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Anyone kicking themselves for not signing up for "Win with Phil" at Golfsmith?

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Basically, if Phil wins, you get a free Callaway driver. If you went into the store all you had to do was fill out a card and didn't even have to pre-purchase the driver.

Only day 1, though I guess...

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I mailed mine on Tuesday, so hopefully the post office and Mr Mickelson both come through for me.

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Counting your chickens. I am sure in typical Phil fashion, he will follow up today's round with something like a 78 tomorrow............

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Kicking myself for not taking what's essentially a white-washed $300ish bet on Philly Mick.....eh no. I am surprised they picked him, normally they use an up and comer that's never tasted a major i.e. Sergio or AK come to mind.

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i signed up, but theirs a lot of things you have to be/ do to actually get it. Like one thing that'll be bad for me if he does win is that it says you have to have a usga regulated handicap lower than 24, im well below 24, its just i dont do my handicap through the usga.... ill figure somethin out.

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i signed up, but theirs a lot of things you have to be/ do to actually get it. Like one thing that'll be bad for me if he does win is that it says you have to have a usga regulated handicap lower than 24, im well below 24, its just i dont do my handicap through the usga.... ill figure somethin out.

You're talking about the "Play with Phil" promotion. The OP was speaking about the "Win with Phil" promotion where you either buy a driver or fill out a free entry form and if Phil wins, you get either reimbursed or a free driver mailed to you.

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My understanding of the promotion was that you had to buy a callaway driver first, then sign up for the promotion. It wouldn't make sense to let people just sign up and win a free driver if Phil wins, because they wouldn't gain anything. They don't hand out lottery tickets for free. The whole point is to encourage lots of people to buy new Callaway drivers...and Phil probably won't win so they get a lot of money. They wouldn't risk losing hundreds of thousands of dollars if they weren't gaining anything.

Callaway could just be plain stupid though...I didn't read into the promotion much because I bought my new FT9 just last year so I don't need a new driver. But I doubt you can just sign up and not buy the driver first, they're not just gonna send everyone a new drver if Phil wins.

-Gibby

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But I doubt you can just sign up and not buy the driver first, they're not just gonna send everyone a new drver if Phil wins.

Actually, that is exactly the case as evidenced by the "No Purchase Necessary"

fine print here . Interestingly this year, they actually require you to go to the store to get the entry form where in years past, you could download it from the site.

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My understanding of the promotion was that you had to buy a callaway driver first, then sign up for the promotion. It wouldn't make sense to let people just sign up and win a free driver if Phil wins, because they wouldn't gain anything. They don't hand out lottery tickets for free.

Actually, they DO hand out these lottery tickets for free, because by law they (more or less) have to:

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/...chase-required That's why you might kick yourself, even if you don't think Phil's going to win. It's a free chance to win a $400 (MSRP) driver. I don't actually need the driver, but it's hard to turn down a free offer like that.

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Re: Anyone kicking themselves for not signing up for "Win with Phil" at Golfsmith?


To respond to the original question, YES

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I'd never even heard of such an event. I'll have to watch for this in the future.

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If you read the rules it says for those who do not make a purchase but fill out an entry form and mail it in they get to select one of the "promotional items" listed on the form. In the section for those who purchase a new driver it states that new drivers are "promotional items." It does not reiterate this in the section for no purchase entries. It makes me wonder if the promotional items for those who don't make a purchase are hats and T-shirts.

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If you read the rules it says for those who do not make a purchase but fill out an entry form and mail it in they get to select one of the "promotional items" listed on the form. In the section for those who purchase a new driver it states that new drivers are "promotional items." It does not reiterate this in the section for no purchase entries. It makes me wonder if the promotional items for those who don't make a purchase are hats and T-shirts.

No, the "promotional items" are the same. On the mail-in form, you specify which driver (FT-IZ or, IIRC, Diablo Edge), and what specs (shaft stiffness, loft, handedness) and that's what they'll send you if Phil gets his game together this weekend. The prizes are the same whether you enter by purchasing it ahead or by asking it be sent to you later.

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No, the "promotional items" are the same. On the mail-in form, you specify which driver (FT-IZ or, IIRC, Diablo Edge), and what specs (shaft stiffness, loft, handedness) and that's what they'll send you if Phil gets his game together this weekend. The prizes are the same whether you enter by purchasing it ahead or by asking it be sent to you later.

Thanks for clearing that up. Now I wish I had of known about this promotion sooner

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I got the e-mail and figured it was like the ones they did in the past where you had to buy it and then would get a refund. Guess I should have read the e-mail before hitting delete. Now I have another reason to dislike him.

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