Apr 22nd, 2020
Titleist And FootJoy ‘Chipping In’
To raise funds for COVID-19 relief
Golfers will have an opportunity to tee it up with a top-ranked tour player, schedule their next golf lesson with a world-renowned instructor, get fit like a professional, or even experience Pebble Beach with a local resident, while ‘Chipping In’ to make a difference with the COVID-19 Relief Charity Golf Auction.
The week-long online auction, which began today at 10:00 a.m. EDT and closes on April 30 at 9:00 p.m. EDT, is being presented by Titleist, FootJoy, Vokey, Scotty Cameron and Kjus.
One hundred per cent of the proceeds from these one-of-a-kind experiences will benefit the relief efforts of three deserving organizations: CDP COVID-19 Response Fund; the United Way chapters of Greater New Bedford and San Diego County, supporting the local communities where the majority of the Titleist and FootJoy U.S. associates work and live; and, following the lead of the PGA of America and other golf organizations, the Golf Emergency Relief Fund.
Among the 12 unique golf experiences, are rounds of golf with Justin and Mike Thomas, Webb Simpson and Ian Poulter; personal instruction and golf with Butch Harmon, Peter Kostis, James Sieckmann, Cameron McCormick, Michael Breed and Brad Faxon; wedge and putter fittings with Titleist designers Bob Vokey and Scotty Cameron; and a once-in-a-lifetime Pebble Beach experience provided by the longtime voice of Titleist and auction host Jim Nantz.
This auction is a continuation of multiple initiatives Acushnet has implemented since the outbreak, including:
• Donating more than 100,000 masks and other PPE supplies to hospitals and those in need in the communities in which we operate around the world.
• Retrofitting processes in our Massachusetts manufacturing facilities to produce PPE items and components.
• Donating 15% of all purchases made on Titleist.com, FootJoy.com, ScottyCameron.com, Vokey.com and Kjus.com, from April 8-30, to the CDP COVID-19 Response Fund.
• Participating in Rain Suits for Responders, a program to collect new or gently used golf rain suits and deliver them directly to healthcare workers on the frontlines.
“Like so many others, the Acushnet team is committed to being a positive force in support of front line health care workers, the local communities in which we operate, golf professionals, and others in the industry, who have been most affected by this pandemic,” said David Maher, President and CEO, Acushnet Company. “We are grateful to our many partners, brand ambassadors and associates for their contributions as we work together to endure these challenging times, and collectively look forward to the better days that lie ahead.”
To view the Auction introduction video presented by Jim Nantz and a description of the Experiences, please visit the COVID-19 Relief Charity Golf Auction site at: https://chipin.rallyup.com/charitygolfauction
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