Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Are You Lucky or Good?

Doing my usual research on happenings around the Golf world, I came across an interesting little press release.

In participation with DreamShot Golf, CrackerJax, a family fun park in Scottsdale, AZ is celebrating its 15th Anniversary (the ‘Crystal’ anniversary, as they say) by throwing a hole-in-one contest, where participants will have a chance to $10,000,000.

But whoa there, Nellie. Don’t start your golf boner just yet. Nobody just gets to ace a hole from 150-yards out and walk away with ten mil.

The contest, which will be held on January 22nd at the fun park, costs $10 to enter. Any player making an ace at CrackerJax will win $5000 and trip to Las Vegas (also valued at five grand) for a chance at the $10,000,000 jackpot. The contest for the big money will be held over the weekend of the 16th, 17th and 18th of October in Las Vegas, complete with a welcome reception, golf event (with closest to the pin contest) and dinner, with the hole-in-one contest being held on Sunday the 18th.

Let’s put it into perspective and crunch the numbers.

Odds on winning the Mega-Millions lottery: 1 in 175,711,536

Odds on an amateur golfer making a hole-in-one: 1 in 12,750 (according to a 1999 report in Golf Digest).

I don’t know about you, but I’m foregoing the usual weekly lottery ticket and heading to Scottsdale.

1 Comentário:

The Reverend said...

I like them odds...

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