Wednesday 21 March 2018

Just magic . . . €1m on offer for a hole-in-one at Druids

IT will take a shot in a million -- and that's exactly the prize on offer.

A €1m jackpot is being offered to golfers who hit a hole-in-one at Ireland's famous Druids Glen course.

The amazing opportunity will be available to players who sink the ball with one shot at the signature 12th hole on June 1.

While a hole-in-one is a rare event, participants will still have a better chance of winning the bonanza than claiming the Lotto.

Golf Digest reports the chance of an amateur getting a hole-in-one is one in 12,750.

However, the odds of winning the Lotto are one in 8,145,060.

Golfers who play golf on Druids Glen or Druids Heath championship golf courses from Monday to Thursday from now until the end of May have the chance of being entered into the Shot In A Million competition.

All the players will be entered into a draw every day and the daily winner will be invited back to take part in the event on June 1.

Some 25 listeners selected from a competition on the Today FM Breakfast Show with Ian Dempsey during the month of April will also be involved.

Organisers say any golfer who manages to combine the requisite levels of skill and luck to get a hole-in-one on the 12th will win €1m.

Known as the Augusta of Europe, the course at Druids Glen was designed by Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock. It opened in 1995.

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