Callaway helps turn baseball stadium into 9-hole golf course
Callaway Golf has teamed up with the San Diego Padres to turn Petco Park into a 1,002-yard, nine-hole par-3 golf course which will be playable Thursday through to Sunday.
1,500 or so golfers have booked tee-off times to take on this incredible experience, and if these pictures are anything to go by it looks like they’re in for a great time.
So how does this odd golf course work? Golfers get to hit tee shots onto the 2016 All-Star game field, which has been dotted with bunkers, trees and coloured target greens. And while there they can also hang out in one of baseball’s best stadiums with their friends for $50; you get a hat, parking and the chance to test out some Callaway wedges. Pretty cool if you live in the USA.
Although not a big sport over here in the UK, American’s will surely love this opportunity, which has golfers executing drop-wedge shots from exotic locales through the stadium to the field.
So how does it all work? Paying customers will be greeted in the VIP lounge area upon arrival behind the home plate where, once their tee-off arrives, will then be allowed to warm up in the Padres indoor batting cages. After that they walk through the team locker room, then down the tunnel towards the Padre dugout where The Links At Petco Park opens with a tee shot from home plate surrounded by a protective tent.
For hardcore baseball fans, just stepping into the batters box is a dream achieved. But getting to hit a 110-yard shot towards the centre field? That’s a rush only a true fan can understand.
Originally the plan called for 144 golfers over four days but due to a quick sell-out and long waiting lists, more than 1,500 will be accommodated over the five day period.
How long before Anfield, Old Trafford or the Emirates Stadium gets a golf course plonked on top of it during the off-season? Watch this space…
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