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Air New Zealand’s 30,000ft in-flight putting challenge tees off

From today, passengers on board Air New Zealand’s all black A320 will be invited to take part in a world first for in-flight entertainment on selected services between Auckland and Queenstown.

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To celebrate Air New Zealand’s sponsorship of the NZ PGA Pro-Am tournament, the airline is running the ‘30,000ft in-flight putting challenge’ where passengers will be invited to putt down the aisle of the aircraft.

AirNew Zealand’s Head of Sponsorship, James Gibson, says the airline is excited to be able to show its support for the upcoming NZ PGA Championship via this quirky in-flight competition.

“At Air New Zealand we’re crazy about rugby on the outside of our planes and we’re crazy about golf on the inside. We can’t wait for customers to get a slice of the NZ PGA action, before they even set foot on the ground in Queenstown, by taking part in some fun mid-air putting.

“This world-first for entertainment onboard is sure to show off some skills and provide a few thrills for passengers travelling on the all black A320 over the next few days,” says Gibson.

Four passengers on each flight will be given the opportunity to putt down the aisle to win a range of golfing prizes.  The overall champion will be awarded a prize pack consisting of a VIP trip for two to watch the final day of the inaugural NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship, including flights, accommodation and a brand new set of custom-fitted Callaway RAZR clubs kindly supplied by Callaway, another tournament sponsor.

Keep an eye on www.theflyingsocialnetwork.com to see challenger photos along with a live leader board.  The competition will conclude on Monday 26 March with the winner announced on Tuesday 27March.

The NZ PGA Championship is being held at The Hills Golf Course in Arrowtown, from 29 March – 1 April, and is expected to draw close to 20,000 spectators as well as golfers from aroundNew Zealandand overseas including a few famous faces.

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