Emirates to offer ace prize for NZ Open
BY iseekgolf.com | Australasian PGA Tour | 2005 New Zealand Open | General | 24 Jan 2005
Golf professionals playing in the 2005 Holden New Zealand Open will have an enticing incentive to succeed on the Emirates-sponsored par-three 8th hole during the event next month.
The tournament, which is co-sanctioned with the European and Australasian Tours, is to be played at Gulf Harbour, outside Auckland, from February 10 to 13.
And on all four days, if one of the professionals makes an ace at the 8th, their prize will be an Emirates business class trip for two to Dubai from a point on the award-winning airline’s network of 78 destinations, which include Auckland and Christchurch.
Said Emirates’ New Zealand country manager Chris Lethbridge: "Not only is the prize at stake on all four days, rather than the more common practice of just the final two days, but more than one golfer can win. If by some chance there are multiple holes-in-one on the 8th, each successful golfer will win a double ticket and enjoy Emirates’ renowned quality of service and a long-haul flight.
“The 162-metre 8th is one of the most naturally attractive holes on the first half of the course, and this prize will undoubtedly add to its attraction.”
As a major sponsor and official carrier for the tournament, Emirates will have four branded holes at Gulf Harbour.
The Holden New Zealand Open has already attracted a number of Ryder Club players and winners on last year’s European Tour.
Source – NZGA