THE FIRST TIME – FIRST TEE SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF
THE UNITED STATES, ITS TERRITORIES & POSSESSIONS,
WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER AS OF ENTRY.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
HOW TO ENTER: The sweepstakes period will begin on or around May 2, 2019 and end on or around May 15, 2019 (“Promotional Period”). In order to enter this “Promotion”, a parent or legal guardian age 18 years or older must complete the required form available at https://thefirsttee.org/firsttimefirsttee-sweepstakes/. Entry via automated means (e.g., through a computer program) is prohibited. Normal Internet usage charges, if any, imposed by entrant’s online service company will apply. Limit one entry per person/household/email address. All entries become property of World Golf Foundation, Inc. (Sponsor), and will not be acknowledged or returned. Participation in this Promotion acts as each entrant’s authorization and subscription to be included in Sponsor communications, including email, regarding information, updates and offers of the World Golf Foundation, Inc., and its programs and affiliates, subject to exercise by the entrant of a provided option to opt out of such inclusion. Eligibility to participate in this Promotion is not dependent upon inclusion in Sponsor communications.
ELIGIBILITY. Eligible entries must be submitted during the Promotional Period. All entries submitted after the Promotional Period will not be eligible to win prizes. This promotion is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, its territories and possessions, 18 years of age and older as of the beginning of the Promotion Period. Employees of World Golf Foundation, Inc., and its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, and agencies and the immediate family members of each (including those residing in the same household) are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law and subject to all applicable laws.
PRIZE. One winner shall receive: one (1) Delta Airlines gift card in the amount of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00), one (1) voucher for Marriott hotel stay in the amount of Fifteen Hundred Dollars ($1,500), one (1) Avis car rental voucher in the amount of Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00), two (2) Gallery tickets tickets for Saturday and Sunday to the 2019 U.S. Open valued at Five Hundred and Eighty Dollars ($580.00), and one (1) Visa gift card in the amount of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00) with a total estimated retail value (“ERV”) of US$4,930.00. All federal, state, local, municipal and provincial taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. All fees and surcharges on the prizes, if applicable, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Any expense, such as food, associated with the prize but not specifically listed in the prize description in these Official Rules is the sole responsibility of winner. No substitution may be made, except by Sponsor in the event the prize (or portion thereof) cannot be awarded for any reason, in which case, Sponsor will award a prize of equal/greater value. One prize winner will be selected in a random drawing within approximately fourteen (14) days following the end of the Promotional Period. Drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries received during the Promotional Period by a representative of Sponsor, whose decision is final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received during the Promotional Period. Limit one prize per person/household, subject to availability. Entries will not be carried forward for subsequent drawings, if any. Prizes will be awarded, and winners will be notified by email of winning. Prize is awarded AS IS without any obligation on Sponsor to authenticate or certify authenticity. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable value for any listed prize for any reason. Prizes are not transferable and not redeemable for cash. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.
GENERAL RULES. The potential winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and required tax documentation within seven (7) days of notification attempt or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected. The Internal Revenue Code requires that withholding and backup rates are applied to the fair market value and should be collected from the prize winner before the prize is awarded. See IRS Publication 3079. Therefore, you may be required to pay to World Golf Foundation, Inc. for deposit with the IRS on your behalf 28-31% of the ARV (approx. $1,479.00) prior to acceptance of the prize. Return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable or inability to reach potential winner using information provided on the official entry form may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Any guest of the winner (or parent/legal guardian if guest is a minor) may be required to execute a release of liability prior to use of prize, if applicable. Certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply. All other expenses and costs not expressly listed above including, but not limited to, travel, accommodations, meals and tips, are the winner’s sole responsibility. All material submitted becomes the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this sweepstakes or use or redemption of prize. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Prizes are nontransferable and no cash substitutions are allowed except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater value in its discretion. In the event of sabotage, acts of God, computer virus or other events or causes beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control that corrupt the integrity, administration, security or proper operation of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, the prizes will be awarded from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the event requiring such cancellation. Notice of cancellation of Sweepstakes or tournament will be posted at https://thefirsttee.org/firsttimefirsttee-sweepstakes/.
RELEASE. By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, United States Golf Association, Pebble Beach Company and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any damage, loss, expense, injury of any kind, claim or cause of action (collectively, “Claims”), including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. You further agree to release and hold harmless the Released Parties from any Claim brought or asserted by any third party against the Released Parties due to or arising out of use of your name, persona, likeness and photo or any other rights granted to Sponsor, including any claims for, but not limited to trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property rights, rights of publicity, right of privacy or defamation. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes and acceptance of a prize constitutes each winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of Entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
DISPUTES. Except where prohibited, Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate Florida State Court; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Florida in the U.S. or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Florida.
WINNER LIST. For a list of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope within sixty (60) days of the end of the Promotion Period to: The First Time The First Tee Sweepstakes, Official Rules, c/o PGA TOUR, 100 PGA TOUR Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004.
SPONSOR. This Promotion is sponsored by World Golf Foundation, Inc., who can be contacted regarding this Promotion by writing to The First Time The First Tee Sweepstakes, c/o World Golf Foundation, Inc. PGA TOUR, Inc., 100 PGA TOUR Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by United States Golf Association or the Pebble Beach Company., You understand that you are providing your information to World Golf Foundation, Inc., and not to the United States Golf Association or the Pebble Beach Company. The information you provide will be used to contact you with future Sponsor selected communications and in the event you are selected as a potential winner.