The Million Dollar Golf Hole

Million Dollar Hole 595

ONE lucky Australian golf fan could win a cool half million dollars this summer with the return of the Soniq Million Dollar Hole.

The par three 16th hole at the RACV Royal Pines Resort will certainly be one of the most eagerly anticipated golf holes of the 2016 summer of golf.

Every player at the Australian PGA Championship will have the opportunity to win AU$500,000 for himself plus AU$500,000 in prizes going to a golf fan.

The reward is large but the challenge is easy; the first player to ace the par three 16th hole during the final round on Sunday December 4 will walk away with AU$500,000.

In addition, to give every Aussie sports fan the chance to share in the AU$1million prize, Soniq will run a competition in the lead up to the event for a fan to be aligned with each Professional in the field. If their Pro aces the 16th hole the fan will receive half the value in cash and prizes.

“This is the second year that we are offering a million dollar prize for a hole-in-one on the 16th at RACV Royal Pines Resort,” said Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.

“Last year the 16th became the centre of attention for golf fans with everyone flocking to the green to see if a player could pull off the lucrative feat.”

“This year with the support of our partner Soniq we have big plans for the Soniq Million Dollar Hole with even more entertainment and hospitality planned for fans.”

As fans watch anxiously to see if the million dollar prize will go off, there will be live entertainment keeping the buzz alive.

“We are delighted to have extended our involvement with the Australian PGA Championship especially to be hosting the Soniq Million Dollar Hole which will be a hive of excitement during the tournament,” said Song Su, General Manager of Soniq.

“A hole in one is something every golfer dreams of but the excitement and anticipation of that achievement being rewarded with a million dollar prize and golf fans being able to share in that will see the Australian PGA Championship come alive at the Soniq Million Dollar Hole.”

Newly announced headliner Adam Scott was already getting in on the act this week.

“I can’t wait to have a crack at acing the par three 16th. It’s going to be an exciting week on the Gold Coast,” the world No.8 said.

Photo: Courtesy of PGA of Australia

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017


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