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Becoming a Contestant on ‘Holey Moley’ Is More Challenging Than You Think

The hilarious and enjoyable sports activities actuality competitors, Holey Moley, is again for a second season — that means viewers are in for an additional summer season filled with epic match-ups on ABC’s supersized miniature golf impediment course.

Every episode options contestants competing for the prospect to win “The Golden Putter” trophy, a Holey Moley plaid jacket, and, oh yeah, $250,000. Considering enjoying? Scroll down for extra particulars in regards to the utility course of.

Do not be fooled: ‘Holey Moley’ rivals are hardly amateurs.

Season 1’s Mick Cullen beforehand revealed what the appliance course of was like for him, a world document holder in miniature golf. After finishing the required paperwork on-line, he had a number of cellphone and Skype interviews with producers, adopted by a background examine.

Six months after he first utilized, Cullen flew to L.A. to compete in an episode of the present, which he ended up successful. His mom, Dianne Cullen, was additionally a contestant, although she appeared on a unique week. Like her son, she took house the weekly $25,000 prize.

The youthful Cullen at present holds the document for the most important variety of mini-golf rounds performed in 24 hours. He shot 5,040 holes (or 280 18-hole rounds) for a charity occasion in 2011, proving he’s no common participant. However the neighborhood faculty teacher shared that he primarily loves the game as a result of it’s inclusive.

“You do not have to be significantly giant or a superior athlete to play,” he defined to Chicago’s Day by day Herald. “Age and gender do not issue as a lot. My 5-year-old son can beat me on a gap. You may be as aggressive or non-competitive as you wish to be.”

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Different previous contestants embrace Allison Smith, who owns two mini-golf programs in Florida, and Jeffrey Barber, a golf teacher from Burbank, Calif. Holey Moley creator Chris Culvenor mentioned it was important to seek out members who noticed the sport as greater than only a leisure exercise.

“Each competitor on Holey Moley is basically captivated with miniature golf,” the showrunner informed Newsday. “I feel if the contestants did not take it severely it would not work.”

However it’s equally necessary to Culvenor that everybody has a blast. “If we performed it completely severe like American Ninja Warrior, it will appear pressured,” he famous. 

“We needed to discover a sport that the Everyman can play… Everybody has a fond reminiscence about miniature golf. So we cherished that concept of taking that nostalgia and amping it as much as the subsequent degree.”

New episodes of Holey Moley air Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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