A brand new Toyota Hi-Ace bus is on offer to the first person to hit a hole-in-one on the 18th hole in Port Moresby and the eighth in Lae in this year’s Prime Minister’s Golf Challenge, a major fundraising event for the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC)
The bus is offered courtesy of Ela Motors Toyota.
Ela Motors presented the prize to the PNGOC in Port Moresby.
There will be two mini buses on offer, one for the Port Moresby event on September 22, and the other for Lae on October 6.
"Ela Motors is very proud to be involved in the Prime Minister’s golf event to raise funds for Team PNG, Toyota globally is also involved with the Olympics and we’re proud to support the Olympic Movement," national sales manager for Ela Motors, Chris Von Oppeln, said.
The bus has a retail value of K140,000 (£33,000/$43,500/€36,000) and will be a great prize for the golfer who hits a hole-in-one.
Oppeln said it may seem like a bit of a challenge but it can be done.
"A lot of people try too hard and don’t get too close but it can be done, I’ve seen it, so good luck to the lucky players who try to get a hole-in-one," Oppeln said.
Auvita Rapilla, secretary general of the PNGOC, thanked Ela Motors for partnering with the PNG Olympic Committee and encouraged corporate organisations to register a team for the opportunity to win the bus and other great prizes.
"This is a great prize and we are elated to have Ela Motors Toyota as a partner in this year’s Prime Minister’s corporate golf challenge," she said.
Ela Motors joins other co-sponsors of the event which include the National, Air Niugini, Coral Sea Hotels, Theodist and Coca Cola.
Funds raised from the event this year by the PNGOC will go towards sending Team PNG to the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu this December.