If given the chance, would you drop everything to tee-off at the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, the nation’s foremost municipal golf course and home of the 2008 U.S. Open Championship?
That was the very question asked by PGA Tour Pro Kenny Perry, Southwest Airlines, and Adams Golf, to four unsuspecting golfers on the course at Houston’s Wildcat Golf Club. Once we convinced these golfers that this was no practical joke—that we truly wanted them to leave immediately to jump on a plane bound for San Diego—they overcame their initial hesitance, evaluated their immediate life commitments, and ultimately decided to make a dream trip a reality.
“Par-none” these guys were on board and were not going to let this opportunity of a lifetime slip away. What immediately followed was a “beg for permission” call to the wives; with luck on our side, we were on our way to Southern California. But first, Adams Golf had another surprise, setting the lucky FOREsome up with brand new sets of Adams XTD Cross Cavity Irons, Pro Hybrids and a handsome Golf Bag, fully preparing them for our “trajectory” on Southwest Airlines to the World’s Finest City.
After a beautiful “drive” from San Diego International Airport, we arrived at Torrey Pines, where our golfers had a chance to take in the breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean at sunset. Back at the hotel, Adams Golf provided a custom golf outfit, including shoes, socks, pants, belt, polo shirt, jacket, and hat—they were ready to go!
Looking like they just walked out of Golf Digest, our golfers were ready to tee off at beautiful Torrey Pines. Unfortunately Mother Nature didn’t cooperate, as it was a very cold and wet morning. Fortunately, she felt the LUV and allowed the skies to clear up so we could fulfill the dream. Cheers, laughter, high-fives, dropping to their knees, and even a cartwheel were some of the emotional moments experienced during a round of 18 holes with breathtaking views.
Hole in one? Eagle? Double eagle? Maybe not this round, but it was an honor to offer these grateful gentlemen this “ace” of an opportunity to play some classic championship golf.
Take a moment to relish in their joy by watching their story. Southwest Airlines and Adams Golf are grateful to create such an amazing experience and look forward to many more surprise and delight moments as we renew our second-year partnership. From Southwest Airlines and Adams Golf, wishing you many “sweet spots” this golf season!
Want to win a set of Adams Golf Hybrids for yourself?
Visit the Southwest Airlines Facebook page and comment on our Adams Golf video for a chance to win an eight-piece set of Adams Golf Steel XTD Cross Cavity hybrid-irons, consisting of six XTD Cross Cavity irons and two Pro (2) Hybrids. See the official rules below for further details.
Teeing Off with LUV Sweepstakes Official RulesNO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND WHERE PROHIBITED.1. How to Enter the Sweepstakesa. Southwest Airlines’ Teeing Off with LUV (“Sweepstakes”) will run for a portion of April 16, 2014. (“Sweepstakes Period”).
The Sweepstakes entry period is: April 16: 6:00 a.m. C.T. until 11:59 p.m. C.T.During the Sweepstakes entry period potential entrants should “comment” on the video posted to our Southwest Airlines Fan Page on Facebook® to enter the Sweepstakes and be directed to the official rules on the Nuts About Southwest blog.
b. To participate in the Sweepstakes, you may enter via the following method:
“Comment” on the video posted to our Southwest Airlines Fan Page on Facebook®. All entries submitted will not be acknowledged or returned. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by Southwest. Southwest Airlines’ computer is the official time keeping device for the Sweepstakes. Southwest is not responsible for entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties or other technological glitches. By entering this Sweepstakes, you agree to abide by these Official Rules and acknowledge that this Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Facebook® and you agree to hold Facebook® and each of its parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives of same harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from use or misuse of a prize or participation in the Sweepstakes.
c. One “Comment” per person is permitted for the Sweepstakes entry period. Any person found using multiple Facebook® accounts to enter will be found to be ineligible.2. Eligibility Restrictions a. The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, excluding Rhode Island, who are 18 years of age or older and the age of majority in their place of residence and have a valid e-mail address and Facebook® account as of the beginning of the Sweepstakes entry period. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. The Sweepstakes is offered only in the United States. Employees of Southwest Airlines, AirTran Airways, Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. and the members of their immediate families (spouse and parents, children and siblings and their spouses) and individuals living in the same households of such employees are ineligible to enter or win. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.b. Only one winner per household is permitted in any Sweepstakes administered by Southwest Airlines.c. Entrants are required to provide truthful information and Sponsor will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. Sponsor will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements, and will also delete any entry received from persons under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.3. Prize:a. Grand Prize: One (1) winner will be awarded an eight-piece set of Adams Golf Steel XTD Cross Cavity hybrid-irons, consisting of six XTD Cross Cavity irons and two Pro (2) Hybrids. Prize must be accepted as awarded. Total Approximate Prize Value (“APV”) of the grand prize is $799.99.No prize substitutions, or cash equivalent of prize permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prize subject to availability and the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to award a prize of greater or equal value if the advertised prize is unavailable. Taxes and any other costs and expenses associated with the prize are solely the responsibility of the winner.b. When the Grand Prize is shipped to the winner, it will be with the prior written consent of the winner and therefore, winner assumes the risk of its loss. Sponsor is not responsible for the safe arrival of the prize. Allow up to six weeks for delivery of the prize. Prize will only be shipped to the winner’s address in the 48 contiguous United States (excluding Rhode Island) and District of Columbia.c. Prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.4. Selection of Winner:On or about April 18, 2014 a random drawing from all eligible entries received during the entry period will be conducted by Sponsor. Sponsor’s decisions are final on matters relating to this sweepstakes. Prize is guaranteed to be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Potential winner will be notified via either Facebook® or via e-mail. Entrants need not be present to win.Potential winner notification will be made on or about April 18, 2014, by Sponsor. Potential winner will be asked to contact Southwest via private message on the entrant’s Facebook entry. Once a potential winner and Southwest make contact via private message, an e-mail will be sent to the potential winner in order to validate their account. Once the validation occurs, potential winner must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release in which they agree to hold Sponsor, Facebook, Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. and each of their parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives of same harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from use or misuse of a prize or participation in the Sweepstakes. The affidavit will be mailed or emailed based on the potential winner’s preference upon account validation and must be executed and returned within seven (7) days or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, is unable to validate their account, fails to sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. Upon timely completion and return of required affidavit and release, winner should expect to receive their prize in the mail within two weeks.5. Conditionsa. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner. Winner may be required to sign an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent.b. By participating in the Sweepstakes, the winner agrees to have their name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this Sweepstakes, including the Winner’s information, without additional financial or other compensation unless prohibited by law, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.c. Southwest Airlines is not responsible for lost, stolen, mangled, miss-delivered, postage due, illegible, incomplete or late entries, telephone service outages, delays, busy signals, equipment malfunctions and any other technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from entering or claiming a prize.d. Sponsor in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of Southwest Airlines website, or otherwise in violation of the rules. They further reserve the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes if it is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort.e. Sponsor reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the Sweepstakes, including the substitution of a prize of greater or equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement.f. Failure to comply with the Sweepstakes rules may result in an entrant’s disqualification solely at the discretion of the Sponsor.g. The Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Sweepstakes, or in the announcement of a prize.h. Copies of the written Sweepstakes rules and a list of winner (when complete) are available during regular business hours at Southwest Airlines, Emerging Media P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611. For a winner list, send a self-addressed postage paid return envelope, after April 18, 2014 All requests must be received by May 16, 2014.6. SponsorSouthwest Airlines Co., Emerging Media, P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611.