Wednesday, September 22

Ryder Cup Trash Talk: ‘Spank the Yanks’ Golf Promotion

THE RYDER CUP DOESN’T start for another eight days, but apparently Uncle Sam (above) has already arrived in the United Kingdom and made a guest appearance at Playgolf Academy to kick off its “Spank the Yanks” promotion:
Playgolf’s special “Spank The Yanks” offer means that any purchase of range balls or green fees made at Playgolf Manchester and London’s Playgolf Northwick Park during the promotional period of Friday 24th September and Thursday 30th September will be matched by Playgolf if the US team retains the Ryder Cup.
How It Works

Golfers simply keep their receipt, and present it to Playgolf if the US team retains the Cup. They will receive like-for-like for their purchase on the driving range and golf course. So, for example, if a golfer buys a bucket of golf balls or a round of golf at Playgolf in either Manchester or London (from 24th to 30th September), he or she can claim free range balls or a free round of golf if Corey Pavin’s US team thrashes Colin Montgomerie’s twelve Europeans.

Confidence in Monty’s Men

“We are so confident that Monty’s men won’t take a whipping from the Yanks this year that we’re willing to take the risk of paying out a small fortune to our customers if they do!” said Playgolf’s Craig Whitfield in a press release.

Whitfield also emphasized the win-win situation for golfers.

“If Europe wins the Ryder Cup, we will all be ecstatic, and if the USA beats the Europeans, golfers can claim a freebie from Playgolf and ease the pain of losing!”

I have to admit that it’s a clever promotion. You know what would be even more clever? If Playgolf made good on the offer no matter who wins.

−The Armchair Golfer

(Image courtesy of Playgolf Academy)


Mini Moe said...

If I were in the area, I think I'd buy ten buckets of balls--Go US!

Bennie said...

"Spank the Yanks"! Hysterical. I do love my Brits though. Thanks for the fantastic ideas.