Next week, the KLM Open takes place in The Netherlands on the European Tour.
The first player to make a hole-in-one on the 15th hole will receive a gift like no other -- a trip to space.
You read that correctly. Not a car, not a vacation, not a million dollars or a new set of clubs, but a trip to space courtesy of XCOR Space Expeditions, according to www.europeantour.com.
Talk about an out-of-this-world prize.
According to the report, a life-sized model of the Lynx Mark 1 that will be travelling into space -- an aircraft that can take off and land horizontally -- will be on display next to the 15th green throughout all four rounds.
"With this prize we wish to create awareness among the public that space is now also accessible for everyone," says Michiel Mol, from XCOR Space Expeditions on www.europeantour.com. "Journeys into space can be made starting from the end of 2015. We already have 300 bookings."
The prize package is worth a cool $100,000.
There are a lot of ways for fans to show their appreciation toward their favorite star golfers.
You can go to a tournament and cheer them on. You can go to the local golf store and buy the same clothes as said golfer. Or, in the case of this fan who attended Wednesday's Pro-Am at the BMW Championship out at Cherry Hills in Colorado, you can take it one (permanent) step further and have the golfer's likeness tattooed on your body.
Believe it or not, that right there is supposed to be a tattoo of Ernie Els (h/t Brendan Porath at SBNation.com):
— Claude Harmon III (@CH3golf) September 3, 2014
The Big Easy's swing coach, Claude Harmon III, tweeted out the picture on Wednesday of Els signing the fans leg just above the tattoo.
This fan has got to get the signature tattooed into his leg now too, right?
Believe it or not, this isn't the worst golf fan tattoo we've seen -- it's pretty bad though. That "honor" belongs to a fan who has Davis Love III (at least the man claims that's how it is) inked onto his skin.
Just when you think there are only so many golf trick shots you can see before you start thinking, "OK, I've seen it all," the Bryan Brothers come up with something new that will blow your mind.
Like this latest effort utilizing GoPro cameras:
George and Wesley Bryan are magicians, that's all there is to it.
My personal favorite from this GoPro video? George's chip shot into the moving cart that the driver catches, then tosses over the cart to Wesley, who smashes it in mid-air with a driver. That was unbelievable.
The only question you can ask after watching a Bryan Brothers video is this: What will they come up with next?
Rest assured whatever it is, it'll be special.