National Car Rental and the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of America have renewed their partnership at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show. This extends National’s designation as an official partner and the official rental car of the PGA of America.
The five-year agreement features National serving as the official rental car of the PGA Championship and Senior PGA Championship, presented by KitchenAid.
As an official partner, National joins a group of companies that provide support to the PGA of America, its championships and membership programs, says the company.
“Since 2012, National Car Rental has supported our most cherished spectator championships and has played a key role in celebrating the work of PGA professionals nationwide, while helping us grow the game of golf at the local level,” said Pete Bevacqua, PGA of America chief executive officer. “We are very pleased to continue our partnership with National, whose commitment to personalized service reflects one of the most trusted brands in the transportation industry.”
National and the PGA also announced the return of the National Car Rental PGA Pro-Am Series. Running from March to October, the Pro-Am Series links together over 90 new and existing amateur tournaments across the 41 PGA of America sections nationwide.
“With our shared commitment to service and professionalism, National’s partnership with the PGA of America remains a natural fit,” said Rob Connors, assistant vice president of brand marketing for National Car Rental. “We know many of our business travel customers have a passion for the game of golf, and we are proud to work with the PGA to promote the game on both the local and national level.”
In addition to advertising support, National Car Rental will offer these benefits to the PGA:
- National Car Rental will extend specially priced car rental rates to PGA Professionals, the 41 PGA Sections and the PGA’s family of nearly 90 corporate partners. PGA Professionals also will be given the opportunity to extend preferred rental rates to their club members and guests.
- PGA Professionals will be given access into National Car Rental’s Emerald Club loyalty program, which offers counter bypass as well as Drop & Go service with e-receipts.