It has been announced that the first player to make a hole-in-one on the 15th hole of the KLM Open will win a trip into space courtesy of XCOR Space Expeditions.
As part of a prize package worth US$100,000 this latest offering for an ace is sure to make an unprecedented impression on players and spectators of the event, which will be held at the Kennemer Golf & Country Club from the September 11-14.
It is the first time in the history of golf that a prize such as this has been offered for a hole-in-one, and a life size model of the Lynx Mark 1 that will be travelling into space - an aircraft that can take off and land horizontally - will be on show next to the 15th green throughout all four rounds.
”With this prize we wish to create awareness among the public that space is now also accessible for everyone,” says Michiel Mol, from XCOR Space Expeditions. ”Journeys into space can be made starting from the end of 2015. We already have 300 bookings.”
Daan Slooter, Tournament Director of the KLM Open, also added: ”It is fantastic that the KLM Open is the platform on which the possibility to travel into space is made known to the public. It can leverage the tournament to new heights. If you make a hole-in-one here you are justifiably a star player!”For more information: http://www.klmopen.nl/.