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Sapphire cardmembers enjoy Southern charm at PGA Championship
The PGA Championship is much more than golf for Chase Sapphire cardmembers. This year's event provided a white glove experience of sport, fine dining, and travel, at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Chase Sapphire was the presenting sponsor of the PGA Welcome Reception, a Southern culinary celebration held on-course at the Green Mile Club. Chase Sapphire and the PGA teamed up with celebrity chefs Richard Blais, Todd English and Mike Lata, who interacted with cardmembers in the Chase Sapphire Lounge. Chef Blais created the first ever liquid nitrogen Arnold Palmer, mentioning, "a homage to one of the greats, liquid nitrogen meets lemonade, meets iced tea."
The week also included a cardmember-only event at one of Charlotte's hottest restaurants, 5Church. The highlight of the evening included a live cooking demonstration with executive chef and "Top Chef" alum, Jamie Lynch.
Chase Sapphire members got the best seats in the house all week long. Cardmembers cooled off at the exclusive Chase Sapphire chalet along the famed 18th hole with stadium-style seating. They also had the option to rest, relax and refresh in the Chase Sapphire Club, which was perfectly located on the fairway between the first and ninth holes.
Chef Todd English's cooking demonstration was another high point. He served up a tuna poke and a maple soy glazed skirt steak. English coins these events as "Eatertainment" and went on to say, "As a chef we love to make me people happy, and I love to be interactive and talk about food, showing people simple things."
Jessica Stake is a Chase News contributor.