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API Day 1

Reporting from the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bay Hill Club in Orlando, FL.

Today was the last practice round for the pros before the fun starts.  MasterCard set us up with a terrific tent location between the 18th and 1st tees.  We were right across from all of the major golf brands pro stations…meaning the pros who are sponsored by Titleist, Callaway, Ping, and others had high tech trailers set up to provide them with a variety of equipment options or alterations.  We noticed several PGA Players throughout the day coming in and out of the “trailers” to adjust their clubs for the big event.

Although it was just a practice round, we kept pretty busy at the tent throughout the day.  We are selling two commemorative card styles for the event…one displaying a picturesque view of the 18th hole at Bay Hill, and the other of ‘The King’ himself (his nickname), Mr. Arnold Palmer.  By far The King card was a hot seller.

As we had time, we stopped into the MasterCard Trophy Suite which was amazing.  Its located right off of the 17th green and looks like they constructed a small building.  In addition to tons of spacious seating surrounding the 17th green, the suite is blasting the air conditioning (which us Pittsburgher’s appreciate at 90 degree temps), has delicious free food, drinks, deserts, and flat screen TV’s everywhere.  Below is a pic of a part of the suite.