Qantas Frequent Flyers tee off with golf legend Greg Norman

Sydney | Published on 27th March 2015 at 15:51

Australian golf legend and Qantas ambassador Greg Norman arrived into Sydney today to share his expertise exclusively with Qantas Golf Club members.

Qantas Golf Club, launched in December last year, is an online club providing Frequent Flyers access to tee times at over 90 courses, exclusive golf events, tournaments and golf holiday packages, all while earning Qantas Points.

The Shark hosted an intimate golf clinic with Qantas Frequent Flyers at New South Wales Golf Club in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Members were then given the chance to put their new skills to the test by playing 9-holes, including one hole with Greg.

Qantas Loyalty CEO Lesley Grant said participants received the invitation to attend as members of the Qantas Golf Club, with the event booking out in less than two hours.

“Today’s event is an example of the exclusive opportunities we provide to golf enthusiasts through the Qantas Golf Club, which any Qantas Frequent Flyer can join for free.

“We established Qantas Golf Club on the basis that golf is a favourite pastime for many of our Frequent Flyer members and we wanted to give them yet another opportunity to boost their Qantas Points balance simply by playing the game they love.”

Greg Norman said he’d been looking forward to hitting the green with Qantas Golf Club members.

“Our great game is a lifelong passion for many – and indeed several of today’s participants are fans who’ve shown me support throughout my career – so it’s great to spend some time helping Qantas Golf Club members refine their game by offering tips that I hope will help them improve their score.

“The great thing about Qantas Golf Club is the access to private courses – golfers today are looking for variety in where they play because this is a key element in helping them improve their game,” Greg said.

Today’s event also brought together rising golfing star 19 year old Antonio Murdaca with Greg Norman for the very first time.

Ms Grant said: “After Antonio won the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship recently, Greg reached out to Antonio on social media suggesting they have a round of golf. The pair had never actually met, so we thought today was a great chance to bring them together so they could arrange that much anticipated game.”

Greg added: “It was great to finally meet Antonio in-person and it was a fantastic surprise for Qantas Golf Club members to have the benefit of Antonio’s golfing tips as well.”

About Qantas Golf Club
Qantas Frequent Flyers can join Qantas Golf Club for free or sign up to a Premium membership at an annual cost of $249. The Premium membership unlocks additional benefits including a range of private golf courses and the ability to obtain an official Golf Australia handicap.

Members earn 1 point per dollar spend at qantasgolfclub.com, while Premium members earn 3 Qantas Points per dollar on all eligible spend.

Platinum One Frequent Flyers are eligible to receive a complementary Premium Qantas Golf Club membership.

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About Qantas Frequent Flyer
The Qantas Frequent Flyer program has evolved considerably in recent years and today offers thousands of opportunities to earn points for activities other than flying. From buying groceries, using a credit card, dining out, playing golf and shopping online, members can earn Qantas Points with a range of partners as part of their normal day-to-day activities. Like Qantas Golf Club, there are also several other initiatives complementary to Qantas Frequent Flyer, giving members further opportunities to earn Qantas Points:

Qantas epiQure: a food and wine community giving members access to expertly selected wines from the award winning Qantas First and Business class cellars. Purchases attract Qantas Points.

Qantas Cash: load multiple currencies when travelling or use it like a debit card for everyday purchases at home, earning Qantas Points on eligible spend.

Aquire: the rewards program for businesses. Aquire Points transfer to Qantas Points at a rate of 1:1.

Online Mall (opens in new window): accessed through qantaspoints.com, giving Frequent Flyers the opportunity to earn Qantas Points while they shop with 25+ retailers.

Qantas Restaurants: earn Qantas Points when booking with over 2000 restaurants across Australia via qantas.com/restaurants (opens in new window) (opens in new window).