[Editor's note: Skip to the end for details on how to enter our #PlayMuniGolf Sweepstakes! By the way, this Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with the PGA Tour or TPC Harding Park.]
We are just one month away from the unofficial start of the golf season – and while we’re busy modeling out our ideal Augusta-viewing setup, we’re also crazy busy thinking of fun ways to get people into the golfing spirit.
Last week, we officially launched our #PlayMuniGolf campaign to celebrate the PGA Championship being held at TPC Harding this year (for the first time)! We couldn’t help but get excited about this – 18Birdies HQ is in Oakland, so it feels like a Major is going to be right in our backyard.
While we’re psyched about having the golf crew roll into the Bay Area this May – the campaign is really all about celebrating municipal golf courses, like TPC Harding, and the role that the cities and communities that surround them have played in making golf accessible to any and all golfers, and especially those who don’t yet consider themselves “golfers” or those who are just thinking about picking up the game.
Over the years, we’ve come across so many heartwarming stories that golfers of all ages, races, and skill levels have shared in our app or with us personally about how much appreciation they have for their local municipals. For us, TPC Harding Park and Monarch Bay are the two that we’ve spent countless hours playing and enjoying as a team.
“The first encounter many of us have with the game comes at one of the nearly 2,900 municipal courses across the country,” says 18Birdies founder and CEO Eddy Lui. “As the golf industry evolves, and we witness closures of municipal courses, we want to do what we can to support and grow local golf communities so that generations to come will have the opportunity to enjoy the game we all love.”
Help us spread the word about the wonders of municipal golf courses – and why we need to support them – by going out and playing a round at your local muni. Need an incentive? We got you.
Now through April 14th, if you play a round of golf at a municipal or public golf course and use 18Birdies to score your round – you’ll be entered for a chance to win a trip for two to the PGA Championship at TPC Harding! Read the finer print below for more details.
Bonus: Post a photo of your round with #PlayMuniGolf on Instagram and tag us @18birdiesapp to gain an extra entry!
#PlayMuni Golf Sweepstakes – Official Guidelines & Rules
To qualify, you must play and score at least one (1) round of golf at a municipal or public golf course using 18Birdies between March 1, 2020 and April 14, 2020. Rounds played at a private golf course do not qualify. Only "Qualified" Rounds will be counted as official giveaway entries.
You are allowed to play and submit up to four (4) rounds during the Sweepstakes period. Each Qualified Round counts as one (1) entry. You may earn an additional entry by posting a photo from your round to Instagram and tagging #PlayMuniGolf and @18birdiesapp.
Instructions (How to Enter)
- Download 18Birdies from the App Store or Google Play Store, if you don't already have it on your mobile device
- Register for an 18Birdies account
- Go to the “Play” tab in 18Birdies and Start a Round
- Select your municipal or public golf course and enjoy your round!
The Sweepstakes is open to 18Birdies users who are 18 years of age or older, valid date of birth is required. A participant must be an active 18Birdies user. Active user is defined by the participant being a Registered User (not a Guest Player) and using the 18Birdies app to score their qualifying round(s). Rounds must be considered “Qualified” to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. No purchase is necessary for any Sweepstakes. All are welcome to play, but you must be a United States resident to be eligible to win prizes. 18Birdies admins reserve the right to contest and/or disqualify any questionable or suspect rounds.
Sweepstakes will conclude on the date posted. Golf rounds played after the posted end date are not eligible for Sweepstakes entry. Golf rounds played after the posted end date are not eligible for prizes.
One (1) winner will be selected at random from all participants to win the Grand Prize trip to the 102nd PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
A trip for two (2) to the 102nd PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco from Friday (May 15) to Sunday (May 17). The winner will receive two (2) Daily Grounds Tickets valid for Friday through Sunday, and a $750 voucher to cover lodging and transportation. One (1) winner will be chosen.
Daily Grounds Tickets (Fri - Sun) Retail Value: $135/person, $810 total
Winner Selection & Notification
The odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received. Any attempted second entry shall be discarded, and the entrant may be disqualified from the Contest. All drawings will be conducted by the 18Birdies staff. The decisions of the 18Birdies staff are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest. Entrants need not be present at the drawing to win a prize. Winner(s) will be announced in the 18Birdies app. Additionally, winner(s) will be notified by email or phone. If a winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been made within five (5) business days of 18Birdies’ first attempt, or if an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may be selected.