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WGT PEOPLE VS. THE PROS SWEEPS

2009 Official Rules.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

The WGT People vs. Pros Sweeps consists of eight (8) separate bi-weekly sweepstakes drawings, two each for the months of June, July, August, and September, 2009 (collectively, the “Sweepstakes”).
  1. Eligibility.

    Open to individuals who are legal residents of and physically located in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older or the age of majority in the entrant's state or province/territory ("province") of residence, whichever is greater. Employees, officers, and directors of World Golf Tour, Inc. ("Sponsor"), and its affiliated entities, parent, subsidiaries, advertising, promotional agencies, legal advisors, their immediate family members and persons living in their same household, are not eligible to enter or win prizes. Void where restricted, taxed or prohibited by law.

  2. How To Enter.

    There are two ways to enter the Sweepstakes:

    1. Register and Play the Nine Hole Closest-to-the-Hole Challenge (the "Game").
      Obtain and Apply Credits to Play the Game. Five Hundred (500) WGT credits will be deducted from your World Golf Tour account to play the Game. If you do not have at least Five Hundred credits in your World Golf Tour account you will not be eligible to register or play the Game by applying WGT Credits. To obtain Credits:


      1. Obtain credits through gameplay on the World Golf Tour site; or


      2. Purchase credits on the World Golf Tour site by credit card or other financial instrument.

    To enter the Sweepstakes by playing the Game, log on to the website at www.wgt.com, register to enter the Sweepstakes, and then play and complete the Game at wgt.com, where you take nine golf shots in attempt to get the ball closest to the hole. You must play and complete the Game between 1:00 am Pacific Time (in other words, California Time) ("PT") on the first day of each applicable Sweepstakes Period and 11:59 pm PT on the last day of that Sweepstakes Period, as set forth below* and you will automatically be entered into the Sweepstakes.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ENTRANTS: ENTRANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE APPLICABLE SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD TIMES IN THEIR RESPECTIVE TIME ZONES.

    *There will be eight Sweepstakes Periods as follows:
    June 1, 2009 – June 14, 2009 (Drawing #1), June 15, 2009 – June 30, 2009 (Drawing #2), July 1, 2009 – July 14, 2009 (Drawing #3), July 15, 2009 – July 31, 2009 (Drawing #4), August 1 – August 14, 2009 (Drawing #5), August 15 – August 31, 2009 (Drawing #6), September 1, 2009 – September 14, 2009 (Drawing #7), and September 15, 2009 – September 30, 2009 (Drawing #8) (each a “drawing” or in combination with time restrictions noted above, a "Sweepstakes Period").

    The final Sweepstakes Period will end at 11:59 pm PT on September 30, 2009. You may play the Game as often as you wish during each Sweepstakes Period, but only one entry per person, per World Golf Tour user account, and per email address per Sweepstakes Period will be accepted. Approximate time to play the Game is five (5) minutes.

    1. Free Method of Entry.
      You may also enter the Sweepstakes by registering for a free World Golf Tour account at www.wgt.com (if you have not already), and sending a 3"x5" card with the following information hand-written on it: your name, address, World Golf Tour User Name, Email Address, And Date Of Birth, To: World Golf Tour, Inc., WGT People vs. The Pros Sweeps Entry (include drawing number, for example, "Drawing #2"), 180 Sansome Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104. No other methods of entry will be accepted. Mail-in entries must be hand-written. Computer generated, typewritten, and other electronically or mechanically reproduced mail-in entries are not acceptable. Mail-in entries that do not conform with the requirements herein will not be acknowledged and Sponsor will disregard such entry requests and any such entry requests will not be eligible to enter or win.

