The Venture Minnesota Golf Show is one of the many traveling golf exhibits held around the country each year, but they have a contest that draws in crowds by the hundred.
For a few bucks, Show-goers can step up and hit three putts across 110 feet of astroturf and up an artificial green hill for their chance to win prizes totaling $100,000. For the past 28 years, the putt was unmakeable, but this past weekend, Paul Shadle stepped up the “green” and hit the putt of his life.
— WCCO – CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) February 20, 2018
For the past 28 years, the Venture Minnesota Golf Show has hosted a putting contest where contestants can pay $5 for three attempts to hole a 120-foot putt on artificial turf.
Nobody had ever made it. Until Sunday.
Paul Shadle, a 49-year-old corporate pilot from Rosemount, Minn., sank the mammoth putt Sunday and sent the crowd into pandemonium. For his miraculous effort, Shadle won a pontoon boat valued at $75,000 and a cool $25,000 in cash.
The proceeds of the contest go toward the First Tee Foundation to help the local youth in Minnesota.
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