Chase Sapphire has partnered with Golf Digest and Golf Channel to launch a new social media platform aimed at golf fans, letting them connect with each other “Beyond the Tee” to earn rewards and share experiences.
It seems there’s a credit card rewards program for everyone these days, from football fans to waterfowl conservationists. Now golfers are getting the VIP treatment, as Chase Sapphire partners up with Golf Digest and the Golf Channel to offer a new social networking and rewards app called Beyond the Tee.
Beyond the Tee is a multi-platform marketing effort that will let golfers connect with each other online and on the golf course, offering exclusive experiences like behind-the-scenes tours at Golf Channel headquarters in Orlando and a weekend at the Masters Tournament.
Golf Digest president Peter K. Hunsinger says of the program, “It’s all about enjoyment. People take plenty of time to make connections through social media, but not often enough do those connections translate online interaction to in-person experiences. This program makes it easy for Chase Sapphire cardholders and Facebook users to get inspired by spectacular golf courses and then take action to create these real-life experiences with friends and family.”
Facebook, Chase, and Golf Galore
Chase Sapphire card holders who want to get in on the golf action can go to the Chase Sapphire Facebook page, where they can access a virtual pegboard of Golf Digest’s top 25 public golf courses and mark which courses they’ve played, and which they’d like to play. They can tag friends and invite them to play along online or join them on the course.
The Facebook app will be accessible on desktop browsers or via mobile platforms, and will be features in Golf Digest magazine’s print and tablet versions. Golf World, a sister publication to Golf Digest, will also feature the app, as will GolfDigest.com, the Golf Channel, and www.golfchannel.com.
“Many of our cardholders are passionate about golf, so Chase Sapphire is committed to providing the compelling experiences and content we know our customers want,” according to Sean O’Reilly, general manager of Chase Card Services. “Our partnership with Golf Digest and the Golf Channel to create Beyond the Tee provides our cardholders with unique golf experiences, as well as the opportunity to connect and share their passion for the sport with friends and family,” O’Reilly continued in the press release announcing Chase’s new program.
Tips, Tricks, and Tournaments
Professional golfers Webb Simpson and Stewart Clink will be featured on the app, giving players their best golf tips. There will also be insider information about golf tournaments and opportunities to redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards points for things like a weekend at the Sage Valley Golf Club and a golf lesson with Martin Hall, or tickets to the PGA Tour Pro Am – Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals Open.
Chase Sapphire says that many of their customers are golfers and they hope to capitalize on their passion for the game. The Chase Sapphire credit card is a premium credit card that offers travel and dining rewards for elite customers looking for unique experiences and high-value credit card rewards. Their frequent flyer rewards never have restrictions or blackout dates and Ultimate Rewards points are transferable to almost any airline. They also offer two reward points for every dollar spent on dining.
For Chase Sapphire cardholders, Beyond the Tee offers just one more way to take advantage of Chase Ultimate Rewards, and indulge their passion for golf at the same time.