SOURCE: Enterprise


April 03, 2012 09:00 ET

National Car Rental Gives Fans a Chance to Win a VIP Experience at the 2012 Ryder Cup Tournament

National Launches "Score a Ride to the Ryder Cup" Facebook Sweepstakes in Conjunction With Ryder Cup Sponsorship

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - Apr 3, 2012) - National Car Rental, the premier car rental brand for business travel and the Official Rental Car of The PGA of America, is inviting National Car Rental Facebook fans to enter its "Score a Ride to the Ryder Cup" sweepstakes for a chance to win a four-person VIP package to the 2012 Ryder Cup golf tournament.

Between April 1 and June 30, 2012, fans can register to win a grand prize of four tickets to the 2012 Ryder Cup, $5,000 cash for travel expenses and lodging, Executive Elite status in National's Emerald Club for 12 months, along with daily instant-win prizes.

Based on their membership tier level, Emerald Club members can earn up to 15 additional sweepstakes entries per qualifying rental from National.

"The Ryder Cup is one of the rare golf tournaments where individual golfers work as a team, and we want to give our Emerald Club members and Facebook fans the opportunity to experience the thrill of the Ryder Cup first-hand," said Patrick Farrell, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Enterprise Holdings, which owns and operates the National Car Rental brand. "Sponsoring the Ryder Cup is a great way for National to support The PGA of America's mission to grow the game of golf, which is a value we also share with our business travel customers."

National announced its three-year partnership with The PGA of America and official sponsorship of the 2012 Ryder Cup in January. The Ryder Cup, a biennial golf tournament, pits professional golfers from the United States and Europe against each other in a team-format over three days of competition. Alternating between venues in Europe and the United States, the 29th Ryder Cup will be Sept. 25-30, 2012, at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill., near Chicago.

National is the Official Rental Car of the PGA Championship, Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, an Official Partner of the 2012 and 2014 Ryder Cup and the title sponsor of the National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship.

Last year, National earned the "Leading Edge Award" from Executive Travel magazine recognizing the company as the top rental car service in the travel industry. In addition, National was selected as the winner of the "2011 Best Rental Car Loyalty Program" in the second annual Editors' Choice Awards by SmarterTravel, the largest online travel resource of independent expert advice for the budget-conscious traveler.

Visit the National Car Rental Facebook page for more information and to see the official sweepstakes rules.

About National Car Rental

Founded in 1947, National Car Rental is a premium, internationally recognized brand serving the daily rental needs of the frequent airport traveler throughout the world. With National, time-sensitive customers in the United States are able to quickly choose their own vehicles, based upon their advance reservation and requested car class, and then simply drive away from the airport. In addition, National's frequent-renter program, Emerald Club, also was awarded a 2010 Business Traveler Innovation Award -- sponsored by the National Business Travel Association (NBTA) and The Wall Street Journal -- for expediting the travel process and enhancing convenience and efficiency.

St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings owns and operates the National Car Rental brand in North America. With annual revenues of $14.1 billion and more than 70,000 employees, Enterprise Holdings also operates, through its regional subsidiaries, more than 1 million cars and trucks, making it the largest and most comprehensive car rental service provider in the world measured by revenue, employees and fleet. National also is part of a global strategic alliance with Europcar, creating the world's largest car rental network. For more information about National, visit or This news release and other National Car Rental announcements are available at the Enterprise Holdings press room.

About The PGA of America

Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.

Contact Information

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    Meghan Maguire
    National Car Rental
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