A trip to space for a hole-in-one?

KLM Open
European Tour
The first player to ace the 15th hole in next week's KLM Open on the European Tour will win a trip to space.
By T.J. Auclair
PGA.com
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, September 05, 2014 | 11:34 a.m.

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.

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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.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.