Pat Perez Shoots New Callaway Golf Commercial

Pat Perez hit the road early Monday morning—leaving Scottsdale for Hilton Head—and breezing into town early evening for a commercial shoot with sponsor Callaway Golf.

This also marks Perez’ first solo on-air spot, which will officially release in May.

The shoot was focused on Callaway’s new SR3 Speed Regime ball which has been in Perez’s bag since the first of the year.

Over that under-three-month span, Perez has made 9-of-9 cuts between Honolulu and San Antonio.

After opening 2014 with a T8th finish at the Sony Open, the thirteenth-year veteran earned a T2nd finish at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, wrapped up the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am T7th and was 11th outright in his most-recent event—the Valero Texas Open late March.

There was also a T11th finale at the Waste Management Phoenix Open early February—all with the new SR3 on the tee and a fresh new arsenal of clubs in the bag. 

Perez had some positive things to say about the new ball, the gear and his improved play this season—but that will all have to wait until the fine folks at Callaway Golf release the final cut sometime in May.

Stay tuned for more and visit CallawayGolf.com for a breakdown of what PP has in his bag early this season.

PatPerezGolf.com: Throwback Thursday

Taking it back a few years for “Throwback Thursday” at PatPerezGolf.com. Pat Perez earned a great response from the car community for his recently customized Nissan GT-R and prior to that, folks went nuts over his custom Toyota Scion iQ, emblazoned with Callaway Golf and Arizona State logos for the Phoenix Open.

Today’s #TBT pic is a custom bike that Ssinister Choppers built years back. An obvious “Child Of The 1980′s” and growing up watching CHiPs, a California Highway Patrol-themed chopper was a no-brainer for Perez. 

The bike has since been retired and sits as a showpiece—especially considering that local law enforcement wasn’t a fan of a faux cop bike—but the CHP chopper remains a fan fave for friends and neighbors who drop by Casa de Perez for a look-see. 

 

Perez & Other Pros Teams With MGM Resorts

MGMResorts.com put out the following release on Tuesday regarding Pat Perez and seven other touring professionals teaming with MGM Resorts International, providing VIP golf experiences and benefits for M life members.

PGA & LPGA TOUR Stars Team Up with MGM Resorts International to Provide VIP Golf Experiences & Benefits for M life Members

‘Team M life’ – Pro Golfers Nick Watney, Ryan Moore, Natalie Gulbis and More Partner with MGM Resorts on PGA, LPGA TOURS

LAS VEGAS (April 8, 2014) – MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has entered into a partnership with eight accomplished veterans on the PGA and LPGA TOURS, dubbed Team M life. The endorsements will result in unprecedented VIP golfing benefits, access and experiences for members of MGM Resorts’ loyalty rewards program, M life.

Team M life is comprised of five-time PGA TOUR champion Nick Watney ; LPGA star Natalie Gulbis; University of Nevada, Las Vegas alumni Ryan Moore, 34th ranked golfer in the world; and 2013 Wells Fargo Championship winner Derek Ernst. Rounding out Team M life is two-time PGA TOUR winner Scott Piercy; 2013 Travelers Championship winner Ken Duke; 13-year PGA TOUR veteran and 2009 Bob Hope Classic winner Pat Perez; and Jhonattan Vegas, the first Venezuelan-born golfer to win a PGA TOUR event.

With the eight new golfer relationships come new opportunities to offer extraordinary M life Moments, popular experiences that provide unique access and are available only to M life members. New M life Moments include one-on-one interactions with Team M life players such as private dinners and golf lessons so you can impress your friends next time you are out on the course.

Other special M life benefits include tickets and player meet-and-greets at select PGA and LPGA TOUR events and access to the Celebrity Pro-Am tournament, scheduled for October 2014. The event will feature Team M life partnered with celebrities and athletes.

Tune in to the 2014 Masters Tournament, April 10-13, to see the debut of Team M life sporting their one-of-a-kind M life golf bags, each branded with participating MGM Resorts destinations including Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. (See example below.)

“Many of our guests are golfers and fans of the game, so we are bringing the M life experience to the links,” said Lance Evans, vice president of Marketing Partnerships for MGM Resorts International. “This winning stroke introduces new benefits to members in and out of Las Vegas.”

Nick Watney, PGA TOUR professional said, “As a long-time Las Vegas resident, I’m excited to partner with MGM Resorts International, a global leader in entertainment and hospitality with one of the finest golf courses in the country, Shadow Creek. I’m proud to carry the MGM Resorts’ M life golf bag that is branded with several of their world-class properties while out competing on TOUR, and I also look forward to meeting members of M life through special opportunities.”

About MGM Resorts International’s M life

M life is MGM Resorts International’s premier rewards program. Members earn benefits for virtually every dollar spent at 15 MGM Resorts world-renowned destinations including Bellagio, ARIA, Vdara, MGM Grand, The Signature at MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor, and Excalibur in Las Vegas; Beau Rivage and Gold Strike in Mississippi and MGM Grand Detroit. With just one card, M life members have access to experiential rewards, personalized offers and exclusive benefits such as special room rates, pre-sale entertainment and fight tickets, priority reservations, and invitations to members-only events. Preferred relationships, including Hyatt, Southwest Airlines, Royal Caribbean International, Pinnacle Entertainment, Avis Budget Group and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), provide members additional value, access and offers throughout the world on land, air and sea. For more information, visit mlife.com or connect on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Patrick Gibbons Crafts Perez Sun Devils Belt

Whenever the talented Patrick Gibbons holes up in the lab, Pat Perez knows he’s in for a surprise.

With Perez home this week, not playing the Shell Houston Open, Gibbons dropped some maroon and gold on the former Arizona State Sun Devils standout. The result—the ASU-themed “Diablo Diamond” handmade belt.

“Gibby always gets it right,” said Perez. “We’ve been working together since late last year and everything he’s made for me has been tailored to my needs.”

Perez contined, “Each belt is a work of art and you can tell what’s gone into each piece. Patrick is truly a master of his craft and a lot of other Tour players are sitting up and taking notice.

Gibbons also shared his reasoning for going with the Devils-themed belt.  

“Since Pat is arguably the biggest Arizona State fan I know and he’s always sporting the hand-painted python belt we made him last year, I thought a little variety would be nice,” explained Gibbons. 

“This one was created with genuine lizard and should get some good looks on the road over the next couple of weeks.”  

Perez is back in action mid-April, headed to Hilton Head to participate in the RBC Heritage.

For more on Patrick Gibbons Hand Made, head over to www.PatrickGibbonsHandMade.com and follow @GibbonsHandMade on Twitter.

PatPerezGolf.com: Throwback Thursday

Another one from the vault for “Throwback Thursday” at PatPerezGolf.com from two decades back, when Pat Perez was an up-and-comer who eventually chased down the 1993 Junior World title (at Torrey Pines) and the Maxfli PGA Junior (at Pinehurst) as a high school senior, a few years after this gem was snapped.