National Car Rental was officially named an official partner and the official rental car of PGA of America on Jan. 26. The agreement features National Car Rental serving as the official rental car of the PGA Championship and Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, an official partner of the 2012 and 2014 Ryder Cup and the title sponsor of the National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship.
"The PGA of America proudly welcomes National Car Rental, which celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, as an official partner and longtime friend of The PGA Professional," said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski. "National Car Rental's presence, its support of our most cherished spectator championships and its commitment to personalized service reflects one of the most trusted brands in the transportation industry."
National Car Rental will commit advertising support of PGA major championship broadcasts, along with PGA-branded programming, including on-air, digital and print. National Car Rental also recognizes the connection between the golfer and business traveler demographics, coupled with the power of the PGA brand and its PGA Professionals.
The agreement states that:
- 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 will also be given the opportunity to extend preferred rental rates to their club members and guests.
- PGA Professionals will be afforded access into National Car Rentals' Emerald Club, the frequent-renter program, which expedites the rental process by offering counter bypass as well as “Drop & Go” service with convenient e-receipts. National features 62 Emerald Aisle locations in the U.S. and Canada, including the top 50 airports for business travel.
Avis Rent A Car was named as the “official rental car company” for the PGA Tour. Click here for the Jan. 17 announcement.