Commonwealth Bank joins with Harte International and Mastercard to launch the Golf Card

17 August 2000

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Harte International today launched Golf Card, a new prestige credit card initiative aimed at the executive golfer.

Nick Kennett, General Manager, Cards and Financing Products said "Golf Card is a joint initiative with Harte International, a leader in the Australian corporate golf scene. Golf Card is a premium Gold MasterCard and the Commonwealth Bank is proud to be part of this new and exciting venture. It is a milestone in Australia's credit card history".

Mr. Kennett added, "Golf Card will appeal to Australian executive golfers as it will provide them with a prestige card tailored to suit their lifestyle. Golf Card provides access to great golf facilities, both here and overseas. Through a unique association with prestige partners such as Qantas, Ericsson, Tag Heuer, and Hyatt Hotels, Golf Card provides access to the high-status world of golf and offers unparalleled immediate rewards on a whole host of products and services. In Australia alone, Golf Card members will have immediate access to more than 40 exclusive golf courses, including The Pines, Sanctuary Cove".

Phil Harte said, "The Golf Card is more than just golf, it is an exciting new way for the business community to access exclusive benefits in a unique way. Golf Card members will automatically receive a welcome kit that provides tangible value of up to $4,500.

"Golf Card will allow 'members only' access to some of the world's finest golf courses at specially reduced rates and provide discounts on cruises, rental cars, limousines, helicopters and five star hotels," added Mr. Harte.

"This card is all about unique rewards, available instantly. There are no points to collect, it's exclusive and unique to the market and easily accessible via our website

"Real rewards, right here, right now," said Mr Harte.