Golf News for Wednesday, August 19, 2015 | Business

Ship Sticks, Golf Channel announce strategic partnership

WEST PALM BEACH & ORLANDO, Fla. -- Golf Channel announced a strategic partnership with Ship Sticks, the world leader in offering white glove, concierge service for shipping your golf clubs in the United States and around the globe. The multi-year agreement will focus on integrated marketing and branding across linear, digital and social media platforms of Golf Channel. Additional branding opportunities include Golf Advisor, the leading golf course review website for golfers, by golfers; and GolfNow, the leading online tee time booking and golf course technology and services platform.

Ship Sticks will be featured on Golf Channel through multiple 15-and-30- second creative promos and content creation, produced by Golf Channel’s Golf Workshop, part of the NBC Sports Agency. Additionally, Ship Sticks will be integrated into various travel segments and other appropriate programming assets, and GolfNow will incorporate Ship Sticks into its tee time reservation platforms, and develop other cross marketing opportunities.

“This opportunity will elevate exposure for Ship Sticks and profile the ease and affordability of shipping golf bags to and from any location across the globe all while receiving the best-in-class service,” said Nick Coleman, CEO of Ship Sticks. “Golf Channel has been a tremendous partner in helping us reach their influential audience, but also to produce creative that will speak to the golfers we wish to reach.”

Ship Sticks 15- and 30-second promos, produced by Golf Channel’s Golf Workshop:

• Sand Trap

• Cha-Ching

• Cheaper Way

• Anywhere

• 3-Foot Putt

About Ship Sticks
Founded in 2011, Ship Sticks provides a door-to-door shipping solution for the traveling golfer who desires a hassle-free traveling experience. As the most reliable and cost effective shipping service available, Ship Sticks has partnered with the world’s finest Golf Resorts, Country Clubs and Hotels to allow for an effortless shipping experience. Shipping golf clubs and luggage with Ship Sticks allows you to save time and money at the airport by avoiding the long check-in lines, crowded baggage terminals, and expensive baggage fees. Whether your clubs are being picked up from your home or office, Ship Sticks guarantees an on-time delivery to wherever you’re staying or playing. For additional information with regards to these convenient services, please visit www.shipsticks.com.

About Golf Channel
Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla. Serving the most-affluent audience in all of television, Golf Channel – co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 and now part of NBC Sports Group – is available in more than 200 million homes in 84 countries and 13 languages around the world. Exclusive partnerships with the world’s top tours allow Golf Channel to feature more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, as well as a programming schedule distinguished by golf’s highest-quality news, instruction and original content. Watch Golf Channel anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs through Golf Live Extra. Golf Channel’s digital platforms, headed by GolfChannel.com, are the leading golf destinations on the Internet, delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf. In addition, Golf Channel connects the world to golf through a wide array of digital and lifestyle services including Golf Channel Mobile, a comprehensive app covering golf’s latest headlines, scores and analysis; GolfNow, the world’s largest online tee time booking platform and golf course technology partner, which includes the GolfNow Mobile App, featuring on-course GPS tracking, in-round scoring and game tracking; GolfAdvisor.com, a golf course ratings and review portal for golfers, by golfers; a North American network of Golf Channel Academy instructional facilities; and Golf Channel Am Tour, the world’s largest amateur golf tour.

Media Contacts:
Jeff Szklinski
Golf Channel Communications
407-248-3267
Jeff.Szklinski@golfchannel.com

Geoff Skoch
Ship Sticks, Director of Operations
Geoff@shipsticks.com
561-429-3900