Bush golf course offers million dollar hole-in-one bounty

Quilpie Golf Open Event announces record million dollar bounty for a hole-in-one

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Come August 14 golfers will try their hand at the $1 million hole-in-one prize at the Quilpie Golf Open. Photo: Supplied

Come August 14 golfers will try their hand at the $1 million hole-in-one prize at the Quilpie Golf Open. Photo: Supplied

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The prize pool makes this year's event one of the richest hole-in-one competitions in the world.

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The Quilpie Golf Club is offering a million dollar hole-in-one bounty to golf enthusiasts who enter the upcoming 2021 Ruralbank Quilpie Golf Open on August 14 and 15.

The prize pool makes this year's event one of the richest hole-in-one competitions in the world.

President Bruce Paulsen said they expected around 150 entries making the odds better than any lottery.

"We're swinging well above par with this competition, and it's exciting to be able to offer such a huge prize for a hole-in-one, as well as $15,000 in competition prizes," he said.

Big stake hole-in-one golf competitions around the world are typically reserved for professionals, however this competitiondoesn't have a qualifier or any pre-requisites.

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"We want people to come and share with us this very special slice of Outback Queensland, and hopefully we'll send someone home with a full purse," Mr Paulsen said.

"The 18 hole course is magic set on red earth that is heavily dotted with huge shady gum trees. There's really nothing else like it.

"Just last week we had Jonathan Thurston hit a few balls on the course and give it his tick of approval, and earlier this month during the Queensland Outback Masters competition our course delivered a $10,000 hole-in-one prize."

The event is expected to provide much needed light relief for many locals who are also set to try their hand at winning the $1million hole-in-one prize.

The Quilpie golf course is a mostly flat range, proving itself a great leveller for golfers of all skill levels.

Tickets are available atoutbacktickets.com.au/event/ruralbank-2021-quilpie-open-golf-13808

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