GOLFNOW SWEEPSTAKES: Tee It Up with Rory

Official Rules

June 1, 2018—July 22, 2018

  1. PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The GolfNow Sweepstakes: Tee It Up with Rory (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on June 1, 2018 at 12:00 A.M. ET and end on July 22, 2018 at 11:59 P.M. ET (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Eastern Time (“ET”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (as defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state/provincial and local/municipal laws.

  2. ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States residents who are physically residing in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and other United States territories) or permanent, legal residents of Canada who are physically residing in one (1) of the territories/provinces of Canada (excluding Quebec Province), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Entrants must be willing to voluntarily submit to and complete a background check. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include GolfNow, LLC, 7580 Golf Channel Drive Orlando, FL 32819, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “Sponsors”), LeadDog Marketing Group, Inc., 440 9th Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001 (“Administrator”), Golf Channel, 7580 Golf Channel Drive Orlando, FL 32819, Taylor Made Golf Company, 5545 Fermi Ct. Carlsbad, CA 92008 (“Prize Provider”) and each of their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes. If selected as the potential Winner (defined below), he/she will be required to consent to a background check and failure to sign such consents and authorizations and/or to furnish all required information may result in disqualification. Winner (defined below) must be able to travel October 1, 2018 through October 8, 2018 (or on such other dates designated by Sponsors).

  3. TO ENTER: There are two (2) methods to enter the Sweepstakes.

    1. WEBSITE ENTRY: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period visit TeeItUpWithRory.com (the “Website”) and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your name, zip code or postal code, telephone number, and email address (the “Website Entry”). All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged.

    2. MAIL-IN ENTRY: To enter the Sweepstakes by mail during the Sweepstakes Period legibly hand-print your first and last name, zip code or postal code, daytime telephone number (including area code), and email address on a postcard or piece of paper no larger than 6” x 8” (“Postcard”) and mail the Postcard in a business size #10 envelope with first-class postage affixed to: Tee It Up With Rory Sweepstakes Mail Entry, P.O. Box 1196, Social Circle, GA 30025-9998 USA (the “Mail Entry”). All Mail Entries must be hand-printed and will result in the maximum number of possible entries via Website Entry and Bonus Entry. All Mail Entries must be postmarked by the end date of the Sweepstakes and received no more than seven (7) days after the end date of the Sweepstakes. The postmark date on Mail Entries will be considered the date of entry.

  4. BONUS ENTRIES: Entrants may gain additional Entries (“Bonus Entries”). Bonus Entries will be as follows:

    +1 Entry: Booking a round of golf on GolfNow with the promo code RORY18 and thereafter playing such round of golf.

    The “Tee It Up with Rory Sweepstakes Bonus Entry” (the “Offer”) begins at 12:01am ET on June 1, 2018 and ends at 11:59pm EST on July 22, 2018 (the “Promotional Period”). The Offer shall remain in effect during the Promotional Period and is only good for use on GolfNow.com or the GolfNow mobile app (“GolfNow’s Distribution Channels”) “Hot Deals” tee times reservations and June 1, 2018 – July 22, 2018 play dates. By using the code displayed within this email at check-out, the recipient will receive one (1) bonus entry for the Tee It Up with Rory Sweepstakes. The Offer opt-in code is limited to one (1) bonus entry per day during the Promotional Period. For the avoidance of doubt, the email address entered in the Tee It up with Rory Sweepstakes must be used to book tee times during the Promotional Period on GolfNow’s Distribution Channels. The Offer opt-in code is case sensitive and must be entered exactly as written. Adjustments to prior purchases will not be permitted. GolfNow reserves the right to withdraw or modify the Offer at any time, in its sole discretion, and without notice.

    +5 Entries: Invite a friend via email.

    All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned.

    To receive Bonus Entries, an entrant must first submit a Website Entry. To receive Bonus Entries via GolfNow, entrant must book, fully pay for and play a round of golf during the Sweepstakes Period. To receive Bonus Entries via email, click the INVITE FRIENDS option to share an invitation with your friends to enter the Sweepstakes via a unique link to the entry form in the email. For any one (1) friend that you invite to the Sweepstakes who subsequently enters the Sweepstakes through the link you provided, you will receive one (1) additional “Invite a Friend” entry (“Invite a Friend Entry”). You may invite up to five (5) friends via the “Invite a Friend” option. If two or more entrants invite the same Friend, the one (1) additional “Invite a Friend” Entry will be given to the entrant who provided the link through which his/her Friend entered the Sweepstakes (as determined by Administrator and/or Sponsor in their sole discretion).