      To be entered into a drawing, all electronic entries must be initiated during the applicable Sweepstakes Period and completed electronic entries must be transmitted and received by 11:59 pm PT on the last day of the applicable Sweepstakes Period. Mail-in entries must be postmarked during the applicable Sweepstakes Period and received by Sponsor within ten (10) days following the last day of the applicable Sweepstakes Period. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Each mail-in entry must be mailed separately and, if in an envelope, each must be mailed in a separate outer envelope. Limit: one entry per person, per WGT user account, and per email address per Sweepstakes Period. You may enter the drawing once per Sweepstake Period, however, there is a limit of only one prize per person, per email address, and per WGT user account during this Sweepstakes.


    Use of multiple email addresses or multiple WGT user accounts to enter is prohibited.  Use of a false email address or a false WGT user account, or an incorrect mail address will disqualify an entry.  BY ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE THAT ALL SUSPECTED FRAUDULENT OR IMPROPER ENTRIES MAY BE DISQUALIFIED BY SPONSOR AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION. 

    Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, illegible, mutilated, postage-due, garbled or delayed entries or other communications or other technical problems related to entries. Sponsor and its agents and subcontractors accept no responsibility for entries lost or delayed in submission. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person who tampers with the entry process or the operation of the website, or who otherwise violates these rules. In the event of a dispute over who submitted an Entry, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account designated in the entrant's World Golf Tour user account will be deemed to be the entrant. Sweepstakes is void in Quebec, and where prohibited, restricted or taxed by law. All federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations apply.

  3. Prize.

    There is one prize per Sweepstakes Period, as follows:

    One (1) Prize Golf Package Trip: Roundtrip economy/coach airfare for one person (winner) from a major commercial airport near winner’s residence to Raleigh/Durham International Airport (maximum value USD $500), five nights, six days hotel accommodations at Pinehurst Resort from October 22-27, 2009, and a playing spot in the 2009 People vs. The Pros VIP golf event on October 26, 2009 with Fred Couples or Nick Faldo (approximate retail value (“ARV”) USD $3,995), resort fee ( ARV USD $400) (one to the winner of each drawing, total ARV USD $4,895).

    The 2009 People vs. the Pros five-night (October 22-27, 2009) Golf Package includes accommodations, breakfast each day, opening night reception and dinner, gala dinner with the pros on October 26th, 2009, four cocktail receptions and four rounds of golf on the following golf courses: Pinehurst No. 2, and Pinehurst 1, and 4, plus use of practice facility, range balls, green fee, and cart rental for 18 holes each day. Winner will also be invited to participate in a VIP golf event with Fred Couples or Nick Faldo on October 26, 2009. Winner must take the trip during the October 22-27, 2009 dates or prize will be forfeited in its entirety.

    Resort Fee includes: use of the Fitness Center, on-site transportation, High Speed Internet Access in guest rooms, valet and self parking, beach club and outdoor pools (based on seasonal availability), bicycles, afternoon tea in the Carolina, practice putting greens and driving range. The Resort Service Fee also includes gratuities for staff in the dining venues covered by the meal portion of your package, as well as, the bell and door staff. Housekeeping and transportation staff do not participate in the resort services fee. Gratuities for any other service staff are at each individual’s discretion.

    Travel, accommodations, and golf course related restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply and may include, without limitation, seasonal restrictions, scheduling restrictions, and time-based restrictions (e.g., expiration dates). Travel arrangements are subject to availability. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels, golf courses or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations necessitated by same. Sponsor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage.

    Except as otherwise explicitly stated above, winner is responsible for transportation to and from any prize related events or destinations, any incidentals, including, without limitation: meals, telephone calls, facsimile charges, Internet charges, spa/beauty salon services, laundry, tours/excursions, gift shop purchases, hotel processing fees, and any other expenses not mentioned in these Official Rules, which are the sole responsibility of the winner. Any extra nights' stay and any additional costs associated with an extended stay are the sole responsibility of winner. Additional restrictions may apply. Winner must hold valid documentation for travel, and is responsible for his or her own insurance arrangements. Winners must confirm travel dates within thirty days of prize notification, but in no event later than October 7, 2009. Flight, accommodations, and golf round will be booked by WGT. Prize must be redeemed and used entirely between October 22, 2009 and October 27, 2009, or prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Airline tickets and accommodations must be used together and are subject to availability and certain restrictions, so Sponsor cannot guarantee prize will be available on the exact dates specified by winner. If for any reason any portion of the prize is delayed, cancelled or postponed, or becomes unavailable, Sponsor reserves the right, but is not obligated, to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes in its discretion and award a substitute prize of approximately equal or greater value.

