Win a Trip to Ireland with Graeme McDowell

Remember that time you and your friend watched the Irish Open, played a round of golf with Graeme McDowell, and then you all enjoyed a pint together? Oh, right. That was a dream. Luckily, GolfNow is all about making dreams come true!

GolfNow’s Play Ireland Sweepstakes presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf will award one lucky winner and a friend the trip of a lifetime to Ireland to see the 2016 Irish Open as Graeme’s guests. Plus, you and your guest will enjoy a round and a pint with G-Mac himself.

Enter to Win the Play Ireland with Graeme Sweepstakes and you could find yourself at Carton House Golf Club in Maynooth, Ireland. Photo courtesy of Carton House GC

GolfNow says it’s thanks to the collaboration with terrific partners like Srixon/Cleveland Golf that it is able to offer unique experiences for golfers at the game’s most exciting venues. The Play Ireland with Graeme Sweepstakes grand prize winner will also receive:

  • Round-trip airfare for two to Ireland
  • 7-day hotel accommodations
  • Srixon/Cleveland Golf clubs and apparel
  • An additional round of golf at a GolfNow course
  • Rental car
  • Spending cash and more

Daily instant winners will also receive Srixon/Cleveland Golf Reward Cards or cash credits throughout the duration of the sweepstakes.

Participants can enter once daily through August 17th and discover more ways to earn additional entries by visiting Be sure to enter today for your chance to win a trip to “the Emerald Isle” to see the Irish Open and hang out with G-Mac!




Start Your Journey to Better with GolfNow Rewards

“There’s never really a ‘good enough’ in golf. There’s always better… We’re always on the journey to better.”                                                                                                                                                                     – Graeme McDowell

Ahhh, driving to find perfection in an imperfect-able sport. It’s the elusive chase for the perfect round and the reason why so many of us just can’t get enough of golf.

Graeme and sponsor Cleveland Golf/Srixon hit the nail on the head with their mission to help golfers on their “journey to better,” because we are all constantly striving to improve.

GolfNow wants to help golfers on this journey, as well, which is part of the reason why we’ve partnered with Cleveland Golf/Srixon to offer one of the best reward programs in all of golf.

GolfNow Rewards – Presented by Cleveland Golf/Srixon

Launched on January 1, 2014, this new rewards program offers golfers the chance to earn even more rewards like FREE golf from GolfNow and DISCOUNTS on golf gear from Cleveland Golf/Srixon. Plus, the perks don’t stop at 50 qualified reservations either – we’ve added more rewards for our most loyal golfers to help them on their journey to improve, shot by shot, round by round.

How it Works

The more you play, the faster you’ll earn amazing benefits, including up to $200 off a Hot Deal tee time at GolfNow and up to $250 off merchandise from Cleveland Golf/Srixon.

What You Can Earn

The more you play, the faster you’ll earn these amazing benefits:

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So, what are you waiting for? You can do this and we can help you. Learn more about GolfNow Rewards – Presented by Cleveland Golf/Srixon.

Get ready – your journey to better begins here. Click on the video below to hear more from Graeme McDowell about his journey to better.

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Featured image courtesy of Cleveland Golf/Srixon.

The Best Golf Round Ever

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to play a round of golf with PGA TOUR golfer and 2010 U.S. Open Champion Greame McDowell, here’s a first-hand account from three lucky golfers who had the chance to tee off with G-MAC himself on Wednesday.

McDowell’s home course, Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Fla., made a serene background for the 18-hole round that David Wick, Bill Cuebas and John Ardary will not soon forget. Representing some of GolfNow’s most-loyal golfers, David, Bill and John were given the opportunity to play with McDowell as part of a surprise customer appreciation experience offered by GolfNow and Cleveland Golf/Srixon.


Representing some of GolfNow’s most-loyal golfers, John Ardary of Prospect Park, Pa., Bill Cuebas of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and David Wick of Lake Mary, Fla., were given the opportunity to play with Graeme McDowell.

Bill, a Tampa native, said meeting and playing golf with the Northern Irish pro was like being on a roller coaster. “I was so excited. He was so cool, but it didn’t matter – I was a wreck,” Bill said. “I was so nervous I forgot to put my golf shoes on until after we played the first few holes.”


Bill, David and John watch as G-MAC tees off at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club.

All three admitted that they were nervous at the beginning of the round, but after a few holes, Graeme’s warm nature, fun-loving sense of humor and helpful pointers put them at ease. He willingly took goofy pictures, signed scorecards and even called John’s son at college to tell him that his dad was playing well.

“I had no idea how funny he is,” Bill said. “He was one of the boys, and it was as if we were friends that hadn’t seen each other in a while.” David, a resident of Lake Mary, Fla., agreed: “It was just like playing with one of your buddies. Well, if we had a buddy that was one of the best golfers in the world!”


At each tee, McDowell gave the group tips on how to play the hole at his home course.

As the group played through one of the most naturally beautiful and exclusive golf courses in Central Florida, they encountered perfect warm Florida weather and even a few deer.

At each tee, McDowell gave them a few insider tips on how to play the hole. If there was an errant shot, McDowell was quick-witted to lighten the mood: “I think that one landed in Henrik Stenson’s backyard.” And he was gracious, offering to stand in the bunker to demonstrate how he would set up for the shot, letting the other stand in his footprints to hit. Following the round, McDowell even invited the guys to have a beer with him at his restaurant, Nona Blue.

“The best part of the day for me was just watching Graeme play,” David said. “Until you get that close to someone at that level, even if you’re a decent golfer, you can’t understand just how good a top PGA TOUR pro really is. I thought I knew – I didn’t.”


During the round the group exchanged stories, Graeme offered swing tips and helped read shots.

John, David and Bill all agreed it was “a round to remember,” “absolutely perfect from start to finish,” and “over the top – much more than I ever expected.”

“Did you ever see that movie City Slickers?” David explained. “There was a scene where the characters discuss and compare the ‘best day of their lives.’ Well, short of the day I got married and the birth of our daughter, Wednesday tops my list.”


Bill, David, Graeme and John having a beer to commemorate the incredible day.

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Feature image courtesy of Lake Nona Golf & Country Club.

Want to Play a Round of Golf with Graeme McDowell?

Tuesday was very special day in the golf world. PGA TOUR golfer and U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell celebrated his 34th birthday. Happy belated birthday, G-MAC!

On the heels of this special occasion, we’ve got even more reasons for you to celebrate all-things Graeme. Beginning today, you can enter to win the most amazing golf getaway trip of all time, including a round of golf with Graeme McDowell himself!

It’s appropriately called “The Great GolfNow Getaway with Graeme McDowell,” and one lucky grand prize winner plus three of his or her friends will each receive a full set of golf clubs and trendy golf apparel, and the G-MAC daddy of all golf trips – a week-long jaunt to Florida, including airfare, rental car, spending cash, a studio tour of Golf Channel and more, to play five great golf courses, as well as… wait for it… a round of golf with the birthday boy himself! Not a type-o. Truly, really.

It’s almost too good to be true. Happy birthday to us all!

So, make sure you visit the contest web site immediately to enter. There are daily mini prize drawings, as well, and if you share with friends you can increase your chances to win, so be sure to visit the contest page every day!

Best of luck, golfers and best birthday wishes to our buddy, Graeme McDowell!

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To enter the contest, visit


Featured image of Graeme McDowell courtesy of Golf Channel