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It’s been a long road to get to this point, but after months of submissions, assessments, critiques and more, the judges have selected the 2013 Design-a-Hole champion.
Jason Thomason, who has tried his luck in this contest since its inception, has finally found the winner’s circle. His par-5 design, The Ancient Ruins, will go from concept to creation in the next few weeks and have a permanent home in Golden Tee 2013. Congrats to Jason on the Design-a-Hole win, and you’ll be hearing MUCH more about the man and his master plan soon enough.
Josh Sokol’s submission, The Sand Dune, was a close runner-up, while Tom Cosgrove’s design, The Longshoreman, came in third. Although Jason will take home the Golden Tee Home Edition with the win, all ten of our finalists will walk home with prizes.
“We listened to the feedback and we agonized over this decision,” said Golden Tee course creator Jim Zielinski. “In the end, we feel that The Ancient Ruins will fit brilliantly into 2013 and also think we’ll be able to incorporate most characteristics of Jason’s design into the game.”
“Forecasting how each design might translate and how this recreation process will fair is a difficult thing to do, but we’re very confident in this pairing. Thank you very much to the finalists and everyone that submitted for making this such a challenging decision once again.”
Thanks once again to everyone who participated. We’ll be contacting all of our finalists this week and getting their prizes ready - including Jason's Golden Tee Home Edition - and we’ll also be talking with Jason about how The Ancient Ruins came about and what you can expect to play come fall.