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Nicklaus Companies and Soul Machines have released an NFT collection honoring Jack Nicklaus’ legacy

Nicklaus Companies and Soul Machines have released an NFT collection honoring Jack Nicklaus' legacy

Nicklaus Companies and Soul Machines have announced the historic first release of an exclusive NFT collection honoring Jack Nicklaus’ legacy, which was reborn in web3. The set has 18 tokens, and on each one, Digital Jack talks for 30 seconds about one of Jack Nicklaus’s 18 championship wins. The Golden Bear Club is an NFT project that connects superfans to exclusive digital and in-person experiences, with Digital Jack at the center. Owners can become founding members of the club. Through the Golden Bear website and Premint, owners can sign up for the NFT. Through the Digital Jack NFT, fans can unlock and own memories of Jack Nicklaus, the best golfer of all time and the first athlete in the world to have an AI-driven Digital Twin that moves on its own. This is made possible by Soul Machines’ cutting-edge technology.

Nicklaus Companies will take care of the NFT collection forever. It will be released on the Aspen NFT Marketplace with terms and conditions that can be changed and are stored on the blockchain. Other perks of the purchase include signed memorabilia, exclusive Jack Nicklaus® merchandise, and a $15,000 invitation to the 2023 Jack Nicklaus International Invitational Tournament Experience, which includes VIP hospitality tickets and two days of 18-hole rounds of golf at a Jack Nicklaus-designed signature golf course.

The NFT collection is the latest result of Nicklaus Companies’ partnership with Soul Machines, which was the first company to make Digital Celebrities that move on their own in the metaverse and in the digital worlds of today. In 2021, Soul Machines and Nicklaus Companies worked together to make Digital Jack, a digital version of Jack Nicklaus that moves on its own and is reimagined as a 38-year-old man at the top of his record-setting golf career. Soul Machines is now using its deep-tech research and advanced motion capture technology to give each of the 18 NFTs in the collection Digital Jack’s real look, facial movements, and way of moving.

Howard Milstein, Executive Chairman of the Nicklaus Companies, said that “When Jack and I first became partners, a main focus of our mission was to institutionalize the brand and enhance his legacy for future generations,” said Howard Milstein, Executive Chairman of the Nicklaus Companies. “Soul Machines and Greg Cross are world leaders in this innovative technology. 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.”

Greg Cross, CEO of Soul Machines, said, “We’re excited to build on our partnership with the Nicklaus team and expand the capabilities of our AI technology across both blockchain and the metaverse,” said Greg Cross, CEO of Soul Machines. “This NFT collection broadens the reach of Digital Jack, offering access to his memories, wisdom, and charisma on a global scale, and furthers Soul Machines’ goal to provide unique, one-on-one user experiences in our increasingly digital world.”

About Soul Machines

Soul Machines, which was started in 2016 by multiple tech entrepreneurs Greg Cross and Mark Sagar, makes avatars come to life as 3D Digital People that move on their own. Soul Machines wants to change how we work, play, and interact with the metaverse by making Digital People that look and act so much like real people. These Digital People will be able to hear and see, respond with gestures and movement, and be aware of and interact with humans. Digital People at Soul Machines create highly personalized brand experiences for global brands like NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®, P&G, Twitch, and The World Health Organization. They also change entertainment and fan engagement with celebrity Digital Twins like Carmelo Anthony, Jack Nicklaus, and Mark Tuan. Digital People by Soul Machines add a unique immersive element to human interaction to improve experiences in the metaverse and the digital worlds of today, whether it’s creating a digital brand ambassador or influencer in the metaverse or giving celebrities new ways to connect with their fans. For more information, go to www.soulmachines.com.

About The Nicklaus Companies

Nicklaus Companies and its predecessors have worked for more than 50 years to improve golf and make high-quality, branded products and services available all over the world that live up to the high standards set by its founder, Jack Nicklaus.

The Nicklaus Companies do things like design golf courses, build golf and real estate communities, and sell and license lifestyle products with the famous Jack Nicklaus® and Golden Bear® brands.

Nicklaus Design has made more than 430 golf courses in 45 countries and 40 U.S. states. It is widely thought to be the best golf course design company in the world.

In 2007, Jack Nicklaus teamed up with Howard Milstein to help these companies grow faster and expand into new markets. Milstein has set up a personal philosophy called “A Brand That Gives Back.” Goods and partners have promised to donate to the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and other charities. Milstein is also working to make sure that the Nicklaus brands will be around for a long time.

Milstein is an entrepreneur in the golf industry. He also started 8AM Golf, a group of companies that includes GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com, Miura Golf, Club Conex, True Spec Golf, Chirp, 3’s, and GolfLogix. All of them aim to make the game more fun for all players, no matter how good they are.

The team at Nicklaus Companies is proud to use the brand’s history of winning to achieve excellence, growth, and social good.

About MahKa

MahKa loves exploring the decentralized world. She writes about NFTs, the metaverse, Web3 and similar topics.

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