Stewart Cink didn’t come right and say it, but you know those practice range clinics PGA Tour players conduct from time to time? He doesn’t particularly like them. But the 2009 Open Champion enjoys the two-hole walking clinics he gives as host of the Chase Sapphire interactive golf clinics for Chase Sapphire cardholders.
Cink and newly-crowned U.S. Open Champion Webb Simpson each are hosting the golf days through October. Cink’s next appearance will be Aug. 20 at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in near New York City. Chase Sapphire cardholders use 25,000 bonus points – the equivalent of around $250 – to spend the day with Cink or Simpson.
“As opposed to sitting on the range, we (Cink) actually go out and play two holes and talk strategy on every shot,” said Cink. “We hit any kind of shot you can imagine. We hit drivers, irons and shots out the rough. We discuss different kinds of strategy. It’s a better way to pass an hour rather than just hitting ball on the range.”
In addition to the walking clinic, Chase Sapphire cardholders also get a round of golf at the course that features a closest-to-the-pin contest on a par 3 with Cink or Simpson. Players who get their shots inside of the two major champions are awarded a new driver. I’ve never understood why a closest-to-the-pin winner gets a driver, but a new stick is nothing to turn down.
Neither is a round with Stewart Cink.