Usually pros can look forward to a new car if they make a hole-in-one on a par 3 during a tournament. At this week's KLM Open on the European Tour, however, the prize is out of this world: It's a trip into space.
XCOR Space Expeditions is offering a space excursion, valued at $95,000, for a player who makes a hole-in-one on the 163-yard, par-3 15th hole at Kennemer Golf & Country Club.
”With this prize we wish to create awareness among the public that space is now also accessible for everyone,” said Michiel Mol of XCOR Space Expeditions.
The player could cash in on the trip starting at the end of 2015, taking off from the Mojave Desert and going almost 39 miles into space before coming back to Earth. For the sake of comparison, Red Bull Stratos pilot Felix Baumgartner peaked at 24 miles altitude before jumping ship.