Last night, after an action-packed season of exciting extreme mini golf, garbo Mark Duncan was crowned Australia’s first Holey Moley champion, bagging $100,000 prize money.
With his good luck charm – a signed Greg Norman hat – in his pocket, Mark breezed through his early rounds against Jesse Earnshaw on Clowning Around and Teresa Thoi on Polcano with some incredible putting under pressure.
These wins propelled the bearded garbo to Greg Norman’s top-secret final hole, The Tomb of Nefer-Tee-Tee, where he met pro-golfer, Montana Strauss and drone-pilot, Jayden Lawson.
With Montana and Jayden having both achieved a hole-in-one during their championship rounds, Mark stepped up to the Grand Final hole as the underdog.
The highly anticipated reveal of The Tomb of Nefer-Tee-Tee drew gasps from the crowd. The pint-sized pyramid hole may not have been what was expected, but it soon became apparent that the hole’s difficulty was enormous.
Each player had to putt through the sphinx onto the rotating pyramids and then onto the green with a 100-ft shot at a hole-in-one. Trading shots, Montana had three very near misses, Jayden came close on his putts, but on the third round with his family cheering him on, Mark hit an outstanding putt which saw his ball sink the hole and win him the $100,000.
Mark was dazed by his win. “I cannot believe it!” he told Sonia Kruger before sharing the prize money would be spent on his family, a new car and some golf clubs.