LEXUS GIVES GOLFERS THE CHANCE TO SCORE THE ULTIMATE DRIVE09/07/2012
Lexus Australia has collaborated with Golf Link Partners to give amateur golfers the chance to win a Lexus GS 250 Luxury sports sedan, valued at $80,000.
Lexus Golf Link Cup is a new online amateur golf competition open to all Australian club golfers who have a valid handicap and a Golf Link membership number.
Every golfer who registers and plays at least six competition rounds of golf in the three-month competition period from July 10 to October 9 goes into a random draw to win the Lexus GS 250 Luxury sports sedan.
Lexus' GS 250 Luxury comes with a VVT-i equipped all-alloy quad cam 2.5-litre direct-injection V6 engine that develops 154kW, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shift.
It also features new, aggressive exterior styling, an ergonomically designed dual-zone, driver-focused cockpit and a raft of active and passive safety features.
Lexus GS Ambassador, former Rugby World Cup-winning Wallaby captain and keen golfer John Eales, is encouraging all amateur players to sign up.
"This is a fantastic initiative for club golfers all around Australia, no matter their skill level, to be part of a unique competition while being in the running to take home a superb Lexus GS 250 Luxury," he said.
"I'm looking forward to following the competition and seeing who finishes on top."
Lexus Australia chief executive Tony Cramb added that Lexus Golf Link Cup provided the ideal incentive for budding amateurs to play their best golf.
"Lexus Golf Link Cup allows amateur golfers to showcase their skills and track their progress via the on-line leaderboard and at the same time have a chance of winning a highly coveted prize - Lexus' latest generation grand touring sports sedan," Mr Cramb said.
The eight best golfers as determined by ranking across grade and gender - two each from A, B and C grades and two women golfers - will advance to the national final at Royal Melbourne on November 5.
These eight players will also be guests of Lexus at the VIP Lexus Lounge in the Birdcage at Flemington Racecourse for the Melbourne Cup the following day.
Entry details can be found on the Lexus Golf Link Cup website at www.lexusgolflinkcup.com.au.
Older news item15/04/2015
A clothing and accessories collection designed to act as a form of therapy has been announced as the Grand Prix winner of the 2015 Lexus Design Award at Milan Design Week - the world's largest design exhibition. Sense-wear, created by Dubai-based designers Emanuela Corti and Ivan Parati, was chosen as the winner of the competition among four Grand Prix finalists and eight panel finalists by the Lexus Design Award elite judging panel. 2015 marks the third year of the Lexus Design Award but the first time a Grand Prix winner has been nominated. The four finalists for the Grand Prix prize were specially selected from the 12 finalists in the 2015 Lexus Design Award to create a prototype of their project with mentoring from renowned designers. Corti and Parati received mentoring from Robin Hunicke, an American video game designer and producer who has a background in fine art, computer science and applied game studies. Lexus International president Tokuo Fukuichi, who sits on the elite judging panel, presented the award to the winners during a ceremony at the Lexus space at the Milan Design Week event on Monday. Judges said Sense-Wear best captured the theme of this year's awards, 'Senses', which is based on seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling and tasting. "It is very rare to find a design project which is joyous, formally seductive and fulfils such an important function by developing clothing that can act as a form of therapy for people with autism, Tourette syndrome and other special needs," said Paola Antonelli, who sits on the judging panel and is also senior curator in the department of Architecture and Design at MOMA NYC. The Lexus Design Award is an international design competition that fosters the growth of ideas that contribute to society and supports up-and-coming creators whose work can contribute to shaping a better future. 1171 submissions for the 2015 Lexus Design Award were received from 72 countries during the application period, which ended in November last year. The Grand Prix finalist prototypes and concepts of the eight panel finalists are on display at the Lexus space at Milan Design Week, which opened overnight. The Lexus space, called Lexus - A Journey of the Senses, was created by world-renowned space designer Philippe Nigro with collaboration from acclaimed chef Hajime Yoneda. In addition to the Lexus Design Award finalist submission exhibits it will feature a special display of the LF-SA concept, which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show last month, and a unique tasting experience.