Some people had visions of duffers driving golf balls against the sides of skyscrapers after hearing about Intuit’s plans to take over a portion of Seattle’s Second Avenue with a temporary driving range.

But the reality was far more tame.

The entire range was fully enclosed in nets, eliminating the possibility of any broken windows.

Still, it was not an everyday sight. To create the driving range, the  company shut down multiple lanes of Second Avenue, between University and Seneca streets, laid down a large swath of artificial turf and let amateur golfers take their hacks at one end, under the supervision of golf pros.

The stunt was a promotion for the Intuit GoPayment service. Golf pro Jeff Coston charged $3 for a bucket or $5 for a 10-minute lesson, and accepted payments using the Intuit solution.


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  • Christopher Budd

    So this is what that was. I heard about the closure on KOMO as I was headed into town and was wondering what was up.

    I’d be curious to know if it impacted traffic and if so, if it backfired. When I heard about on the traffic report my first thought was this wasn’t going to instill much love or appreciation with the folks who’s travel was impacted.

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