April 15, 2014. Louisville, KY.   – The Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company Kentucky Derby Festival $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest opens this Thursday, April 17, at 10 a.m. and runs until Sunday, April 27, at the Seneca Golf Course Driving Range off Pee Wee Reese Road. There will be 10 days of preliminary qualifying rounds and a Semifinal Round at the Driving Range on Sunday, April 27.

The preliminary competition is open 10 AM to 8:30 PM from April 17 – April 26, except for Easter Sunday when it will be closed.  The last day for preliminary competition is Sunday, April 27, from 10 AM to 5 PM, and then the Semi-Final round begins at 6 PM.  Competitors and spectators can relax in the refreshment tent located adjacent to the tee area.

During the preliminary rounds the 10 best shots each day (including closest to the hole or hole-in-one, including ties) will advance.  It’s $1 per shot daily, with 2 shots for $1 specials on the following days:

Senior Days:  Weekdays 10 AM – 2 PM

Ladies Day:  April 23

Kids’ Day: April 26 (under 18)

There are a total of 56 positions in the Finals, which include all daily hole-in-one qualifiers and four female qualifiers from Ladies’ Day, plus two qualifiers under the age of 18 from Kids’ Day advance as well.  The Finals will be held on Tuesday, April 29, at 6 PM at Seneca Golf Course Hole #8.  The participant coming closest to the hole during the Finals (if no hole in one is awarded) will receive a $5,000 first prize.

Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company is title sponsor of the event.  Contributing Sponsors are: Kentuckiana Golf Course Superintendents, WLKY TV and 84 WHAS.

Since 1956, the Derby Festival has worked to bring the community together in celebration. The Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.