    You may enter once per day per entry method during the Sweepstakes Period, for a possible maximum of one hundred and nine (109) entries.

    All Website Entries, Mail-In Entries, and Bonus Entries will be collectively referred to as Entry or Entries.

    Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.

    Multiple Entries received from any person beyond applicable entry limits will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means or by any means that subverts the entry process will be disqualified. Entries must be received before July 22, 2018 at 11:59 P.M. ET to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Administrator’s computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.  Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

  5. PRIVACY: Entrants will have the opportunity to receive information from Sponsors and selected partners by checking the appropriate box(es). If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive materials from Sponsors or our partners, please go to our privacy policy, located at http://www.nbcuniversal.com/privacy/, or the applicable partner’s privacy policy and follow the procedures indicated. Absent an Entrant’s express consent, his/her entry information will only be used for purposes of Sweepstakes administration.

  6. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about August 1, 2018, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The random drawing will take place at Administrator’s offices in New York, NY USA. Administrator will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner at the phone number and/or email address submitted at the time of entry. Sponsors may share potential Winner’s name and contact information with Sweepstakes Entities and/or any prize provider, as applicable, if necessary. Potential Winner will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release, and the necessary paperwork for a background check (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within three (3) business days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors’ sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Prize (as defined below) or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If an Entrant whose Entry is selected is a Canadian resident, he/she must first correctly answer a time-based mathematical skill-testing question, to be implemented by Administrator, as a condition to being considered the Potential Winner. Sponsors may require and potential Winner and Guest must be willing to voluntarily submit to and complete a background check as a condition of continued eligibility.

  7. PRIZE: There will be one (1) prize awarded (“Prize”) to Winner (“Winner”). Prize will consist of the following: Winner and one (1) guest (whom must be 18 years or older) (“Guest”) will each receive the following: one (1) TaylorMade M3 club package (M3 Driver, two (2) M3 Fairway clubs, M4 Iron set, M3 Rescue club, two (2) MG Wedge clubs and one (1) Spider Putter); two (2) TP5x Dozen golf balls, one (1) FlexTech Stand Bag; twelve (12) dozen personalize golf balls (exact golf balls to be determined by Sponsors at their sole discretion); one (1) round of golf with Rory Mcllroy at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland; one (1) round of golf at Castlerock located in Castlerock Ireland; one (1) round of golf at Roe Park Resort located in Limavady Northern Ireland (exact courses to be determined by Sponsors at their sole discretion); four (4) night accommodations at Roe Park Resort in Northern Ireland determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion (one room, double occupancy); a rental car for length of trip (make and model of rental car determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, one (1) car total for Winner and Guest); round trip coach-class air transport from closest major airport to Winner’s home to major airport in Ireland back to the closest major airport to Winner’s home (all flight details and order of flights will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Prize will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsors excluding with respect to Taylor Made Golf Company with regard to any express warrantees on the TaylorMade M3 club package.

    Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is ten thousand eight hundred fifty-four dollars and sixty-five cents ($10,854.65) US dollars. Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. ARV may vary based on, among other things, availability, existing rates at time of booking, dates of travel, and point of departure. Any difference between ERV and ARV will not be awarded. For any Prize with an ARV of six hundred dollars ($600) or greater, Sponsors will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to Winner who is a United States resident for the ARV of Prize for the year in which Prize was won; if Winner is a Canadian resident, he/she will be solely responsible for US federal withholding taxes and will be furnished with the appropriate Internal Revenue Service form(s).

    All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute Prize (or portion thereof) with a similar prize (or prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors/Administrator, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion.

