National Car Rental Helps Tee Off the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid at Bellerive Country Club

National is the “Official Rental Car” of the 74th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, May 21-26

ST. LOUIS May 20, 2013 – The 74th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid is headed to St. Louis from May 21 – 26, 2013, where it will be hosted for the first time by Bellerive Country Club. National Car Rental, the premier rental car brand for business travel, is the Official Rental Car of the Championship, which is recognized as the most historic and prestigious event in senior golf. 

“With our headquarters in St. Louis, National Car Rental is pleased to welcome Senior PGA Championship officials and players to our community and to this historic club for what promises to be a great event,” said Rob Connors, who leads National’s brand marketing efforts. “National is extremely proud to be recognized as the Official Rental Car of The PGA of America, and we look forward to continuing to support The PGA and its mission to grow the game of golf.” 

Mike Tucker, PGA Head Professional at Bellerive, added that the club is thrilled to be hosting the Championship. 

“It’s a real honor that speaks to the heritage and tradition of Bellerive,” Tucker said. “Many of the holes have undergone quite a transformation to increase the challenge for the players and create some real excitement for the crowd – keep an especially close eye on No. 6 and No. 11. It’s going to be a great weekend of golf.” 

By hosting the 2013 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, Bellerive becomes only the third golf facility to host all four of the country's rotating major championships: the PGA Championship, Senior PGA Championship, U.S. Open and U.S. Senior Open. Bellerive, which will also host the 100th PGA Championship in August 2018, is known for its length and large, undulating greens. Bellerive was designed by Robert Trent Jones and has gone through a number of changes and refinements to prepare for these championship opportunities. 

In October 2012, National sponsored the local National Car Rental PGA REACH Charity Pro-Am golf tournament, which raised nearly $100,000 to enable PGA REACH to expand its programs and improve the lives of young people in the St. Louis area. Similarly, in advance of the PGA Championship in August, the car rental brand will sponsor a PGA REACH charity Pro-Am tournament on June 17 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., to benefit local youth programs. 

National also is the Official Rental Car of the PGA Championship and an Official Partner of the 2014 Ryder Cup. In addition, National is the title sponsor of the National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship presented by Cobra Puma Golf. 

For more information on National Car Rental, visit www.nationalcar.com

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. National – which launched the car rental industry’s first comprehensive frequent-renter program – further expedites the rental process for Emerald Club members by offering counter bypass as well as access to National’s “Emerald Aisle,” an exclusive section of the lot where members can select any vehicle as long as they reserve a mid-sized car. In addition, Emerald Club members can choose to receive EmeraldAlertsSM – emailed communications that include Arrival and Return Alerts, and Drop & GoSM service with convenient eReceipts.

St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, through its regional subsidiaries, operates the National Car Rental, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Alamo Rent A Car brands. Enterprise Holdings and its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management together offer a total transportation solution. Combined, these businesses – which include extensive car rental and car-sharing services, commercial truck rental, corporate fleet management and retail car sales – accounted for $15.4 billion in revenue and operated 1.3 million vehicles throughout the world in fiscal 2012. The company also operates largest fleet of vehicles in the world through a global network of more than 8,200 airport and neighborhood locations. For more information about National, visit www.nationalcar.com or www.facebook.com/NationalCarRental.

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.



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Meghan Maguire

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