Jack Nicklaus, nicknamed “The Golden Bear,” is regarded as one of the best golfers of all time, having won 117 professional tournaments and 73 PGA Tour titles.
To commemorate his achievements and celebrate his career, Nicklaus Companies and Soul Machines joined forces to create a non-fungible token (NFT) collection.
The collection, dubbed “Golden Bear Club,” comprises 18 NFTs, each featuring a 30-second 3D video tied to a different Jack Nicklaus victory.
Starting today, December 12, each NFT from the collection will be available for pre-mint on the Aspen NFT marketplace.
Holders will get access to signed memorabilia, rare Jack Nicklaus merchandise, and an invitation to the 2023 Jack Nicklaus International Invitational Tournament Experience in addition to the chance to hold a piece of history forever.
“Our latest collaboration not only enhances the way Jack’s fans engage with him today, but also opens the door to a new generation of sports lovers looking to learn about golf from the best to ever play the game,” said Howard Milstein, Executive Chairman of the Nicklaus Companies.
Although this is the first initiative dedicated to Jack Nicklaus, the golf industry has already explored Web3 before.
In May, the PGA Tour, the organizer of the major professional golf tournaments in the United States and Canada, submitted trademark applications to join the metaverse and the world of NFTs, and then collaborated with Autograph, a Web3 brand co-founded by Tom Brady, to launch an NFT platform.