Red Bull Capital Drive
Aqua Greens built a custom Island Green for Red Bull’s “Capital Drive” event at the historic Georgetown Riverfront in Washington, DC.
PGA Pro Rickie Fowler competed in the “Red Bull Capital Drive”. Fowler tweeted his followers and invited them to participate in a scavenger hunt along the riverfront. Fans were invited to follow a series of clues to locate scores of hidden, numbered golf balls. Participants in the hunt registered their numbered balls at the event site and then placed their balls into a Red Bull cooler. Rickie Fowler arrived to the Red Bull Capital Drive with his entourage and got things started by drawing 18 of the numbered golf balls from the cooler. The numbered balls were then used in a ”closest to the pin” contest. Based on Fowlers placement of the ball on the island green, each fan with a numbered ball in the competition had the opportunity to win various prizes. The grand prize included tickets to the US Open at National Golf Club.
Fowler warmed up his swing on an elevated tee that was 106 yards away from the pin. Unable to see the actual target, Fowler launched his shots down a narrow street flanked by 5-story buildings, over a water hazard, through swirling winds and onto an Island Green built by Aqua Greens. With the Potomac River in the distance and hundreds of onlookers standing by, in under 10 shots Fowler successfully landed in a hole in one! Fowler solidified the expertise that earned him the 2010 PGA Rookie of the Year award, along with a spot on the Ryder Cup team as a captain’s selection.
After the Capital Drive, Fowler commented on his hole in one saying, ”It looked good in the air, but I obviously couldn’t see it because it was a blind shot. To be able to do that as part of Red Bull Capital Drive and with 18 balls to work with was pretty cool.”
Please visit Red Bull’s Capitol Drive Promotional Page to learn more. You can watch video from the event below.
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