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Last Thursday I decided to start a new weekly blog feature called Thursday Giveaways where we will be holding fun little contests and award our loyal readers with prizes. For the first contest I asked readers to comment on The Points Guy’s Facebook wall with your favorite golf related story using the hashtag #TPGgiveaway.

This contest was involved golf since I was able to attend MasterCard’s Legends Academy golf outing in Ridgewood NJ and came home with some pretty cool golf swag. As a reminder, the giveaway package includes:

My golf goodies from the Legends
My golf swag from the Legends Academy.

– White BarclayCard sport towel signed by Nick Faldo
– Navy blue BarclayCard sport towel
– Black and blue drawstring bag with the BarclayCard logo on the front
– Black embroidered BarclayCard baseball hat
– BarclayCard fountain pen with felt case
– 2 packs of Titleist Pro V1 golf balls
– Large umbrella
– 2 leather encased travel coffee mugs with MasterCard logo imprinted on the side
1 One Day ticket good for any day from Wednesday August 21st – Sunday August 25th to the Barclays 2013 tournament where you’ll have access to MasterCard Club Hole 2 and Grounds Access

MasterCard Good Any One Day Ticket to the Barclays 2013
MasterCard Good Any One Day Ticket to the Barclays 2013

Congratulations to TPG reader Joey Pore was selected as the winner after his submission about his first time golfing in California with his dad:

When I was about 12 years old, my parents and I flew to California (can’t remember which airport, probably LAX) in AA Business class on a DC10. My dad sat next to Lee Travino, and they talked about golf just about the whole flight. When we got to CA, I played golf for the first time in the mountains with my dad, and we’ve been fans of the game ever since. ‪#‎TPGgiveaway‬”

Check back this Thursday to see what the next giveaway contest and prize will be- just a hint- it has something to do with free hotel nights!

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