Spending $10,000 to hang out with a celebrity at a golf event in New Jersey is pathetic
It’s called LIV Golf and I’ve never heard of it before. I’m not a golf fan at all. So thanks to NJ.com for letting me know about this.
Their article explains it better but basically it’s a PGA Tour rival startup with fewer holes and other differences. Phil Mickelson brings it to New Jersey.
Even non-golf fans like me know who Phil Mickelson is. A golf god. A huge name. But would you spend over $10,000 just to date this guy?
Tickets are on sale for the LIV Golf event at Donald Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey. Trump Bedminster is hosting July 28-30. Ticket prices start at $75. But what really caught my attention was this VIP package. For $10,950 you can get a 3-day all-inclusive VIP package. It gives you access to luxury clubs. And according to their website it looks like this:
“Walk to 9 holes with players and their caddies, hear first-hand strategic decisions, celebrate winning shots and get closer to the action like never before.”
Of course, everyone is hoping to get to rub shoulders with Phil Mickelson himself. And maybe they will. But the fine print doesn’t guarantee it according to nj.com. In fact, one thing about this LIV Golf startup is that there are a few big names, but mostly people, even ardent golf fans, that they’ve never heard of before.
Yet even if this were Phil Mickelson himself and even if you have some cash to burn, is it really fair to spend nearly $11,000 just to elevate him even more?
Now here’s the thing. I believe in America you are absolutely free to do whatever you want with your money as long as it is legal. If you choose to do so, it is totally your choice and your right. I also believe in America’s right to have an opinion on things. And I can’t help it, my opinion on this is if you have so much money that $11,000 is nothing to you, to scream out loud, you don’t spend it on hero worship while there are so many charitable causes that could use this. We have homeless veterans. Sick children whose families cannot pay their bills. We have so many problems.
From what I understand from this event, none of this money is going to a charitable cause. Do you have to? Of course not. Are you obligated to donate to charity? Of course not. I just can’t imagine being in that upper echelon and having that kind of money to spend and feeling good about spending it that way.
But as the great Dennis Miller said, that’s just my opinion, I could be wrong.
Still, I know I wouldn’t spend $10,000 to date him either.
The opinions expressed in the above post are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Jeff Deminski only.
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