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Philling the GAP: Contests

November 2018

Who doesn’t love a good contest? The Golf Association of Philadelphia knows there’s a knack for them. It specifically spreads contest fever through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, dishing GAP swag and miscellaneous treasures throughout the year. At the beginning of the season, the Middle-Amateur Championship has become a contest centerpiece of late. Participants submit the total number of birdies recorded by the field for a chance to win a Callaway Golf gift package. The Association engages — sans prizes for this one — its Instagram followers through the occasional #NameThatGAPTrack contest. Don’t forget about select contests included in monthly eRevisions as well. And given the Association’s expanded footprint, it seems that more contests may be on the horizon.

  • In 2017, a birdies contest for the Middle-Amateur Championship presented by Callaway Golf yielded 67 entrants.
  • NameThatGAPTrack, a frequent visitor on the @GAofPhilly Instagram page, prompts followers to identify Member Clubs via a single photo. Prizes to come for future correct guesses …
  • In 2015, the Association conducted a contest that asked participants to submit their favorite golf moment from the year for a chance to win a GAP gift package.