Golf Life Visits The Links at Petco
Check out our video feature above, as Callaway presented The Links at Petco. At Golf Life, we are HUGE baseball fans. So when Callaway was putting together The Links At Petco Park, we wanted to be a part of it. Golf Life is a digital golf channel with employees who eat, sleep and drink golf. BUT, they also eat, sleep, and drink baseball. So, when Callaway decided to infuse baseball with golf we were very excited! For the second year in a row, Callaway Golf turned Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, into a golf course. If you thought last year was cool, it was even better in 2016. Callaway teamed up with the San Diego Padres to create nine holes of golf that go up, down, and around Petco Park.
The course was open to the public from Nov. 3-8. You shouldn’t be surprised that tee times sold out in a matter of hours, though. Within the 6 days that it was open, more than 2700+ golfers showed up. Starting from early in the morning to dark under the lights, tee times were only 8-9 minutes apart! Yes, the round was well over $200, but just the experience of playing golf on a baseball field is worth every penny.
From the #1 tee box, where you hit at home plate and have your swing being played on the “Big Mo, to the #9 where you hit from the third level on the third base line down to an island green in right field, you get nothing but an experience. Each and every hole is built upon a theme. But, one of the coolest aspects of the course is later in the round. Callaway partnered with the Golf HOF to bring you the Arnold Palmer Hole. This hole was dedicated to the legacy of Arnie and you had the opportunity to hit a shot with one of his wooden irons from back in the day!
On top of the experience, Callaway still found a way to help the city of San Diego and their charity partners. Between #4 and #5 was the ProKids Tent that sold mulligans. ProKids is a charity that introduces golf to young people. Every mulligan you bought, the more young people you were able to impact in the San Diego area! They raised almost $24,000 for ProKids in just 6 days!
This was truly an experience like none other. Having the opportunity to play golf on a baseball field was a dream come true and Golf Life caught it all on camera. Check out the video above to see the action and what the Links at Petco Park was all about. You will see why there were so many people that were interested, why 7,997 golf balls were hit a day, and why there were about 250 gallons of Arnold Palmers consumed. To see the leaderboard or get more fun facts, check out their WEBSITE!