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Golf: “$28 for a freakin beer??????"

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Stan Sutherland
Stan Sutherland

Over at bunkered the headline reads, “Justin Thomas calls out crazy beer prices at US PGA”
Note that in NZ dollars this currently converts to $NZ 44.41.
However in defence of the merchandising company who won the rights for the event I was unable to find a $28 beer on their price list which also included, “Even a bottle of water will sting you to tune of $6 a time.”

Expanding on JT’s thoughts, I note, “Responding to a picture of the prices on the popular Zire Golf Instagram page, the world No.9 wrote: “$28 for a freakin beer?????? What does it cure cancer or something!!????”

You do the math. Here’s the current exchange rate 1 USD = 1.58816 NZD.
“One Stella Artois will set you back $19, as will a Michelob Ultra organic seltzer. It’s the same price for one of the Tulsa venue’s “souvenir cocktails”, $18 for a standard Michelob Ultra, $15 for a Kona Big Wave golden ale or cocktails, and $13 for wine.”

Compare the above with prices at this year’s Masters.
Bottled water $2 and domestic light beer and imported beer $5.

Given I would spend upwards of $US6,000 for the pleasure of taking in all four days of action at Augusta National, I’ll give it a miss even if it’s got a decent price for beer.

Link to bunkered


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