SEMI-FINALS START TONIGHT AT 6 P.M.
April 27, 2014. Louisville, KY. – This is the last day of preliminary qualifying rounds for the Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company Kentucky Derby Festival $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. it’s $1 per shot at the Seneca Golf Course Driving Range off Pee Wee Reese Road. The Semi-Final round begins at 6 p.m.
During the 10 days of preliminary rounds the 10 best shots each day (including closest to the hole or hole-in-one, including ties) advance. Contestants are able to qualify for the Semifinals more than once, but only once per day.
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 remaining Finalist positions will be determined at the Semi-Finals.
Each Finalist gets one shot at the green, set up 150 yards away (135 yards for women finalists). The Finals competition, which is exciting and free for spectators, will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 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.