April 30, 2016 Louisville, KY. – This is the last weekend for fans to take their swing at $1 million at the Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company Kentucky Derby Festival $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest. Preliminary qualifying rounds continue today from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and tomorrow, May 1, 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. on Sunday.
During the preliminary rounds the 10 best shots each day (including closest to the hole or hole-in-one) will 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.
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, May 3, 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 Sponsor is Metro Parks & Recreation, joining Media Sponsors: Insider Louisville, WLKY TV and 840 WHAS.