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Golden Tee 2009 Design-A-Hole Finalists Up for a vote

May 4, 2008

A little while ago we posted about a new contest that Incredible Technologies was running in regards to their next Golden Tee game, GT2009. The contest is called Design-A-Hole where anyone could submit an idea for a golf course that would be put into the actual game. The entries have been received and they have decided upon five finalists which are now up for a public vote on Originally they were only going to choose 3 finalists but the quality of the entries were so good that they had too difficult a time doing that and instead upped the number to 5. Looking at the finalists is quite interesting, one person even made a complete model of their course; another shows a sketch of a course that appears to be on top of several mesas which would be a very challenging course to play.

I would have tried out on this but I don’t have a clue as to what makes a good golf course so I didn’t even bother.  Hit the link below to check out the entries and vote!

(Thanks to a comment by kdollarsign on the original post)

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Golden Tee 2009 Design-A-Hole Contest

March 26, 2008

When it comes to sports arcade games, no other game has as much recognition or asgtcontest.jpg many releases as Golden Tee as they have released a GT title every year since 1989. Incredible Technologies has already begun work on the next GT game of course, GT2009 and this year to celebrate the games’ 20th anniversary they are holding a contest where you have the chance to design one of the holes that will be used in the game. Anyone can submit their ideas for a GT hole anytime between now (it actually started on March 14th) and April 15th. Entries will be judged by Golden Tee creators Jim Zielinski and Larry Hodgson who will pick three of the most creative holes that also blend challenge along with the creator’s own signature into them and present the three finalists for an online vote that will take place on on May 1st-15th. To increase the chances of winning the site offers these suggestions:

  • Your idea will be judged overall on its creativity. A good design should be challenging, not frustrating; clever, not crazy; and most importantly entertaining. Show us what you’ve got!
  • Any Par 3, 4 or 5 hole is eligible.
  • There is no limit to the amount of ideas you can submit. Just make ’em good.
  • The creativity of your submission counts too! From the back of a bar napkin to a polished video on YouTube, you’re encouraged to “think big” to get your idea across. The easier you can impart your vision to Jim and Larry, the better your odds on becoming a finalist.
  • A creative name for your design is also a necessary ingredient for success. Without a name, DaVinci’s Mona Lisa would just be “some chick” from the Italian Renaissance!

I really like this idea, although I’m not one that knows much about golf. Good luck to those who give it a shot!

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