    No substitution of prizes for cash or for other goods and services is permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to provide a substitute prize of approximately equal or greater value if the advertised prize becomes unavailable. Prize details including, if applicable, color, model, style, size, and denomination at Sponsor's sole discretion. All taxes, including, without limitation, all federal, state, provincial, and local taxes, and international tariffs, are the sole responsibility of the winners.

    All prizes claimed in accordance with the Official Rules will be awarded. Winners may be required to provide a U.S. or Canadian shipping address to claim prize. Prizes will be mailed or otherwise dispersed within twenty-eight (28) business days following Sponsor's receipt of the completed Affidavit of Eligibility and, except where and as prohibited, a Liability Release and Publicity Release, as well as verification of winner's eligibility.

  4. Winner Selection and Notification.

    Winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about fifteen (15) days following the close of each Sweepstakes Period from all eligible entries received for the Sweepstakes. The drawing will be conducted at Sponsor's address as indicated in Paragraph 8 of these rules by Sponsor or its designee, the judge of the Sweepstakes, whose decisions are final and binding. Potential winner will be notified on or about fifteen (15) days following the close of each Sweepstakes Period by an email sent to the email address specified in the entry. If potential winner cannot be contacted at this email address, is contacted and does not respond as directed within seven (7) days of attempted notification, refuses the prize, is ineligible to accept the prize or does not otherwise comply with the Official Rules, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Potential winner may be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and, except where and as prohibited, a Liability Release and Publicity Release in the form provided by Sponsor included below in these Official Rules within seven (7) days of attempted notification in order to claim the prize. Potential winners may be required to show proof of identification within seven (7) days of attempted notification, or the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Any Canadian potential winner must also correctly answer a mathematical skill-based question administered by the Sponsor in order to claim prize.

  5. General Terms.

    By entering the Sweepstakes, entrant accepts and agrees to abide by and be bound by the terms of these Official Rules, and assumes sole liability and accepts all risk of loss for injuries, including personal injuries and/or damage to property, caused or claimed to be caused by participating in this Sweepstakes or the acceptance, possession, shipping and handling, loss, use or misuse of, or travel to or from or in connection with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded. Sponsor has the right to cancel, terminate or modify this Sweepstakes if it cannot be completed as planned due to computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, technical failures, or other conditions beyond Sponsor's control and to select winner from eligible entries received on or before the termination date. Sponsor is not responsible for any failure to contact entrants, whether due to technical or human error.

    By entering the Sweepstakes, entrant accepts and agrees to abide by and be bound by the terms of these Official Rules, and assumes sole liability and accepts all risk of loss for injuries, including personal injuries and/or damage to property, caused or claimed to be caused by participating in this Sweepstakes or the acceptance, possession, shipping and handling, loss, use or misuse of, or travel to or from or in connection with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded. Sponsor has the right to cancel, terminate or modify this Sweepstakes for any reason, including if it cannot be completed as planned due to computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures, and to select winner from eligible entries received on or before the termination date. Sponsor is not responsible for any failure to contact entrants, whether due to technical or human error.

    By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants grant to Sponsor a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, right and royalty-free license to use the entry, and, except where prohibited by law, entrant's first and/or last name, city and state/province of residence, photo(s), voice and/or likeness; in any and all media in connection with this Sweepstakes. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree (a) that Sponsor has the right to exploit and utilize entrant's first and/or last name, city and state/province of residence, photo(s), voice and/or likeness in any and all media without any further attribution, notification or compensation to entrant, except where prohibited; (b) to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges; and (c) to be contacted by Sponsor or its agents by telephone, mail or email regarding this Sweepstakes.

