day of the 2018 Masters Tournament.
Through the partnership, JetSmarter members can take part in a shared charter flight to Augusta, Georgia, from the private jet lounge in Palm Beach, Florida, on the morning of Sunday, April 8th. Dom Perignon Vintage 2009 will be served during the flight, with a company representative guiding a tasting experience and sharing the company’s history.
Upon arrival in Augusta, guests will be taken to the Legends Club where they will have premier access to the final round of the Masters Tournament, with amenities that include a private hospitality suite, gourmet breakfast and lunch, open bar with premium spirits and a cigar bar.A private table will feature Dom Perignon tastings available throughout the day.
Guests will return to Palm Beach the same day following the conclusion of the tournament, with another private flight that includes Dom Perignon P2 2000 and personalized gifts after landing. The partnership with Dom Perignon is part of JetSetter’s new Events and Experiences program for members, who would pay at least $2,000 for a regular shared private flight from West Palm Beach to Augusta.
TOUR PRO’S NFL PARTNERSHIP
We’re excited to announce one of golf’s most exciting rising stars, @JulianSuri1, as our official ambassador.
Win a round of golf with him ️ https://t.co/S5bCRHH3sz
— #Sacksonville (@Jaguars) February 7, 2018
Julian Suri is the first professional golfer to sign an exclusive sponsorship deal with a National Football League team, becoming an official ambassador of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The 26-year-old Suri, who lives just outside Jacksonville and plays on the European Tour, will wear the Jaguars’ logo and branding while on the course. The Jaguars are also offering chances to win a private golf lesson or a chance to play with Suri as well as team apparel.
Besides being a fan, Suri’s sponsorship gives the Jaguars added visibility in Europe. The team plays a regular season NFL game in London every year.
MILSTEIN PURCHASES GOLF MAGAZINE
The sale of GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com to New York banking and real estate mogul Howard Milstein is now official.
The purchase of GOLF Magazine and the GOLF.com digital properties is the latest golf interest added by Milstein, the chairman and CEO of New York Private Bank & Trust and its operating bank, Emigrant. Milstein has been the co-chairman of Nicklaus Co. since 2007 – helping Nicklaus more than double the value of his business — and is also an investor in Miura and True Spec.
“In the coming months, we will expand the reach and quality of the GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com brands through key partnerships and the development of new content and services for golfers at every experience level,” Milstein said.
PGA TOUR’S SPORTS BUSINESS PROGRAM
The PGA Tour on Feb. 16 will hold a free, one-day sports business program for 200 Florida high school students at its TPC Sawgrass headquarters.
The four-hour “Training U” program is designed to inspire students (from Duval and St. John’s County schools) to pursue opportunities in sports off the field. Among the panelists in attendance will be current or former executives from the NFL, ESPN, The First Tee, the Miami Dolphins and the PGA Tour. There will also be interactive breakout sessions and networking opportunities with colleges and sports business organizations, many from the Jacksonville area.
TONY ROMO TO PLAY PGA TOUR EVENT
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been invited to play in the PGA Tour’s event in the Dominican Republic next month as a sponsor’s exemption. The $3 million Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship is a first-year PGA Tour event in 2018, having been run as a Web.com Tour tournament the past two years.
Romo, 37, is playing in this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but the March 22-25 event in Punta Cana will mark the first time he’ll compete as an individual against PGA Tour professionals. Romo, who will compete as an amateur, carries a +0.3 handicap at Dallas National Golf Club and has attempted to qualify for the U.S. Open three times over the years.
“As a professional athlete, the love and thrill of competition never entirely leaves you,” said Romo. “Outside of my family and football, golf is one of my greatest passions. So, playing and competing in a PGA Tour event is a dream come true. I am grateful to the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship for giving me an incredible opportunity to test my skills against some of the best on Tour.”
FLYING TEE LAUNCHES FLITE
Flying Tee, the multi-level golf entertainment venue based near Tulsa, Oklahoma, has introduced FLITE, a patented new system of technology products and services that enable investors to build and operate golf entertainment venues at their own facilities.
Flying Tee’s turnkey platform is similar within the golf entertainment space to Topgolf making its Toptracer technology available to third parties.
“Since we opened FlyingTee in Jenks, OK, we have been fortunate to have the opportunity to speak and meet with multiple prospective partners interested in building, owning and operating their own flavor of the FlyingTee experience,” said Flying Tee Founding Partner James Vollbrecht. “With FLITE, we offer a turn-key solution for select partners to bring this concept to their home markets.”
TITLEIST’S NEW CART BAG COLLECTION
Titleist has introduced its cart bag collection for 2018, with a lineup of models built for those who prefer riding to walking.
The Club 14, Club 7 and StaDry Deluxe models deliver easy access, maximum storage and durability – all essentials when you have two bags squeezed onto the back of a golf cart. The Club 14 ($270 MSRP) features a 14-way club divider top, while the more compact Club 7 ($240) has a 7-way divider. The StaDry Deluxe ($310) features Titleist’s patented waterproof technology.