    All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Winner must be able to travel October 1, 2018 through October 8, 2018 (or on such other dates designated by Sponsors). The Trip awarded to the Winner must be taken within dates provided by the Sponsors or the Prize will be forfeited. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsors’ agent, on a carrier of Sponsors’ choice. Certain travel restrictions, advanced notice requirements and blackout dates may apply. Travel dates are also subject to Rory Mcllroy’s schedule and availability. Sponsors have the right in their sole discretion to substitute ground transportation for air transportation depending on Winner’s place of residence. Winner and Guest must travel together on the same itinerary, including the same departure date, destination and return date, and must have valid travel documents (e.g., valid government issued photo ID and/or passport) prior to departure, and failure to do so will result in forfeiture of Prize. Sponsors will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Once travel commences, no unscheduled stopovers are permitted; if an unscheduled stopover occurs, full fare will be charged from stopover point for the remaining segments, including return, of the Trip. Sponsors are not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay. Trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles or other “perks”. All travel and lodging will be at the risk of Winner and Guest. Winner is solely responsible for all expenses and costs associated with acceptance and/or use of Prize not specifically stated herein as being awarded, including, without limitation any and all taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize, travel insurance, ground transportation (other than as described above), security and airport fees, taxes, insurance, gasoline, meals, gratuities, and souvenirs. Sponsors shall have the right, but not the obligation, to make any deductions and withholdings that Sponsors deem necessary or desirable under applicable federal, state and local tax laws, rules, regulations, codes or ordinances.

    Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize due to reasons beyond Sponsors’ control, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of Event is subject to change. Event is subject to cancellation. If Winner chooses to attend the Event or accept any Prize elements without a Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest will be required to execute and return releases of liability and, where legal, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited without compensation of any kind. Guest will be required to consent to a background check and failure to sign such consents and authorizations and/or to furnish all required information will result in disqualification. If Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.

    Participation of Rory Mcllroy in the Event is subject to his professional commitments and availability. If Mr. Mcllroy is unavailable for any reason, the remaining elements of the Prize shall represent the entire liability of Sponsors to Winner. Event will be supervised and may be recorded electronically or otherwise by Sponsors’ representatives and, in such case, as between Winner (or Guest), on the one hand, and Sponsors, on the other, Sponsors shall own any and all rights to such recordings. Mr. Mcllroy in his sole discretion may (or may not) pose for photographs with Winner and/or Guest or autograph items for Winner and/or Guest.

    Award of rental car component of Prize is subject to Winner (or Guest) fully complying with all requirements of rental car company’s agreement as well as having a valid driver’s license from a U.S. state/Canadian province or territory, a major credit card in good standing and being twenty-five (25) years of age or older. If Winner or Guest does not qualify to receive rental car, Winner will receive ground transportation between hotel, golf courses and airport in Ireland. 

    Winner and Guest must conduct themselves at all times during Trip (including but not limited to Event) in a socially appropriate, well-behaved and courteous manner. Failure to do so, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, will result in immediate termination of participation in Prize without compensation of any kind.

  8. CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, and employees, as well as Facebook, Inc., Instagram, LLC., and Twitter, Inc. (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the or Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by prize supplier that are sent along with Prize (with respect to GolfNow, LLC, the preceding excludes any express warranties provided by GolfNow, LLC as to its tee-time reservation service; with respect to Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. d/b/a Taylor Made Golf Company, the preceding excludes any express warranties provided by Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. d/b/a Taylor Made Golf Company on the TaylorMade M3 Product Package); (c) if selected as the Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on the Website and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors/Administrator, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors’/Administrator’s sole discretion.

  9. ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors and/or Administrator, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors and/or Administrator to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer or mobile device relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled (or illegible), corrupted, inaccessible, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Released Parties are also not responsible for postage due mail or mechanically reproduced Mail Entries. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select the Winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the Website. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors/Administrator in their sole discretion). Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

    DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

  10. WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of the Winner, available after July 22, 2018, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by September 25, 2018 to GolfNow Sweepstakes: Tee It Up with Rory Winner, c/o LeadDog Marketing Group, 440 9th Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

    This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Inc., Instagram, LLC. or Twitter, Inc. By participating in the promotion, you are providing your information to NBCUniversal Media, LLC and not to Facebook, Inc., Instagram, LLC, or Twitter, Inc.