    By entering the Sweepstakes, entrant releases and holds harmless Sponsor and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and the directors, officers, employees or agents of each, from any and all liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light) arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, with the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize, or while traveling to or from any Sweepstakes or prize related activity.

    In the event that any provision of these Official Rules shall be unenforceable or invalid under any applicable law or be so held by applicable court decision, such unenforceability or invalidity shall not render these Official Rules unenforceable or invalid as a whole, and, in such event, such provision shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of such unenforceable or invalid provision within the limits of applicable law or applicable court decisions.

    Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' fees; and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

    Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor's security and privacy policy available at http://www.wgt.com.

  6. Applicable Law.

    The Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the state of California applicable to contracts entered into by California residents and to be performed within such State without regard to its conflict of law provisions, with venue in San Francisco County, California.

  7. Winners list.

    A list of Sweepstakes winners can be viewed on the "Recent Winners" webpage at http://www.wgt.com, and is also available by sending a stamped, and self-addressed envelope marked to "The People vs. The Pros Sweepstakes, (include drawing number, for example, “Drawing #2”)" 180 Sansome Street 5th floor, San Francisco, CA 94104. Requests must be received by October 7, 2009.

  8. Sponsor.

    This Sweepstakes is sponsored by World Golf Tour, Inc., 180 Sansome Street, 5th floor, San Francisco, CA 94104.

AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY/RELEASE OF PUBLICITY AND LIABILITY

I represent and certify to World Golf Tour, Inc. ("Sponsor"), that I was 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry (or if the age of majority in my state or province/territory is greater than 18 years of age, I was at least the age of majority in my state or province/territory of residence) and I am a legal resident of one of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec).   I hereby certify that I am eligible, under the "People vs. The Pros Sweeps " (the "Sweepstakes") official rules (the "Rules"), to claim the applicable prize set forth below and further described in the Rules (the "Prize"). I represent that I have read, fully understand, have complied with, and agree to be bound by the Rules.

Prize: One (1) Prize Golf Package Trip: Roundtrip economy/coach airfare for one person (winner) from a major commercial airport near winner’s residence to Raleigh/Durham International Airport (maximum value USD $500), five nights, six days hotel accommodations at Pinehurst Resort from October 22-27, 2009, including a playing spot in the 2009 People vs The Pros VIP golf event on October 26, 2009 with Fred Couples or Nick Faldo (approximate retail value (“ARV”) USD $3,995), resort fee ( ARV USD $400) (one to the winner of each drawing, total ARV USD $4,895).

I also acknowledge that Sponsor has not arranged for and does not carry any insurance of any kind for my benefit or that of my heirs, executors and administrators relative to my use of the prize; and that I am solely responsible for obtaining and paying for any life, travel, accident, property or other insurance relative to my use of the prize.

I grant Sponsor a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, right and royalty-free license to use my entry and, except where prohibited by law, my first and/or last name, city and state/province of residence, photo(s), voice and/or likeness; in any and all media.

I release and hold harmless Sponsor and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and the directors, officers, employees or agents of each, from any and all liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light) arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, with the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize, or arising out of or in connection with any travel to or from any Sweepstakes or prize related activity.

In the event that any provision of this Affidavit Of Eligibility/Release Of Publicity And Liability shall be unenforceable or invalid under any applicable law or be so held by applicable court decision, such unenforceability or invalidity shall not render this Affidavit Of Eligibility/Release Of Publicity And Liability unenforceable or invalid as a whole, and, in such event, such provision shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of such unenforceable or invalid provision within the limits of applicable law or applicable court decisions.

This Affidavit Of Eligibility/Release Of Publicity And Liability is governed by the laws of the California applicable to contracts entered into by California residents and to be performed within such State without regard to its conflict of law provisions with venue in San Francisco, California.

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