A difficult course, a beautiful location, and a fun-filled tent made for a successful weekend of golf in San Francisco. It was the perfect setup to continue our Sports Illustrated at the Majors Presented by Southwest Airline series. With a putting green, photo ops, and live tournament coverage, fans enjoyed the golf event experience from the action on the course all the way to Union Square Park in Downtown San Francisco where we brought the excitement to them.
Our first Majors event in Atlanta brought excitement to one lucky winner, Judge Gary Jackson, who won the ultimate golf getaway: a prize that brought him with us to San Francisco. This trip would be a grand prize to anyone, but especially a golf enthusiast like Gary. He scored big with the chance to bring his wife for the weekend in San Francisco and enjoy the events there. Gary was beyond excited before heading out west and was still walking on air when we chatted after he returned from his vacation, saying that they “enjoyed it to the fullest.”
The tournament course near the coast turned out to be a very difficult one, especially with some heavy fog on the final day of competition. Gary and his wife, Jean, attended the tournament and got to see and even meet some of the players. On Saturday, the Jacksons headed over to Union Square Park to check out the Southwest tent. Everyone had a great time meeting Gary and all agreed he was the right person to win. Gary commented on the friendliness and enthusiasm of everyone at the tent and tournament, which added to the experience.
We had no idea, but Saturday was actually Gary’s birthday! What better way to celebrate than being in San Francisco watching your favorite sport played and presented in such a fabulous way? Along with visiting the tournament, the Jacksons got to visit some of the amazing sites San Francisco has to offer, including Gary playing a round of golf himself. “We had the best vacation ever,” Jean commented, “it was beyond great.”
Our events and partnership continue in South Carolina August 9-12 at Freshfields Village. Come share the golf LUV with us this August!