2nd Avenue to Become a Golf Driving Range This Tuesday

This Tuesday have a lunch break like you’ve never had before—taking a swing at a staged golf range in Downtown Seattle.

Intuit GoPayment is pairing up with golf pro Jeff Coston to celebrate and shoot a national commercial on 2nd Avenue between University and Seneca Streets tomorrow from 11am to 1:30 p.m. and want you to join them!  

Come out of your office for a once in a lifetime opportunity to put your golfing skills to the ultimate test, with a 200 foot long golf range in the middle of Downtown.

Participants can receive a free golf ball, hit a bucket for $3 or improve their game with a 10-minute lesson by Coston himself for just $5—paid with plastic.

“Last week we experienced blue trees in Westlake Park, and this week we’re treated to a driving range along Second Avenue,” said Downtown Seattle Association President & CEO Kate Joncas. “It’s always fun to see the unexpected in Downtown Seattle, even if it’s only for a few hours.”

“Seattle’s Office of Economic Development is excited to host this commercial production for Intuit in Downtown Seattle. Commercial and corporate work is the cornerstone of our local film industry, accounting for one third of all permitted film projects in Seattle,” said Steve Johnson, director of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development. “The City’s ability to attract and accommodate this type of large scale production helps to grow our local film industry. The Intuit “GoPayment” production is hiring over 100 film crew work days, is working with numerous local vendors, and has booked 58 hotel room nights for traveling crew. That’s a great economic benefit.”

The event stems from Intuit’s GoPayment system, which encourages small businesses to improve their “game” with mobile credit card readers. The readers allow customers to pay via smartphones, eliminating the hassle of traditional shopping lines and cash registers.

Business owners take note—Intuit will also be giving away its GoPayment mobile credit card reader hardware on site, while supplies last! 

Detour signs for traffic will be up while the driving range is activated, from 9am to 3pm.


For more information, follow Intuit on Facebook, Twitter @GoPayment and event hashtag #DowntownSeattleGolf.

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5 responses

  • April 16th, 2012 at 15:54

    […] Come out of your office tomorrow between 11am-1:30pm for a once in a lifetime opportunity to put your golfing skills to the test. Intuit will be in town, creating a driving range on 2nd Avenue to film a commercial for its GoPayment mobile credit card reader, featuring lessons from former PGA tour player Jeff Coston. Click here for more info! […]

  • um…seattle
    April 16th, 2012 at 16:31

    is a little tooooooooooo into selling its soul to the richest devil………

  • Cynthia Osborn
    April 16th, 2012 at 18:01

    I have notice we have quirky corp PR events, angry birds on the space needle etc. They are fun to see and relatively painless.

  • BJ
    April 17th, 2012 at 13:08

    Now the PGA will want to build a tournament golf course in SoDo.

  • April 17th, 2012 at 14:44

    […] you’d like to learn more, head over to the Downtown Seattle page. They’ve got more details on the economic impact of the commercial shoot. That little […]