Jan
4
2012
If LSU Loses to Alabama, Two Rounds on the House — Golf, That Is
By Stephanie Wei under General

Roll Tide

Here’s a wager you don’t see every day — Louisiana’s Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne is offering free golf to Alabama golfers if the Crimson Tide beats LSU in next Monday’s BCS National Championship game. Wait, what? Yes, he’s put not one, but two rounds at one of thirteen Audubon Golf Trail courses on the line. It’s actually a clever wager if you think about it. David Blake reports:

To get out the message, this bet includes advertising paid for by B.P.

”We’re going to be running commercials in Alabama on cable television offering a 100 prizes, which will be two rounds of free golf on one of the thirteen Audubon Golf Trail courses, if Alabama wins the game,” said Dardenne.

As the lead man for marketing state tourism, Dardenne figures even if LSU should lose, Louisiana will come out a winner.

”They’re going to stay in our hotels, they’re going to eat in our restaurants and hopefully they’re going to spend money and visit our attractions,” he explained.

So, if you win, you’re going to have to spend at least a few hundred to play at OK courses. Hmm…maybe not such a good deal for Alabama residents after all!

Speaking of the National Championship, the final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions will finish (and be broadcasted) before the game, so you can warm up with a little golf before handing off to football!