Downtown driving range: Intuit closing Seattle’s 2nd Avenue for golf stunt

Via Downtown Seattle Association

Update: See this follow-up post with pictures from the event.

Intuit, the company behind the Quicken financial software, is shutting down a portion of 2nd Avenue in downtown Seattle on Tuesday and inviting people to drive golf balls down the middle of the street.

The stunt is a promotion for the Intuit GoPayment service. Golf pro Jeff Coston will be charging $3 for a bucket or $5 for a 10-minute lesson, and accepting payments using the Intuit solution.

The company will also be filming a television commercial during the stunt, according to the Downtown Seattle Association.

If you’re downtown tomorrow, the event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m between University and Seneca streets.

The association says there will be 30 foot nets up to protect the adjacent buildings (and passersby).

FOLLOW-UPPhotos: Intuit uses downtown Seattle street as driving range

 

  • http://blog.findwell.com Kevin Lisota

    Umm, isn’t that going to cause some traffic problems down there?

  • Nathan Affolter

    Only 30′ nets?  Challenge Accepted.

    • Greg Brennecke

      Back-stops included? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Welsch/1746075898 Patrick Welsch

    I would prefer quick books support team in a 30′ net and tee off in their direction. 

  • Steph

    It was lame AND it’s causing quite the annoyance for drivers.