Daily Hole In One Contest
at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace
What can be better than hitting the perfect golf shot and getting a Hole in One? How about a video of the feat to share with family and friends and at least $10,000 in cash! Welcome to Swing King at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace.
Swing King is the brainchild of former Redbox senior vice president of technology Eric Hoersten, who partnered with former Redbox CEO and founder, Gregg Kaplan. A $2 billion business, Redbox made a splash with those conveniently-located kiosks that dispense millions of movie and video game discs. Kaplan and Hoersten envisioned similar fully-automated systems on the golf course and enlisted the expertise of sports technology expert Mike Jakob, who was hired as CEO after serving as President for Sportvision — a company best known for inventing the yellow first down line viewers see on football telecasts.
The Golf Club at Yankee Trace is the first golf course in Ohio with Swing King, which is now in 30 states and has been installed at almost 300 courses, approximately 90% of which are public and resort properties.
So, how does it work?
Swing King has installed three High Definition cameras that blend into the background on Heritage hole #7 at Yankee Trace. The cameras capture footage and documents every swing on the par 3 hole without a witness being present. A golfer paying an additional $5 in the golf shop at the start of the round wins $10,000 for a hole-in-one or $20,000 for a $10 entry fee. You can also prepay for Swing King on the course by downloading the Shark Experience App prior to playing the hole.
Only golfers who opt into a contest are eligible to win prizes, which range from $1,000 to $100,000, with the possibility of even a $1 million payout for special events or golf outings. Swing King is based in Chicago-and has installations at more than 40% of public courses in the Chicago Metro area and selected The Golf Club at Yankee Trace as its first golf course in the state of Ohio.
Ultimately, Swing King is about giving golfers a chance to celebrate a memorable moment, so give it a try during your next round at the #1 golf course in Dayton and you just might hit the perfect shot!
$10,000 Hole in One Winner at Yankee Trace!
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