Monday, April 20, 2009
A million dollar golf shot?
Whether you’re an amateur golfer, a professional or just love to read about the game, you must know of the $1 million golf shot. Pictured above is the hardest golf shot in the world. A player needs to hit a shot from the top of a mountain in South Africa, over the forest, onto a green, which is 400m below. The challenge has been given to the world’s best golfers and anyone who makes it, gets $1 million as prize. The Extreme 19th hole is located at the Legend Golf and Safari Resort at Entabeni in the Limpopo province in South Africa. The ball takes 30 seconds to reach the green. Golf carts won’t do here as the players have to take a helicopter to reach the spot. Open champion Padraig Harrington said that this is the type of innovation and excitement we need to get more people playing golf. Double Open champion Padraig Harrington and fellow pro Raphael Jacquelin have managed to hit the green, but couldn’t get the hole-in-one. Undoubtedly, the hole is awesome and so is the reward.