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Global Value Commerce starts contest Launches ‘Add It Up at Augusta Contest’

(RALEIGH, NC)Global Value Commerce (GVC) – owner and operator of the world’s largest e-commerce platform for new and pre-owned golf gear – unveils its “Add It Up at Augusta Contest” on in honor of the season’s first Major Championship.

Anyone can enter between now and April 10 for the chance to win a variety of great prizes, including a limited-edition Srixon White and Green Staff bag, a Bubba Watson autographed pin flag from one of his two major championships, and a Garmin S10 GPS watch.


Interested parties simply choose one golfer in the field from each tier. Prize money earned by each player chosen is totaled and the three contestants with the highest scores win the respective prizes. As a tie breaker, when signing-up, each contestant will also enter the score of the tournament’s low amateur. To enter or receive further information, please visit Winners will be announced after April 15.

“We love being different from competitors by engaging our audience with fun ideas that get everyone excited about the new season,” says Ed Byman, CEO of GVC. “Our team is dedicated to creating a retail environment that thrives on excellent customer service and enjoyment, and by offering contests with fun, unique prizes it’s another way for us to say thank you to all our customers and spread the excitement of this great game.” helps all golfers, regardless of their skill level or budget, find the right equipment, apparel and accessories for their games. The company’s ground-breaking U-tryTM program is the industry’s first online “try before you buy” offer. It provides the ability to test drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges and putters from top manufacturers for up to two weeks for a small trial fee. After 14 days customers either keep the clubs and pay the current list price – less the trial fee – or return them with a prepaid shipping label. To learn more about the program, visit

About Global Value Commerce
Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, Global Value Commerce (GVC) is the owner and operator of the world’s largest e-commerce platform to buy, sell, trade and try pre-owned equipment and new golf gear. Its popular websites include,, and upscale lifestyle retailer is home to U-tryTM, the golf industry’s first exclusively online club trial program that allows golfers a two-week test of new equipment from all of golf’s leading manufacturers. This includes drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, full iron sets, wedges and putters.

Beyond its popular retail channels, the company’s PGA Value Guide catalogs vast product information, sets industry standards on pricing and is used by millions of golfers to calculate credit or cash for their trade-ins. The value guide’s complementary trade-in network boasts more than 7,000 PGA Professionals who monetize golf club inventory, notably exchanges, demos and un-hit overstock.

GVC employs 130 people, including PGA members and golf-equipment experts who develop extensive product content and advise customers about how different types of equipment make them better players. Distribution centers in North Carolina, Utah and in Mississauga, Ontario total 100,000 square feet and house more than 400,000 units at any given time.

More information:, 866.843.0262

Ben Cramer