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Friday, September 25, 2009

Ace on a Par 4!

The next best thing to getting a hole in one on a par 3 is doing it on a par 4. Wait a second; acing a par 4 is way better. That’s ridiculous!

We at Interactive Promotions Group have recently learned, courtesy of kimt.com, that “a Mankato West Alum is still celebrating after hitting a hole in one on a par-4.” This happened in Mason City, IA. Kmt.com is the website for a channel that covers Iowa and Minnesota.

The stroke of excellence was authored by 23 year old Nick Largent. He boomed a driver on the “337 yard, par-4 number one hole at Norwalk’s Echo Valley Golf Course on August 4th,” according to the website. We also learned that four of his good friends were there to share the moment with him.

“It was kind of suspenseful because there was trouble on the right and left,” Largent recalls. “We thought maybe it went in the water or long and we couldn't find it. Someone walked by the hole and said ‘oh my god,’ are you kidding me. He told me it was in. It was such a neat experience. It was crazy we were screaming.” Nick also said, in his video interview, that it felt that it took them twenty minutes to get off the first green.

His eighteen hole score that day was impressive too. He shot 66. KMT new tells us that Nick is the first assistant at Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines, IA, and his proud parents now live in Mason City and participated in a charity golf tournament on Thursday at Mason City Country Club.

Our congratulations go to Nick. That is a big achievement even regardless of the luck needed to pull that kind of shot off. That’s something he’ll definitely tell his kids children. The WGC Bridgestone Invitational is full swing and the big names are present. Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia, Padraig Harrington and may others will be showing us their skills.

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Wyndham Worldwide Shows It's Generosity!

After reading an article on marketwire.com, we at Interactive Promotions Group learned that players can win 1,000,000 Wyndham Rewards Points in the Contest Challenge at 2009 Wyndham Championship. The article goes on to explain that Wyndham Rewards is the world's largest hotel loyalty program with more than 6,000 participating hotels around the globe in over 20 countries. The hole-in-one challenge will be on Sedgefield Country Club's 16th hole during the 2009 Wyndham Championship. Caddies for the hopeful winners will not be left out. They would win 250,000 Wyndham Rewards points if their player aces the hole.

The same article goes on to say that winners can use their Wyndham Rewards points for free night stays at Wyndham Hotel Group's 11 well-known brands in North America, Europe, China, Latin America and the Caribbean. That most definitely cuts a lot of costs and stress as tour professionals have to worry about hotel reservations on a weekly basis. Howard Johnson, Ramada, Wingate, Knights Inn and many other hotels fall under this rewards system.

However with all this said, the 16th hole is no pushover. The tee shot is played over water to a trickygreen. Also some form of luck will be needed. The Wyndham will be played from August 20 – 23 and we wish the players good luck.

Now, this week the last major of the year is being played at Hazeltine. The PGA Championship attracts a large chunk of the top 100 golfers in the world. An exciting weekend of golf is sure to come. Make sure you don’t miss it. Tiger Woods is coming off a strong win at the WGC World Championship against Padraig Harrington who unfortunately wilted at the end of the final round.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Bowling Contest Winners!

This blog segment takes us to Lancashire, England. A website by the name of www.thisislancashire.co.uk, informs us that a couple of Radcliffe Hall Primary School pupils got lucky in a bowling contest. The article on the website goes on say that, “they saw off teams from other Radcliffe schools to win the tournament at Tenpin, based at Park 66 in Pilsworth, last year.”

The deserving kids then “returned to the bowling alley last week to collect their prize, a check for 500 British pounds to buy new computer equipment.” 500 British pounds is almost equal 1000 dollars here in America. We also learned that “Tenpin also provided an evening of free bowling, which was taken up by 38 children from Year Six who were preparing to leave the Bury Street School.

The deputy principal gave his account of the events. “The children all had a fantastic time and took up nine lanes for their games. We were really pleased to win the competition and the money will be very useful. Computers are very expensive and some of our older machines really need replacing, so £500 (500 pounds) will go a long way towards a new system for the children.”

It’s good to see that these talented children were rewarded for their hard work. A bowling contest with a prize is always a fun event. If you plan to run this type of contest and you need contest insurance for the prize, make sure you choose Interactive Promotions Group. Not only do we get the job done but we provide affordable contest insurance. Also take note that we provide contest insurance for basketball, baseball, football, hockey and any other sports that you can think of. It gets even better. We aren’t limited to sports contests either. Our contest insurance also covers direct mail, auto, retail, tv & radio, tradeshow, gaming, online and weather contests! For precise information visit our website. It is www.interactivepromotions.com. You can also call us directly at 888-882-5140.