GREY GOOSE vodka named 'Official Spirit' of PGA TOURNovember 04, 2013
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- GREY GOOSE vodka and the PGA TOUR announced a marketing relationship designating GREY GOOSE as the TOUR's "Official Spirit" for the next three years. Terms of the agreement were undisclosed.
The new relationship builds upon the brand’s long-standing commitment to, and leadership position in, the sport of golf. Engaging golf enthusiasts for more than a decade, GREY GOOSE has maintained a strong presence via tournament sponsorships, experiential events, signature golf cocktails and the GREY GOOSE 19th Hole show on the Golf Channel, making GREY GOOSE the most preferred spirit among golfers. In addition, GREY GOOSE has long-established ties with professional golfers and is currently represented in all facets of its golf program by six-time PGA TOUR champion Matt Kuchar, the official GREY GOOSE golf pro.
“Golf is a sport that truly reflects the brand value of the passionate pursuit of the extraordinary. The partnership with the PGA TOUR, the world’s premier professional golf organization, will enable us to have a deeper level of engagement with both GREY GOOSE enthusiasts and golf fans alike,” said Shane M. Graber, Vice President and Brand Managing Director of GREY GOOSE vodka. “By sharing the story behind creating a spirit of outstanding quality and character that makes GREY GOOSE the World’s Best Tasting Vodka, we inspire others to pursue their passions.”
In addition to the PGA TOUR, the agreement also covers the Champions Tour and Web.com Tour. As the “Official Spirit,” GREY GOOSE will have preferred brand status and positioning at all PGA TOUR- owned and operated TPC golf facilities and will be featured at TOUR-hosted client functions throughout the year. In addition, GREY GOOSE will receive pouring rights at select tournaments on all three Tours, where the GREY GOOSE 19th Hole Lounge will be featured as a main attraction. The Grey Goose 19th Hole Lounge has long been a fan-favorite tournament destination where guests can enjoy bespoke GREY GOOSE signature cocktails, including the GREY GOOSE 19th Hole and the GREY GOOSE Back Nine, watch the tournament and even have a chance to meet Kuchar, one of the world’s best and most- respected players.
As part of the marketing sponsorship, GREY GOOSE will be featured in all PGA TOUR Grills, a new premium restaurant concept focusing on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, which is launching during the spring of 2014 in select airports around the United States.
“GREY GOOSE is a premier, internationally recognized brand that has a long-standing involvement with golf,” said Jay Monahan, Chief Marketing Officer of the PGA TOUR. “We are very pleased to partner with such a respected brand and look forward to working with the GREY GOOSE team to activate on the three Tours, as well as at our TPCs and special events.”
GREY GOOSE also plans to connect with golf enthusiasts via TOUR-owned media, including PGATOUR.COM and the PGA TOUR’s database. In addition, GREY GOOSE will advertise in PGA TOUR programming, including "Inside the PGA TOUR" on Golf Channel, and on network specials produced by PGA TOUR Entertainment, where consumers can access exclusive GREY GOOSE Golf content, including news, tips and GREY GOOSE signature cocktail recipes.